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Tired of having dirty-smelling laundry? If so then it’s time to try some new methods. In this article, I will be showing you how to make laundry smell good.



Here are some things you should use’


Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil is one of the best scent boosters you can use when doing your laundry. Whether you are using it to make your clothes or your bed sheets smell fresh there is no denying that it’s a really good substitute for fabric softener.


To make your laundry smell good with lavender essential oil, all you have to do is put 3 drops of it inside the washer when you are doing the laundry. Then after washing them; place them in the dryer and after that, you’ll realize that your laundry smells 10x better than before.



Fabric softener

Everyone knows about fabric softener. They are really good at making your laundry smell good. There isn’t much instruction I can do here, however, I at least recommend that you use a good-smelling fabric softener that won’t affect sensitive skin.



Use dryer  sheets

Dryer sheets are the best at making even the most boring scentless laundry smell really good. All you have to do is place 3-5 dryer sheets inside the dryer and then place the laundry inside of it to dry. After drying them you’ll realize that your laundry smells really good.



Diy dryer sheet

This is just a fun thing that I thought I should add since it’s somewhat related to dryer sheets. Making your own dryer sheets is really fun and easy; all you have to do is follow these steps.

  1. Get a large bowl and fill it up with warm water
  2. Add 2-3 cups of fabric softener into the bowl
  3. Then place 2-3 clean microfiber cloths inside the bowl of water
  4. Make sure the cloths stay there for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes take out the cloths and wring them out.
  6. Now immediately place them in the dryer with your laundry


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Citrus essential oil

This is the same as using lavender or any other essential oils when doing the laundry. Just add 3-4 drops of it inside the washer then wash your clothes or linens.



Use unstoppable scent booster

You can get these laundry scent boosters at your local supermarket or online but these are some little scented beads that make your laundry smell 10x better than before. To use them all you have to do is throw some in the washer when you are about to do your laundry.


Extra tips on how to make your laundry smell good


Always clean inside your washing machine

This is really important. The number of dirty clothes that goes inside the washing machine almost every week can automatically make it smell bad after a while. Sometimes you will see a build-up of laundry detergent inside the washer and cleaning that away will automatically make it smell better.


Always use the hot water settings when washing your clothes

This is really important. If your clothes or linens can handle hot water then you should use it. This is because the warm water will get rid of any bad odor that’s coming from inside the washer which will prevent your clothes from smelling bad.


Absolutely no one likes when their shower drain smell like rotten eggs trust me. I remember when this happened to me before and for a whole week I was trying everything to fix but I couldn’t get the right solution until I came up with the best ways to get rid of the smell. These solutions that I’ve mentioned below should work for you as well. So if your shower drain smells like eggs and you want to fix that then this article/post will help you to do so.



Why does my shower drain smell like rotten eggs

Most times when shower drains smell like eggs it’s usually because there is a lot of gunk and hair inside of them. You see when you shower or wash your hair in the shower the hair will get stuck inside the drain and when this happens, water and soap will get stuck on them and after a while, they will begin to smell.



How to deodorize shower drain manually

There are two important ways to deodorize a shower drain manually.


1. Remove any gunk, mold, and hair

Use a drain cleaner to remove any gunk and hair that’s inside the shower drain. Sometimes there will be hair on the cover, just make sure to remove it. Make sure to clean the moldy areas as well.


2. Use liquid disinfectant

If you don’t see any hair and gunk then it’s best to pour 1-2 cups of liquid disinfectant (Lysol or fabuloso) into the drain. This will make the drain smell way better than before.


These two methods aren’t permanent methods. So if you want to make sure your shower does not smell again then you should check out these next solutions.


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How to clean shower drain and prevent mold from growing inside of it


Baking soda and vinegar

Pour some baking soda into the drain and then pour vinegar in it as well. If you are able to remove the shower cover (I don’t recommend doing this without professional help) then you should mix the baking soda and vinegar before pouring it into the drain, and after doing that you should use a cleaning brush to remove the mold and gunk.


Mix bleach and water

If you arent able to remove the drain cover then it’s best to mix bleach with equal parts warm water and pour it inside the shower drain. Doing this will immediately get rid of the rotten egg smell that’s coming from inside the drain.


Get professional help

If you have tried all of these methods but they still haven’t worked then it’s best to contact a company that specializes in cleaning these types of things.



After trying these methods/solutions your shower drain will no longer smell like rotten eggs. I hope you found this post/article useful/


It really sucks when you are enjoying yourself by having a drink of wine and suddenly for whatever reason it spills all over your carpet. What makes it worse is that the carpet is very bright colored so the big red wine stain will stick out more than anything else. Cleaning carpets isn’t too hard to do especially when cleaning stains from one. In this post, I will be showing you how to get red wine out of your carpet.



The first thing to do

Whenever there is a spill on the carpet you have to immediately treat it. In this case, since we’re dealing with the red wine we have to get some paper towels and a clean cloth to absorb the wine.  While this may not get rid of the stain it is still really important to do since it makes the cleaning process way easier.



