Every house has a smell, but sometimes, that smell isn’t so great. Stinky bins, last night’s dinner, lingering smoke odours, or a smelly bathroom – a multitude of things can contribute to bad smells in the home.
Freshen up your home and remove bad odours in no time with our detailed guide that includes tips on how to get rid of unpleasant smells of the bathroom and how to eliminate cooking smells among others.
How to Get Rid of Bad Smells in a Room – 5 Tips
1) Bad Bathroom Smell
Regular cleaning will help you banish nasty toilet odours in the bathroom – your normal toilet cleaner should be enough, but if there’s still an unpleasant smell of urine, try giving your toilet a deep clean with a bleach-based product and wiping down the surrounding areas. This includes all the raised surfaces like sinks and counter tops and especially the floor around the toilet. Antibacterial products from Jif will ensure the whole bathroom is not only clean, but smelling fresh. Just follow the directions on the label.
2) Mould & Mildew Odours
Mould and mildew can be a common household problem. First of all, if you discover mould or mildew in your home, you need to get rid of it – read our detailed guide on removing mould and mildew from walls for advice. Then, you need to get a dehumidifier to remove all the moisture from the air and carpet. If your room is particularly prone to mould and mildew, be sure to run your dehumidifier regularly, especially if you’re drying clothes inside.
Another way to help get rid of those damp, mouldy smells is to place a bowl of baking soda in the room and leave it to soak up the moisture and smells in the air.
3) Bin Odours
Bins are often the culprits of bad smells and it can be hard to stop them smelling, especially as we’re always throwing rubbish in them! So how you to get rid of bad smells from a bin? The easiest way is to regularly clean your bins. Use an anti-bacterial cleaner like Jif Antibacterial 2-in-1 (remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions). Wipe the inside and outside of your bin and leave to dry. Before you place a new bin liner inside, sprinkle some cat litter or coffee grounds in the bottom – this should help absorb bad odours.