Transform Your Living Space: 30+ Remarkable Hacks to Get Rid Of Odors Naturally!

Tricky Brick / June, 27, 2023

Are you also tired of fighting against unpleasant smells in your home? Do foul odors and weird funky smells also make you feel sick and ruin your day? If yes then we can understand how frustrating it can be to walk into a room and be overwhelmed by a weird funky smell. But fear not! We have compiled 35 effortless hacks to eliminate any stench from your home in no time. Whether it's a musty basement a stinky kitchen an overpowering bathroom or a moldy shelf we've got you covered. 

Say goodbye to the smoke smell and freshen up your bathroom with natural methods. With these hacks you'll be able to get rid of even the most pungent odors from your home. Get ready to breathe easy and enjoy a fresh pleasant-smelling home!

1 1. Balance the cooking odors

Do you know how sometimes when you cook the overpowering smell while cooking ends up ruining the entire meal afterward? If you know what we are talking about then fear not our friend as there is a solution! Whether you've accidentally burnt your dish or are cooking up something pungent the ultimate secret weapon to eliminate all food smells is none other than the king of a clean kitchen ( drumroll ) baking soda. 

Just a small bowl of this magic powder placed near your stove will work wonders in neutralizing any odors or even getting rid of them entirely. Its powerful properties will stop any bad smells from spreading throughout your entire home in no time flat. And the best part? It's cheap and effortless and won't make holes in your pocket.

2 2. Hack for the kitchen sink drains

Are you also tired of your kitchen sink being a dumping ground for all sorts of things like food leftovers and even scrapes? Because so are we; not only does it make the sink look unhygienic and disgusting but it can also clog your drains and make your kitchen smell bad. 

But don't worry because we have the perfect solution that is not only easy but also long-lasting. Simply pour half a cup of baking soda and vinegar mix down the drain followed by some boiling water. Let it sit for a few minutes and then run cold water. And voila! Say goodbye to those foul odors and hello to a fresh-smelling kitchen sink.

3 3. Toilet brush holder

Are you also fed up with the awful smells that come out of your bathroom? Well fear not my friend because we have an amazing cleaning hack for you that will get rid of those nasty smells in no time. 

All you need to do is make a zesty lemon-scented DIY sanitizing and deodorizing concoction that will not only freshen up your bathroom but also cleanse your toilet brush holder when it's not being used. And the best part about this DIY you as? The captivating aroma from this concoction will linger in your bathroom longer than regular scented oils keeping it fresh and zesty for longer. And what's even more magical is that this potion works wonders on your counters and floors too giving them the love and care they deserve. Go ahead and get on this hack quickly and be left with a delightful fragrance and peace of mind knowing that all those germs are long gone. So what are you waiting for? Give your bathroom the makeover it deserves with this sensational cleaning hack!

4 4. Eliminate garbage disposal smells

If odd and funky odors are taking over your home too then say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to natural solutions! You don't need to look any further than your own kitchen for the quickest and easiest ways to eliminate those bad smells. 

If you're too tired of enduring the stench of old food in your garbage disposal then simply add some lemons and run the disposal and voila! The odors will be all gone in a flash. It's time to breathe in the fresh clean air without any worries. Try it out and see for yourself just how effortless it can be!

5 5. It's time to freshen your fridge

Have you ever been greeted by a foul odor when you opened your fridge too? It's no secret that the inside of your fridge can be a breeding ground for spills and mold lurking in every nook and cranny. But worry not our friend as we have the ultimate hack to freshen up your fridge with just one ingredient! Say goodbye to chemical solutions and hello to the trusty lemon! 

Simply slice up some lemons and place them on each shelf of your fridge and voila! Not only will this keep the funky smell at arm's length but you'll also be greeted by the fresh scent of lemons every time you open your fridge. So go ahead and give your fridge the love it deserves with this easy and refreshing trick.

6 6. Create a DIY toilet spray

Let's face it; nobody wants to be hit with an awful odor while stepping into the bathroom after someone else has done their business. All of us have faced this problem at some time in our life. But as there is a solution for every problem we have a solution for this too. Yes you heard it right! You can now make your own DIY bathroom spray using essential oils and water. It's a quick and easy fix that will help neutralize the unpleasant smell and add a refreshing fragrance that will last longer. 