Use Dish soap and hydrogen peroxide

This combination is the best for cleaning alcohol stains out of carpets and since wine has a lot of alcohol in it; this should be really easy. Pour some of the hydrogen peroxide onto the carpet then add a few tablespoons of dish soap onto it as well. Now use a clean cloth and blot the stain out of the carpet. You might have to do this multiple times in order for the red wine stain to disappear. Also if you’re planning to do this multiple times it’s best to use water instead of hydrogen peroxide the second time.



Vinegar and baking soda

These two make the best cleaning combination. You can clean almost any surface when you mix both vinegar and baking soda and in this case, they are an excellent choice for getting red wine stains out of your carpet. To do this all you have to do is pour some vinegar over the red wine stain and immediately sprinkle some baking soda on it as well. Let the mixture sit on the stain for 1-2 minutes then after that use a clean microfiber cloth to blot the stain or use a cleaning brush.



Will baking soda bleach the carpet?

While Baking soda won’t necessarily bleach your carpet if you leave too much on it for a very long time then you might see some sort of discoloration.



Vinegar and dish soap

This is yet another great way of cleaning the red wine stains out of your carpet. To do this you need to squeeze some dish soap onto the stain and then pour some vinegar on it as well. Now use a brush (toothbrush or cleaning brush) to scrub the red wine spillage out of your carpet, but make sure you are not spreading it. Keep doing this until the stain is no longer visible, however, it’s best to start using water instead of vinegar if you are planning to do this multiple times.




If the red wine stain is already dried up then it’s best to wet the stain and add a decent amount of salt to it. After doing this make sure to leave the salt on the stain until the next morning. This is a great way to absorb the red wine out of your carpet without blotting. The next thing you should do is vacuum the salt. If you realize that there is still some stain left then it’s best to get a damp cloth and clean it.



Stain remover

If you don’t want to use any of the tips I’ve mentioned then it’s best to use a regular carpet stain remover to do the job. You can get these at your local store or online.




Now that you made it to the end of the article you’ll realize that cleaning red wine out of your carpet isn’t so hard after all. Also if you are interested in how to deep clean your entire carpet then you should click here.

In this article, I will be answering how many mothballs to use in a room. I will also be answering some other frequently asked questions relating to mothballs.


What are moth balls?

Mothballs are very small balls of chemicals that are mostly used as a pesticide.


Is it safe to use?

Here’s the thing, while mothballs can be used in your home, it is still not safe to mix them with clothes, and it’s best not to place them too close to where you sleep. It’s also best to keep them out of children’s and pets’ reach as they can be toxic if inhaled closely or eaten.

But this does not mean you cannot use them at all, because you definitely can. I will be explaining how much and where to use mothballs in your room.



How many mothballs to use in a room?

When it comes on to how many mothballs should you use in a room, well it depends. Most people usually keep an open pack of them in their closets. However, there are some people who place them right beside their clothes in the drawers. What I would do is place 1 or 2 mothballs in the closet one on the floor and the other at a higher place. The next thing I’ll do is place one on the dresser(or where ever you keep your clothes in drawers.) So to answer the question, around 2 mothballs are good enough to use just for one room. However, I think it’s best not to use them as they are kinda toxic. If you want to repel moths from your room or house then it’s best to use lavender, mint, etc.

If you are interested on how to get rid of the mothball smell then you should click here.


FAQs about mothballs


Does mothballs keep roaches away?

Mothballs will definitely keep away roaches as they hate the smell, but it won’t eliminate them.


Is it safe to use mothballs during pregnancy?

I would not recommend using mothballs during pregnancy and the reason is that even if a small amount of naphthalene (one of the things mothballs are made of) is ingested this might have some effects on the fetus.


Are mothballs toxic to birds?

The smell of mothballs will repel birds away and it’s so bad that many pet birds have been poisoned due to them inhaling the fumes from the mothballs.


Does mothballs repel spiders?

While it may not be the best spider repellent ( since the name indicates that they mostly only work on moths) it will still repel other insects and arachnids away including spiders.


Are mothballs safe for plants?

If you place mothballs beside a plant (in the soil) in the garden then this will cause the soil around the plant to become somewhat toxic (for the plant). So it’s best to not place mothballs directly into the soil next to a plant you want to grow.



How to get smoke smell out of a car

If your car smells like smoke then it could mean a lot of things. But the main reason why a lot of people’s cars smell like smoke is due to cigarettes. However, if you don’t smoke and the inside of your car smells like smoke then you need to go to a mechanic to inspect it. However, in this article, I will show you how to get the smoke smell out of a car using some simple tricks.



Clean the carpets

This is the first place you should focus on when deodorizing your car. This is because apart from the seats they absorb all the bad smell especially if they are made out of cloth. When cleaning your carpet the first thing you need to do is vacuum it. When vacuuming your car carpet make sure to use a portable vacuum. After that it’s best to sprinkle some baking soda and vinegar all over the carpets to make sure the smell is gone. The next thing you should do Is rinse the carpets, after rinsing them make sure to air dry them.

A simpler way to deodorize and clean your carpet is to wash it with dawn dish soap and warm water.



