Home Sweet Home Magazine - August 2021

Your home is your castle, and you work hard to keep it clean for your family. But daily life does happen — in the form of pet messes, cooking spills andmusty smells that tend to linger. Most people’s first inclination is to mask these unwelcome aromas with heavily scented candles or air fresheners that don’t actually solve the root problems. Plus, the chemicals used in these products can trigger a wide range of health problems, including allergic reactions, asthma attacks and migraine headaches. So, instead, try these simple hacks to eliminate common household odors using safe, natural ingredients you likely already have on hand! Eliminate Common Household Odors Using These 6 Hacks

1. Appliances Since we use our appliances on a daily basis, we often forget they can trapmoisture, trash and leftovers inside. This creates the perfect environment for offensive odors to form and permeate the atmosphere.

run a regular wash cycle using the hottest temperature setting. Once the dishwasher has cooled, remove the bowl. Next, sprinkle 1 cup of baking soda across the bottom of the dishwasher tub and run the regular wash cycle using the hottest temperature setting once more. Do this every three months to keep your dishwasher odor-free and working at maximum efficiency.

soap residue get trapped in the filter. Newer models usually come equipped with a removable filter. Simply take the lower dish rack out, and you’ll easily locate the filter at the bottom of the tub. After soaking the filter in soapy water, rinse it well before replacing it. If the odor lingers, empty the dishwasher, then place a small dishwasher-safe bowl on the top rack. Fill the bowl with distilled white vinegar and

Dishwashers begin to emit a foul odor when food, grease and


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