And the best part? You can avoid the harmful chemicals often found in traditional sprays. Not only is this hack easy on the pocket but it's also an easy way to keep your bathroom smelling fresh for longer. So spray all your smelly problems away with this simple yet genius hack.

7 7. Keep your towels super fresh

Your bathroom should be one place in your home that gives you the feeling of hygiene and cleanliness at all times. But wait what's that smell? Oh no it's your towels! If you've been reusing them chances are they've become musty and stale due to the moisture in the air and have started to smell. Yuck! But fear not; there's a solution to this problem. 

Just swap your used towels with clean ones more often than you're generally used to and you'll be amazed at the difference that you see. Not only will this make your bathroom smell clean and fresh again but it'll also make sure that you always have a clean towel at hand. And for an added touch of genius try tossing in some vinegar soda during your next laundry load. Trust us your nose (and your hygiene) will thank you!

8 8. Get rid of foul pet odors

Who doesn't love their pets? Right we're not really a fan of what they bring with them foul smells. If you're also welcomed with an unpleasant smell whenever you enter your home then we have a solution for you that will get rid of this problem once and for all. All you need to do is sprinkle some baking soda in their litter box or spray some on any dirty spots they've left behind and voila you'll see that there's no harsh foul smell picking on your nose anymore. 

And if you still wanna go a mile further to keep your house and your pet daisy fresh then treat your pet with a homemade perfume that will leave them smelling great for days. Mix essential oils with water for a powerful yet gentle scent that will outlast any store-bought product and say goodbye to pet odors and hello to a fresh-smelling home!

9 9. Eliminate trash can odors

Are you also tired of holding your breath every time you walk past your trash can? Let's be honest; stinky trash cans are the worst; not only do they stink but they can be a breeding ground for a lot of diseases! And we have got a simple solution for you to keep your garbage smelling fresh and clean. Are you ready to say hello to the kitchen king for cleanliness again? Baking soda – the ultimate odor eliminator! All you need to do after you take out the trash is sprinkle some of this magical powder on the bottom of your can and let it work its magic. 

You'll be amazed at how the carbon dioxide from this all-natural ingredient will neutralize any unpleasant smells and leave behind an invisible odor trap that lasts until the next pick-up day. So say goodbye to the stinky trash cans and hello to a fresher cleaner home!

10 10. Freshen up the mattress

Are you also tired of waking up to a musty sweaty smell coming from your mattress? If you are then maybe it needs some deep cleaning. But don't worry if it gets too confusing because we've got you covered with simple and easy tricks. While changing your bedding is a great start and the first step to a good mattress clean it's still not enough to keep your bed smelling fresh and clean. 

So what's the secret? Flip your mattress every six months and spot clean with a magical mixture of baking soda and water. For a deeper clean sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda all over your mattress and let it work its magic for a few minutes before brushing or vacuuming it away. Your nose (and sleep) will thank you.

11 11. Deodorize your dishwasher to keep it fresh

Have you ever noticed a weird funky smell coming from your dishwasher too? It's not uncommon given the amount of old food particles and grime that can get collected in the nooks and crannies of the dishwasher over time. But don't stress as there's nothing a good cleaning can't fix! All you need to do is make sure to scrub any removable parts with soap or pop them in the dishwasher for a good clean. 

And if you still wanna go the extra mile to give it an extra deep clean try adding two bowls of vinegar to a regular cycle. Not only will it sanitize your machine but it'll also neutralize any unpleasant smells. Say goodbye to stinky dishwashers and hello to a fresh clean kitchen!

12 12. Make your couch more comfortable

Oh what a joy it is to own good furniture; it holds so much history and so many stories and all and all. It's a luxury we all enjoy until it starts to smell funky. But fear not my fellow furniture mates as we have a hack that will make your nostrils sing with joy! First things first grab your trusty box of baking soda and sprinkle it all over your furniture's surface. 

Let it sit undisturbed for an hour while it works its magic. Then fire up your vacuum and suck up all the baking soda along with any pesky stains or dirt particles. Voila! Say goodbye to stale odors and hello to a fresh and clean furniture experience.

