Regularly take out the garbage to avoid unpleasant odors, especially from rotting food, and consider cleaning the trash can periodically.
Clean the inside of your fridge thoroughly at least four times a year by removing shelves, washing with soapy water, and wiping walls with a vinegar, baking soda, and water mixture.
Prevent musty odors in towels by washing them with quality detergent, vinegar, or baking soda on the hot cycle, and ensure they dry properly by spreading them out after each use.
Combat mild, stale odors by regularly vacuuming and dusting your home to eliminate a mixture of bacteria, dead skin cells, pollen, and dirt.
Address lingering odors in carpets and rugs, especially if you have pets, by using carpet-safe deodorizers, washing filters, and following care instructions for washable rugs or hiring professionals for wall-to-wall carpet cleaning.
Contain shoe odors by storing them in closed benches or baskets to prevent the spread of bad smells, and consider washing the shoes to tackle the root of the problem.
Avoid unpleasant smells caused by root rot in plants by addressing overwatering issues and ensuring proper drainage.
Prevent foul odors from dead flowers by using flower food, changing the water daily, and disposing of or composting wilted bouquets promptly.