Odor in Your Apartment and How To Get Rid of it

by Mary Anne Ragragio

Posted on 2019-08-03 20:17:02

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Odor in Your Apartment and How To Get Rid of it


It’s a great feeling when you have a relaxing place to come home to. What if your apartment or your own house has an unpleasant smell? Well, living in a place with a strange odor is not pleasing and sometimes won’t make you feel relax. But an unpleasant odor at home doesn’t stay long though.


If you are renting in an apartment, you may check your lease agreement first if removing those weird odors are covered. It might be possible that your landlord to some extent is capable of helping you to eliminate those unpleasant odors.


You will read here some ways on how you can get rid of the strange odor in your apartment/house.


First, we need to know where that strange odor in your apartment comes from. Sometimes smell could stick on walls, clothes, curtains, carpet or it might come from any of the following:

  • Stinky foods
  • Unwashed clothes
  • Un-damped garbage
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Garbage bin
  • Pet Odor
  • Unclean surrounding


How do we get rid of those odors? There are lots of ways on how to get rid of the weird odor in your apartment. Sometimes it will cost a bit more but it will help you to eliminate or at least lessen the odor until it totally disappears. Below are some tips on how you can eliminate the odor in your apartment/house:

  • Use baking soda. Sprinkle it on the affected fabrics; let it sit for a couple of hours then vacuum.
  • You can use charcoal, put it in a bowl and leave it any affected area to act against the unpleasant smell.
  •  Opening your window is one possible way of removing the odor. It helps fresh air circulate inside your home. You can also use the help of an electric fan. Put it in front of the window, air should be facing the outside part of the house to help push the air out.
  • Make sure to wash bed linens, stocked unwashed cloth, and curtains. Smell sometimes starts from unwashed clothes that have not been washed for a while. And that’s when odor in your home starts and gets worst when the smell sticks to the surrounding area.
  •  Always do regular cleaning of your home. You may also clean walls, floors, ceiling, garbage bins, and carpets.  Regular cleaning of your house/apartment is one of the best ways you can do to avoid unpleasant odor.
  • If you have a cat or other small pet, you can use an automatic litter box.
  • You can use an air purifier to help deodorize your room. It depends on what brand of air purifier you have, it covers certain square feet size.
  • Throw your garbage every single day and put it in the garbage can outside. Do not let it stay inside the house long enough to smell.
  • You can also use vinegar. Put a desired amount of vinegar in a bowl and leave it overnight in the area where there’s a nasty smell.
















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