How to get rid of dodgy domestic smells


There is nothing worse than a disgusting smell lingering in your home, so it’s time to get rid of them.

Here are the five most common smells and tips for making them disappear:

The dishwasher
Sometimes the dishwasher can really stink, like really, really smell. The best way to get rid of this is to fill a cup with vinegar, put it on the top rack and put the dishwasher on a cycle without any other dishes in it – ta da!

Animal smells
While you may love them unconditionally, your adorable kitty or cuddly dog can really stink. To get rid of their strong odours, sprinkle a little baking soda over your fabrics, rub it in and leave it over night. In the morning, simply vacuum it clean.

Your bin
A bin smell can be particularly pungent, especially if it hasn’t been taken out in more than a week. Light a scented candle in the kitchen and it should at least be masked until you take the bin out. For goodness sake, just take the bin out.

The fridge
Again your trusty baking soda can be put to good use. Pour some into a cup, plonk it at the back of the fridge and it will absorb all nasty smells.

Burnt smells
If you’re anything like us, you will have a few burnt smells at least once a day in the kitchen. Simply pop on the fan, light a scented candle and the smell will go away.