Try these tips for removing odors from your carpet, furniture, and any other smelly places in your home

Cleaning: Eliminating Odors

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Getting Rid of Smokey Odors in Furniture

contributed by Susan M.

She bought a fantastic used but well-made sofa set with slipcovers and was dismayed when she got home to find there was cigarette smoke damage. Being allergic to smoke, she needed a solution quickly. Here's what she did to eliminate the odor.

Removing Home Odors Naturally

Eric Nirschel

More than likely, you take pride in the appearance of your home. Still, sometimes there may be the issue of unpleasant odors. Maybe the smell is coming from a patch of carpet that still remembers when Fido was a puppy or maybe just from the trashcan because it's full of trash. It can be tempting to go out and get the most powerful chemical cleaner you can find. But, many smells can be dealt with both easily and cheaply with natural things already in your cabinets.

Saving Money on Air Fresheners

Readers' Solutions

I recently decided to try and make my own air freshener and do away with yet another aerosol can that goes in the trash. You add about 1/8 witch hazel, then fill rest of the bottle with water. Add 14 drops or so essential oil or fragrance oil, depending on how strong you like the scent. Shake and spray. Don't miss more air freshener tips and tricks.

Cleaning Mildewed Stuffed Animals

Readers' Solutions

It is possible to clean mildewed stuffed animals. Our readers share their tips and tricks on cleaning mildewed stuffed animals.

Eliminating Refrigerator Odors

Readers' Solutions

Lightening hit her camper and knocked out the refrigerator. The fridge was full when the power went down and it was almost two weeks before she found it. The smell almost knocked her down when she opened the door! Our readers share their tips and tricks on eliminating refrigerator odors.

Removing Smokey Kitchen Odors

Readers' Solutions

Don't miss these tips and tricks on how to remove smoke odor from a kitchen.

Smelly Kitchen Plastic Containers

Readers' Solutions

Have you ever had to throw out plastic containers because they had a lingering odor? Well, now you no longer have to throw them out. Our readers share their tips and tricks on cleaning smelly kitchen plastic containers.

Eliminating Odors in Your Car

Readers' Solutions

It's no fun being trapped in a stinky car. Our readers share their tips and tricks on how to remove nasty odors from a car.

Using Old Spices for Homemade Aromatherapy

contributed by Anne in New Orleans, LA

Depending on the herbs and spices, many lose their potency in about a year. When replacing them for fresher cooking condiments, save the old ones for these simple and healthful uses.

Eliminating Gasoline Odors

Readers' Solutions

Gas spilled in their vehicle and they can't seem to get rid of the odor. Our readers share their tips and tricks on how to eliminate gasoline smells.

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