Easy Ways To Eliminate Bad Smells From A Busy Home Filled With Kids And Pets

No one likes to deal with bad smells—there’s no denying it. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things in life that have a tendency to accumulate unpleasant odors.

Luckily, there are lots of easy ways to limit the spread and strength of bad smells in the home using readily available household items.

Get Rid Of Lingering Smells In Your Microwave

View of a basket of lemons, with one lemon cut in half
Photo Credit: Tom Kelley / Getty Images
Photo Credit: Tom Kelley / Getty Images

To remove the stink from your microwave, pour a half cup of water into a bowl. Cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice into the bowl, and put the halves in there too, then microwave the mixture on high for five minutes.

Leave the bowl inside for a few more minutes after the five minutes finish and then remove the bowl and wipe down the microwave.