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How To Eliminate A Stale Smell In Your House


Nothing is worse than having something in your home that smells. Many reasons and items could cause the issue, but these smells will be the least of your worries with the proper steps. Below, learn how to eliminate odors in your home and get it back to smelling fresh and clean. 

What Are The Main Causes Of Odor In The House?

  1. Trash Smells
  2. Mold 
  3. Gas
  4. Sewer Odors
  5. Decaying Animals
  6. Pet Odors
  7. Linkering Smoke Etc.

Remove Odors In The Bathroom And Kitchen

  • Mix half a cup of baking soda in two quarts of water and clean the fridge with a brush or a soft cloth. You can also scrub the tiles, drains, tub, sinks, toilet bowls, and trash cans with this mixture. For a practical solution and strong disinfect, clean with vinegar.
  • Keep an open box of baking soda in the fridge and sprinkle baking soda into a trash bag and trash can to remove foul odors.
  • Boil one part of vinegar and two parts of water in a microwave in a safe container to remove the unwanted smell from the microwave.
  • Mix half a cup of vinegar with a quart of water and simmer on the stove for some time. It will remove the odor of burnt food and many other smells from the kitchen.

Remove Smoke Odors From The House

  • Sprinkle baking soda on the carpets overnight and vacuum it in the morning.
  • Open all the windows and doors and let the smoke odor out and the fresh air in your house.
  • For natural air indoors, cut a lemon and set half in an unnoticeable place.

 Remove Carpets Odors From The House

  • Sprinkle baking soda into the carpet, sit it for some time or a couple of days, and vacuum it. Baking soda is safe, deodorizes, clean, and effective at removing odors.
  • If the carpet has stains over it, it may be required to replace it or call a professional to clean it.
  • Plain white vinegar and water, you can clean small sections of the carpets.

Remove Pet Urine Odors From The House

  • Mix 50-50 water and vinegar, sit it for some time and then use paper towels or towels to soak liquid from the surface.
  • After cleaning, if there is any smell or spot there, sprinkle baking soda over it. Let sit for a few hours and then vacuum the carpet.
  • Cover the dirty place with a clean towel until it dries. It keeps dirty feet, kids, and pets off the spot.

Stinky Garbage Disposal

  • During disposal, use running cold water continuously.
  • To keep the drain clean and smell fresh, put citrus peels before disposal.
  • Don’t spill grease at the bottom of the drain.
  • Prepare white vinegar ice cubes in a tray instead of plain ice cubes and dash them into the disposal. It will help to keep bacteria away and help to remove stuck-on pieces of food.
  • Spill baking soda at the bottom of the drain, then sit it for some hours before spilling water at the bottom.
  • For high stinky odors, spill four tablespoons of borax into the drain and let it sit for some time, then clean it with hot water.
  • While cleaning the kitchen sink, also clean the rubber stopper. You can use a baby bottle brush this way; you don’t need to stick your hand in the drain.

Removing Musty Smells From Your House: Step By Step

  1. Firstly, find the root of the musty and mildew smell.
  2. Prepare bleach mixture: combine one gallon of warm water with one cup of bleach.
  3. Soak the brush into the mixture and scrub the mildew stain.
  4. Remove the bleach with a wet and clean sponge.
  5. After removing the mildew stain, use a towel to dry the area.

Remove Odors Of Sponges

  • Soak them into the mixture of ⅔ cup of bleach and one gallon of water. It will remove the smell and germs from the sponge.
  • Wash it in the dishwasher’s top rack or the washing machine.

Remove Decaying Animals Odor

  • If an animal is dead inside the house, use bleach or household disinfectant to clean the surface.
  • If the animal is dead outside the house, then flush the infected area with fresh water. 
  • Increase the ventilation of the house to flush the odor of dead animals. You can do this by opening your house’s doors and windows and turning on the air conditioner or fans.


By following the above tips, you can easily remove odors from your house and maintain it clean and fresh. With these tips, you can save your family and children from germs and bacteria. In addition, your pure and best smelling house can also develop a reputation in your friends and relatives.