Today I was reading Angel’s blog, 1 Smart Mom. She has some thrifty tips for making your home smell good, without giving you a headache.
1. To get rid of bad smells, pour vinegar in a bowl and let it sit overnight.
2. Put natural spices in a pot and boil them on the stove.
3. If you have clothes to hang dry, hang them in the room that you want to smell nice. (The room will smell like your detergent or softener.)
4. Place laundry detergent in the bottom of your tub overnight. The bathroom smells good and the tub sparkles.
I will add that baking soda helps to absorb smells. You can add a refrigerator style box in closets, behind the couch, under the bed, etc. You can even sift a little bit on the carpet and let it set for a while before you vacuum.
Sometimes I also try a lightly scented candle. Candles work well for absorbing odors, but be careful; some of them are strong.
Thanks for the tips, Angel. I am sensitive to smells too.