Sometimes living in close proximity to your neighbors can be a bit, well, fragrant. Candles and air fresheners can get a bit expensive, so here are several ways to keep your apartment smelling fresh on a budget.
Most of us know to keep baking soda in our fridge to keep things fresh, but did you know that you could use it in your crockpot? Fill a crockpot with water and some baking soda and let it boil on low for a couple hours. It will clear away bad odors. You can also sprinkle it on your carpet and let it sit for fifteen minutes before vacuuming to remove odor.
Keep a Separate Bag for Food
Getting rid of bad odors is the biggest step in keeping your apartment fresh. Put old food in a separate, smaller bag and get rid of that immediately after a meal. That way the leftovers are not sitting in your trash causing a bad smell.
DIY Natural Room Scent
Monica at The Yummy Life blog has a great DIY for natural room scents. She puts a pot of water on her stove and boils various herbs and spices to create aromatic combinations. Not only is this an economical way of keeping your apartment smelling fresh, it is natural also.
Keep Your Garage Disposal Clean
Don’t throw away your old orange and lemon peels. Keep them and throw them down your garbage disposal. They will help keep your kitchen from smelling and help keep your garbage disposal working.
Read more information on how to keep your garbage disposal working here.
Scented Wood Cubes
Alex from Northstory stumbled across away to make these scented wood blocks. Very simple to make, she just brushes the wood blocks with aromatherapy oils. She places these throughout her house. She also has made her own car air fresheners.
Using these simple and inexpensive tips will help keep your apartment smelling clean and fragrant, in a good way!