To keep your house smelling clean and fresh, use these common household items to destroy bacteria and germs that cause odors.
Lemon juice oxidizes and destroys bacteria that cause odors in the microwave.
How to use it: Put a thick slice of lemon on a paper towel and microwave for one to two minutes.
Chlorine bleach breaks chemical bonds and removes mildew odors from your washing machine.
How to use it: Remove all clothing from your washing machine and run a hot cycle with ½ cup of bleach.
Lavender oil contains a natural antiseptic and deodorizer that freshens up your home.
How to use it: Sprinkle a mixture of lavender oil and borax over carpet, let sit for a few minutes, and then vacuum.
Baking soda helps eliminate pet odors by neutralizing the acids that cause the smells.
How to use it: Sprinkle baking soda anywhere that pets like to sit, leave for half an hour and then vacuum up.