5 EASY WAYS TO STOP KITCHEN ODORS
I’m sharing 5 Easy Ways to Stop Kitchen Odors as part of my sponsored ambassadorship with Zep Commercial cleaners and Socialstars #ZepSocialstars
Spring has sprung and it’s time to open the windows and freshen your house. While odors can lurk in any room, one of the most common ‘stink sections’ is your kitchen. It’s where some of the best aromas are born…and where some of the worst grow. Sometimes all of the nooks and crannies where odor lives can seem daunting (and no one likes cleaning the kitchen to begin with). But, with these 5 Easy Ways to Stop Kitchen Odors, you can halt bad smells before they take over.
1. REFRIGERATOR ODORS
To battle bad smells in your fridge, mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda with 1 quart of water in a spray bottle. Remove items from each shelf and spray with the baking soda mix. Let sit for just a a few minutes and then wipe clean with a wet sponge. After you’ve wiped down all of the surfaces, place flattened paper bags at the bottom of your produce drawers (to absorb leaks) and place an open box of baking soda to soak up future odors.
2. THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL
This is where old food goes to die….and after a while you can smell it. Once every week or so, cut up a fresh lemon and run it through your disposal. Not only will it remove odors, but it will also clean the disposal blades. If you use a metal cover for your drain, place it in your dishwasher to get rid of small bits of food and mold.
3. THE DIRTY SPONGE
Kitchen sponges are thought to be the highest concentration of germs and bacteria in your house. Some days the same can be said for the smell. They get stinky and slimy – but you can eliminate odors and germs with two simple methods: Place the sponge in your dishwasher or microwave it for 2 minutes (make sure to wet it first!).
4. COOKING ODORS
Sometimes what smells good today isn’t quite as nice the next day. Fried foods, burnt entrees and other strong aromas can linger for longer than we’d like. One easy way to freshen the room is to put out a bowl of white vinegar, baking soda or fresh coffee grounds over night.
5. The Dreaded Garbage Can
Did you just scrunch up your nose when you saw that photo? Probably so. We all know the smell that’s associated with a well used kitchen garbage can. It’s a lovely stew of every other unwanted kitchen smell, squished into one pungent package. Yummy.
No one wants to waste bags by taking out the trash several times a day. Lids keep stuff in, but they don’t do as well with containing odors. That’s where Zep Commercial Garbage Odor Eliminator comes in handy.
Zep Commercial Garbage Odor Eliminator doesn’t just mask the odors, it stop them where they live. Each time you replace your garbage bag, simply sprinkle some of the granules before using the garbage again. The Garbage Odor Eliminator will absorb odor causing liquids from common items such as fish, meat and poultry.
The pleasant cherry and citronella scent will also remove the pre-existing odors of more organic waste such as urine and dirty diapers, making it a great addition to your nursery trash can or garbage pail. Because Zep is commercial strength, it’s also effective for outdoor garbage cans and trash compactors.
Even though I’m sure most of us would pay a hefty sum to never worry about a stinky, leaky garbage can again, Garbage Odor Eliminator retails for an affordable $4.97 at your local Home Depot store.