13 13. Get rid of smoke odors

Are you also tired of the lingering smell of smoke in your home? It can be a real struggle to get rid of but don't worry as we have a super simple solution for this problem up our sleeves. All you need for this trick are some common kitchen ingredients that won't break the bank and still make your home smell heavenly. Just place a bowl of baking soda and a half lemon on your counter and let the magic happen. 

The acid in the lemon and baking soda will work together to absorb the pesky smoke odor leaving your home smelling fresh and delightful. Trust us; you won't be disappointed with the amazing aroma that the lemon provides. Give it a try and thank us later!

14 14. Remove the stench from your washing machine

Did you know that your trusty washing machine that keeps your clothes clean can give off an unpleasant odor too? But don't worry; it's easy to keep it smelling fresh without using harsh chemicals. Want to know the secret? Simply grab your kitchen cleaning king the baking soda and some vinegar and pour them into the tub while running a cycle with hot water. 

And voila! Not only will this keep those pungent odors at bay but it won't affect the lovely scent of your clothes in the next cycle. Who knew cleaning your washing machine could be so satisfying and easy?

15 15. Freshen up your air conditioner

Do you ever wonder what makes your living space feel like a sanctuary? Well the answer lies in one of the most underrated appliances - the air conditioner! This cool and necessary invention pumps in cool and clean air but if not maintained properly it can also pump in some weird and funky smells. But don't worry if this problem feels too familiar to you then this solution will definitely be a lifesaver. 

All you have to do is give those filters a good rinse every two weeks or so and you'll be left with clean and fresh air every time but if you still want to take it a little further then just spray some water infused with essential oils on the outside? Or better yet drop some lavender or lemon essential oils onto the filters themselves. In no time your entire home will smell like a dreamy oasis and the best part? This hack won't even take up too much of your precious time!

16 16. Remove the funk from your gym bag

If you're also a gym lover but dread the thought of opening your gym bag because of the smell from your shoes and sweaty clothes then this hack is for you my fitness-loving friend. Just sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of your bag and voila! 

The baking soda will absorb those stinky smells and prevent them from taking over your life. No more embarrassment when you open your bag in public or when your gym bag funk invades your car. So go ahead sweat it out at the gym and let baking soda do the rest.

17 17. Make your drawers smell better

Are you also tired of opening your dresser drawers and being greeted by a musty smell that knocks you off your feet? Then fear not for there is a simple solution that involves more than just airing out your clothes in the sun. By just adding a few drops of essential oils onto a cloth and placing it into each drawer you can deodorize your clothes and leave them smelling fresh and clean for a long time. 

And just in case if you're looking for an extra burst of fragrance why not try making your own sachets? Roll up some fabric add a few drops of oil tie it tight and voila! Your dresser will be filled with the sweet scent of your choice. So say goodbye to musty clothes and hello to a wardrobe that smells as good as it looks.

18 18. Create your own fabric refresher

Do you also feel like the fresh scent of your just-washed sheets disappears way too quickly? Or maybe you prefer unscented detergent but miss the feeling of snuggling in fresh new sheets and the beautiful smell that a good fabric softener provides. Well worry not as we have a simple yet extraordinary solution for you to keep your linens smelling heavenly all through time. All you need is a little fabric softener mixed with water. 

This cheap and effective fabric refresher will keep all your fabrics smelling fresh and clean for a long time even after getting out of the dryer. You can even mix in some essential oils and some rubbing alcohol for an extra boost of fragrance. Just grab an empty spray bottle and lightly spray it on your bedding or pillows whenever you need a quick pick-me-up. And your relaxed head will thank you!

19 19. Get rid of moldy attic smells

All of us at some point in our life have smelled a funky odor coming from our attics but we never knew what to do about it but this tip will come in as a lifesaver in such cases just remember that wherever your attic starts to smell odd and foul it's time to take action! So don't let that musty smell linger in your attic as it can be the onset of many diseases. 

Mostly attic smells are caused because of mold that develops over time and to tackle the mold causing the stench whip up a solution of water and distilled vinegar (or tea tree oil) grab a spray bottle and spray it away on those moldy colonies in your attic. And if that's not your cup of tea then hydrogen peroxide can also do the trick. Just remember safety comes first! Make sure to gear up safely with appropriate face masks gloves and coats before confronting those moldy monsters.

