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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Cleaning Week: Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

I love the smell of a clean home. My husband thinks that's why I clean so much. However, he has lots of allergies that make it impossible to use conventional deodorizers. Aerosol sprays cause him to sneeze and artificial fragrances makes it difficult for him to breathe. I found a couple of things that help with that problem. That's right, you're getting another 2-for-1! How exciting!

First up, a spray.
You'll need:
a spray bottle
2c hot water
1/8 baking soda
1/2c lemon juice

Dissolve the baking soda in the water and add the lemon juice. Pour into the spray bottle.

I don't know if this will affect the color of cloth furniture, so be careful! I try not to spray it near my couches though, just in case.

The second is a refrigerator deodorizer.
You'll need:
an orange
a bowl

Cut orange in half & remove pulp. Pour salt into rind. Place in bowl to prevent a mess in case it gets knocked over & place in fridge. The salt soaks up any nasty odors while the orange helps it smell nice.

1 comment:

  1. Omg, best post ever!! I've never heard of either of these, but I MIST try them out!!