Thursday, August 28, 2008

get rid of these 10 smells

#Sour Milk Smells
Get rid of the smell of stale, sour milk on fabrics. Soak in white vinegar for a couple of hours and wash in the normal way. If you can't wash the fabric, dab the area with tissue and then apply white vinegar. Dab again and get the area as dry as possible. You might have to do this several times.

#Stale Freezer Smell.
Freezer defrosted? The smell can be really bad. Empty the freezer and wash out with soap and warm water then wash the inside with bicarbonate of soda dissolved in a little water. Finally put a cut onion in the bottom and leave overnight. Remove the onion and leave the door of the freezer open for a while. This should get rid of the bad smell.

#Musty Old Carpets.
To take smells out of old carpets, use a steam cleaner and put a scoop of Oxyclean, or similar into the water. It will freshen it up again and stop the odour.

#Plastic Containers
can sometimes smell, especially if they are stored with their lids on. Crumple a piece of newspaper and put it inside the box, replace the lid and leave overnight. This will remove the smell.
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Fishy Smells.

Cut a lemon in half and boil it in a little water. The steam disperses the aroma and neutralises the fish smell.

Pet Puddles.

White vinegar in warm water will help to get rid of the smell left behind by pet accident

Damp Cupboard.

put a box containing cat litter in there. The cat litter will absorb the damp smell and leave the room/cupboard smelling fresh.

Smelly Microwave.

Squeeze half a lemon into some water and place the dish into the microwave. Place in the microwave on full power for two minutes. Once the water condenses inside the microwave wipe with a soft absorbent cloth

Cigarette Smoke.

in a car can hang around for ages. Soak two towels in white vinegar. Put each into a plastic bowl. Put these near the ashtray and the back seat. Leave over night. When you take the bowls out the smell will have gone

Stale Smelling Fridge.

soak a piece of cotton wool in vanilla and leave inside. It will give it
a lovely clean, fresh aroma
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