20 20. Deodorize your carpet

The carpet in your living room or bedroom that gives your home a beautiful aesthetic look may be holding onto some foul smells. Yes it's true! But don't worry; you don't have to spend hours scrubbing every inch of it. Instead just sprinkle some baking soda all over it let it sit for ten minutes and then vacuum it all away. It's that simple! And to make sure your carpet stays smelling fresh for days just give it a spray of fabric refresher.

There is no need to break the bank on expensive cleaners anymore! Just pour a little bit of your fabric softener on your carpets let it air out for a bit and then watch all those stubborn odors disappear when you vacuum it up. Your carpets and your home will thank you!

21 21. Make your kitchen cabinets shine

All of us have been guilty of ignoring the cleaning of our kitchen cabinets at some time. But beware! Neglecting your kitchen cabinets for too long means it's an open invitation to weird funky smells in your home. And if you think cleaning out cabinets is a long difficult task then don't worry because we have the perfect solution for you: lemon juice. 

Yes you read that right. Simply spraying some lemon juice on your shelves and drawers will not only purify the air naturally but will also make your cabinets smell citrusy and fresh for a long time. So go ahead give those cabinets some love and bask them in the zesty goodness of lemon!

22 22. Deodorize your dog's bed

If you have a pet at home and start to see to notice that their beds smell then It's possible that the weird odor is caused by their fur penetrating the fabric or their sweat getting caught in the fabric. But don't worry; there is no problem. We don't have a solution to make your pet's bed smell daisy fresh. 

All you need to do is sprinkle some baking soda on top of their bed and let it sit for some time. Within minutes any stubborn stains or unpleasant scents that are held in your pup's beloved spot will vanish. Afterward just imply vacuum it up and repeat the process whenever those smells resurface. Your pet (and your nose) will thank you!

23 23. Deodorize bathtub drains

Have you ever noticed how sometimes even our bathtubs start to smell? Yes something that is supposed to keep us clean can be dirty itself too so it's important to make sure you clean your tub too as it could be because of dirt build-up lurking in your drain. But if you don't know how to clean your tubs and drains then don't worry because there's an easy fix! 

Simply grab some baking soda and apple cider vinegar pour them down the drain and watch the magic happen. The acidic reaction will foam up and work its way through any blockages leaving your drain fresh and clean in no time. Say goodbye to unpleasant bathroom smells and hello to a sparkling clean tub!

24 24. Get rid of Odors under the bed

Have you also been forced to get up from your bed sometimes because it smells? We all know the feeling and the dark deep dungeons hidden under the bed could be a breeding ground for all these smells. But fear not as we're not going to let you ignore the importance of deodorizing under your bed every once in a while. 

All you have to do is grab some of your trusty baking soda and place a small plate of it under your bed for a few days. And voila! The baking soda will absorb any bad odors lurking around in the dark corners especially if you have pets who like to hang out under there. Just make sure to protect your pets from feasting on it by punching a bunch of holes in a container lid. 

25 25. Remove moldy basement stink

Have you also been dealing with a weird basement that smells like a damp dungeon? Then fear not as we have a hack for you that will leave your space smelling fresh and clean once again! Don't let moldy walls and wet flooring bring down your home's vibe and start getting rid of any standing water lurking on the floors of the basement - grab a mop and get to work! 

Next it's time to bust out cleaning heroes the bleach or baking soda. Give those walls a good spray or sprinkle some soda around the edges of the floor to kill any mold spores. And voila say goodbye to the moldy smell and hello to a basement that smells like new!

26 26. Deodorize furnace vents

Are you also tired of that stale unpleasant odor that lingers in your home and still seems to stick around no matter how much air freshener you use right? Well did you know that your furnace could be the culprit? The heat it produces can blow weird smells into your living space which becomes especially noticeable when you turn it on after months of inactivity. 

But don't worry just like any other problem this too has a simple solution that will keep those vents smelling fresh and clean. All you need to do is add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your filters and voila! Keep this routine going for 2-3 weeks and the weird odor will be gone for good.

27 27. Freshen your oven with this hack

Do you also smell a weird odor coming from your oven that even the heaviest and hardest cleaning can't fix? Then don't panic; we've got a simple solution that will have your oven smelling fresh in no time! And the best part is that there is no need for harsh chemicals; all you need is some lemon juice vinegar and water. 

