6 Powerful Household Deodorizers (That You Might Already Have Home!)

March 21, 2022 12:00 am Published by

It can be frustrating when household odors disrupt your immaculate, spotless home. You probably want a solution, and masking the smell won’t cut it; you need to eliminate those stubborn odors now.

Fortunately, there are some quick fixes that you might not even expect to work, using things that are already in your kitchen. If you want to know what absorbs bad smells in your rooms, take a look at these six effective household deodorizers.

Look out for these places first

These are some of the usual suspects when there’s an unpleasant smell in your home:

  • Dishwasher: Stinks because of rotting bits of food.
  • Garbage disposal: Grease and leftovers under the blades.
  • Fridge: Spills and spoiled food.
  • Carpets: Moisture and occasional spills.
  • New furniture: Strong chemical odors from vinyl.
  • Sheets and linen: Body oils and dirt buildup.
  • Closets: Humidity and bad ventilation. 
  • Bathroom: It can be a breeding ground for mildew and mold.
  • Trash cans: Buildup from not washing them often.

Once you’ve identified the culprits, it’s time to get rid of those unwanted smells.

Baking soda

This compound is activated by the molecules of acid smells, with neutralizing power that’ll freshen up many spots in your home. It’s pretty straightforward to use: open a box of baking soda and leave it in the fridge, so you’ll keep odors at bay.

Other excellent uses are sprinkling this powder in your empty trash cans or directly on your carpet and vacuuming up after a couple of minutes.

White vinegar

You can use vapor to absorb odors in your kitchen by boiling equal parts white vinegar and water. Vinegar itself has a strong smell, but it dissipates in a matter of minutes.

Tip: Vinegar is also a handy cleaning agent, be sure to keep a mix of vinegar and water inside a spray bottle. Use the solution to wipe the inside of your microwave, fridge, and many other surfaces.

Coffee grounds

After your morning cup, don’t toss the grounds; they have a second function. Coffee can be used anywhere that needs odor removal while adding an aroma to enjoy. Put coffee grounds in a cup or bowl inside cupboards, fridges, and bathrooms.

Cat litter

Whether or not you own a cat, you can buy litter and use it as an odor absorber, especially if you have a musty trash can. The best thing is that you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket; get the budget option, and you’ll still have excellent results.

Add a scoop of cat litter to the bottom of the trash can and replace it once it’s moist enough.


If your fridge smells like food, that’s normal; however, the pungent odor of something spoiled or food that’s not even inside your fridge anymore requires deodorizing. Luckily, bread can absorb those terrible smells. Add one or two slices inside the refrigerator for half a day.

Vanilla extract

Some leftover food will stink up the freezer, but removing odor and leaving a sweet scent is easy. Soak a few cotton balls in vanilla extract, leave them inside the freezer and stop worrying about the smell.

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