Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.
To deodorize a smelly room, place an open box of Arm & Hammer Baking
Soda on a shelf in the room. Or dissolve two teaspoons Arm & Hammer
Baking Soda in two cups of water in a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray
bottle and spray the air.
Bounce. To freshen
the air in a dresser drawer, closet, or room, place an individual
sheet of Bounce in a drawer, hang one from a hanger in the closet,
or tape one to the front of a fan (or air- conditioning vent] and
turn it on.
Car-Freshner Pine Trees.
To freshen the air in your home, hang a Car-Freshner Pine Tree in
the house from the blinds.
Downy Fabric Softener.
Mix one tablespoon Downy Fabric Softener with two cups water in a
sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray the solution as an air
freshener to make your home smell April fresh.
Heinz White Vinegar.
Fill a spray bottle with undiluted Heinz White Vinegar and spray it
around your home as a natural air freshener. The pungent smell of
vinegar quickly dissipates, leaving your home smelling clean and
Ivory Soap. To
freshen the air in closed spaces, place unwrapped bars of Ivory Soap
in drawers, linen closets, and storage trunks. Replace the bars of
soap every few months.
Johnson & Johnson Cotton
Balls. To scent the air in your home, saturate a Johnson &
Johnson Cotton Ball with perfume or cologne and place it in the bag
of your vacuum cleaner before vacuuming the carpets.
Briquets. A clean, used coffee can filled with untreated
Kingsford Charcoal Briquets placed in a closet or chest absorbs
Lipton Tea Bags, ReaLemon,
and Mr. Coffee Filters. Steep two Lipton Tea Bags in two cups
of boiling water, let cool, add two tablespoons ReaLemon lemon
juice, strain through a Mr. Coffee Filter, and pour the solution
into a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle. Spray it around your
home. Tea is an all- natural air freshener, and the lemon juice adds
a lemon scent.
Maxwell House Coffee.
A freshly opened can of Maxwell House Coffee deodorizes and freshens
the air in a room. Or fill a small bowl with fresh coffee grounds
and set it in a corner of the room.
McCormick Pure Vanilla
Extract. To scent the air in your home, saturate a cotton
ball with McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract and place it in your vacuum
cleaner bag before vacuuming the house. Or place a cotton ball
saturated with vanilla extract on a saucer and set it in a corner of
Mennen Speed Stick.
Apply Mennen Speed Stick to an incandescent lightbulb and then turn
on the lamp. The heat from the lightbulb will slowly melt the
deodorant, freshening the air in the room. You can also cut up
chunks from the bar of deodorant and place them around the house. Or
remove the lid from a Mennen Speed Stick and place it in a drawer or
Nestea, ReaLemon, and Mr.
Coffee Filter. Mix up two cups Nestea, add two tablespoons
ReaLemon lemon juice, and strain through a Mr. Coffee Filter. Pour
the solution into a sixteen-ounce trigger-spray bottle and spray
around your home to freshen the air.
Tidy Cats. To
prevent musty, damp odors in a closed summerhouse, fill shallow
boxes with unused Tidy Cats. Place one box in each room before
closing up the house. The cat box filler absorbs moisture and musty,