Mix these together put on some gloves and spread the mixture with your hands or a scrub brush. Not only will it eliminate odors but it will also remove any stubborn burnt-on bits lurking in the corners. It's a cleaning and deodorizing powerhouse that will keep your oven as good as new forever!

28 28. Use a dryer sheet to keep your linens fresh

Are you also a laundry lover who adores the scent of fresh linens? Of course you are! Who doesn't like to snuggle up in fresh linens right? And if you want to keep your beloved linens squeaky clean and smell divine we've got just the trick for you. All you need to do is pop a dryer sheet onto each shelf in your closet. 

These little wonders work by absorbing any moisture left behind on your linens which can sometimes cause unpleasant odors. So every time you open that closet door the heavenly scent of those dryer sheets will liven and freshen up all your cozy comforters and linens. 

29 29. Release odors from the entryway

Your home's entryway has to be the most used part of the house and also the area that gets dirty more than others! With people coming in and out time and again mud and dirt covering the floors and walls are bound to leave behind a not-so-pleasant scent. But as usual we are here for your rescue with this simple trick. 

All you need is a refreshing fabric spray and some good old bleach water. Simply spray the fabric spray on doormats and other surfaces where moisture tends to accumulate and give the walls and doorway a good scrub with the bleach water mixture. And voila! Say goodbye to the mess and hello to a fresh-smelling entryway.

30 30. Clean the stove burners

Everyone that works in the kitchen is surely tired of a stinky kitchen and grimy stove burners. But don't sweat it as we have the simplest trick for you to keep your burners looking fresh and new! With a cleaning solution made from baking soda and water you can easily coat each burner and leave it to sit for a bit before rinsing it off. 

Depending on how dirty your burners are you may need to give them a bit of a scrub. With this easy trick your stove burners will be sparkling clean and smelling fresh in no time!

31 31. Deodorize your home with fans

Do you also sit at home under the fan thinking how amazing it would be if you got just a little more than just stale air? Well forget about just using your fans for air! Did you know that they can actually help deodorize your space too? That's right! Your trusty fan can do so much more than just provide a cool breeze. 

All you need are some dryer sheets and a bit of imagination. Simply tie a few sheets onto the blades and let them work their magic. In a matter of minutes your home will be filled with heavenly scents making every corner smell fresh and warm just as a home should.

32 32. Add essential oil inside the toilet paper roll

Have you ever walked into a bathroom that just smells bland? It's a total mood killer right? But worry not my friends! The solution is simple yet effective: the humble toilet paper roll. Yes you heard that right. By simply adding a few drops of essential oils inside the roll you can transform your bathroom into a fragrant heaven. 

As the roll spins with use it releases a subtle and mysterious scent that will leave your guests wondering where the heavenly scent is coming from. So next time your bathroom needs a little pick-me-up don't underestimate the power of the toilet paper roll. 

33 33. Deodorize your closet with a potpourri

Bored of the same old stale smell coming from your clothes? Fear not for the solution lies in deodorizing! A few tea bags hung up in your closet or some potpourri sachets infused with fragrant oils can work wonders in freshening up your wardrobe. 

These little sachets not only hide any weird scents but also creates an inviting and warm atmosphere in your living space. And the best part? You can get creative with your DIY potpourri by using a variety of organic materials to create your signature scents.

34 34. Remove freezer odors with baking soda

Have you ever opened your freezer and been hit with a wave of unbearable and weird smells? The kind that makes you wonder what died in there? We've all been there. But don't worry because there is a simple and effective solution. 

Enter baking soda the hero of household cleaning. Simply place some baking soda in a paper towel or small container let it sit overnight and voila! The foul odors are absorbed and your freezer smells as fresh as a daisy. No more holding your breath when you open the freezer door. 

35 35. Freshen your laundry basket

Do you ever walk into your laundry room and get hit with an odd and unsettling odor? It could be due to your laundry baskets as they can hide dirt and grim in their nooks and crannies. But there's no problem that cannot be fixed right? There are numerous ways to freshen up those baskets and we've got a fantastic solution for you. 

Forget about spending all your money on expensive products and harsh chemicals. Instead mix some bleach and water with a few drops of your favorite essential oil such as lavender and give those baskets a good wash. And just like that your laundry room will smell delightful and the baskets will be squeaky clean.