Airing out the car

This is the simplest way to get the smoke smell out of your car. All you have to do is open up the car doors and roll down the windows. Since the smoke smell might take some time to leave the car it’s best to move on to the next thing in this article while the car is still airing out.



Wipe down the dashboard and other areas with disinfectant

Wiping down your dashboard is very important when deodorizing your car especially when you are trying to get rid of the cigarette smell. The best way to wipe down your dashboard is to use disinfectant wipes. But first, you need to remove all the dust that was on it by using a duster. Make sure to wipe not only the dashboard but also places like the seat belt buckles, car doors, and any other hard areas.

You can also use fabuloso disinfectant if you don’t have any disinfectant wipes but make sure to use a clean microfiber cloth if you are going to use that type of disinfectant.


How to clean seats that smell like smoke?

Removing the cigarette smoke smell from car seats can be a bit tricky especially if your car seats are wrapped in cloth instead of leather however I will show you how to do it.



Cleaning leather seats

Cleaning and deodorizing leather seats are very easy because all you have to do is wipe them down. To do so you need to get some disinfectant wipes and wipe them down. After doing this the smoke smell should no longer be on them.



Cleaning cloth car seats

Now this is a tricky one or so you might think, but it’s actually as simple as cleaning leather seats, sure there might be a few extra steps but it’s still easy. The first thing you need to do is to vacuum the car seats. Doing this will get rid of the cigarette smell from them. After that, you need to spray the seats with an air freshener.



Other necessary things to do


Replace air filter

If you realize that even after you cleaned inside of the car that it still smells like smoke then it’s best to just replace the air filter as sometimes there can be smoke trapped inside of it. However, you should do this at your own risk and it’s best to get someone professional to do it.


Wipe windows and windshields

Wiping windows and windshields is a very important thing to do when you want to get cigarette smoke smell out of your car, but you might be wondering why would cleaning the windows and windshield help with that. The thing is that smoke usually leaves residue on surfaces and your windows and windshields are no exception. So make sure to clean them both with a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

If you are interested in how to clean mirrors then you should check this out.

Whether it’s by smoking or being in an area filled with smoke like a campfire, your clothes will eventually smell like it too. It’s even worse if its smells like cigarettes. Cleaning smoke-scented clothes are way easier than you think. In this article, I will show you how to get the smoke smell out of your clothes.


How to get smoke smell out of clothes


Wash with Baking soda

Place the cigarette-smelling clothes inside the washer and add the best laundry detergent you have. Then add 1 cup of baking soda inside the washer onto the clothes., then wash them normally. After washing them place them inside the dryer for 60 minutes.



Air out your clothes

This is one of the best and easiest ways to get the smoke smell out of your clothes. All you have to do is hang the clothes outside so that they can air dry for a couple of hours. Doing this will get rid of the smoke smell of the garments.



Soak them

This is yet another easy method in this article. The first thing you need to do is get a bucket filled with warm water and add liquid detergent to it. Then place the cigarette-smelling clothes inside the bucket of water and let them smoke for 1-2 hours. After the time has passed place them inside the washer and wash them normally.



Wash them with vinegar

This is very similar to the baking soda method, but instead of using baking soda, you are going to use vinegar. Place the garments inside the washer and add 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar into the water (not directly onto the clothes). Then add some laundry detergent into the washer and wash using warm water.

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Wash with lemon extract

This might seem weird but it’s a great way of getting rid of nasty smoke odors out of almost any clothing. Just squeeze some lemons into a cup until you have around 1/4-1 cup of lemon juice. Now pour the lemon juice into the washer with the clothes inside of it and wash on a regular cycle. The lemon juice will even get rid of any other bad odors that were coming from the clothes.



Use Dryer sheets and fabric softener

Place the clothes inside the washer and add 2 cups of fabric softener. After washing them place them in the dryer and use around 4 dryer sheets. This will definitely get rid of the smoke odor that was in your clothes and also makes them smell ten times better than before.


There is no denying that vinegar is an amazing product. I mean you can use it for a lot of things. It can be used to flavor or clean foods, it can be used as a stain remover, and also as a deodorizer. However while it does have a lot of great uses, the smell can be a bit unbearing at times especially if you used it on your clothes or floor. So don’t worry because in this article I will show you how to get rid of the vinegar smell.



How to get rid of the vinegar smell

Getting rid of the scent of vinegar inst too difficult. There are many ways to do this but I’ve chosen 5 of the best methods to use.



Light scented candles

This is rather a simple one, isn’t it? I mean all you have to do is choose your favorite scented candles light them and place them where the vinegar scent is strong. However, while this method will make you forget the smell of vinegar, it only masks it, which means after the candles burn out you’ll still smell the vinegar. But you might be asking why did I include it on this list, and the reason is that it is still useful; If you are having guests over and you want the vinegar smell to be masked but you don’t know where it’s coming from, just light a few scented candles and the smell will no longer be present at least for an hour.


Use disinfectant

There are two types of disinfectant you can use; Lysol disinfectant spray or fabuloso liquid disinfectant. The difference between both of these is that the spray will clean better but the liquid disinfectant smells better. Whichever one you’re using you will still mask or get rid of the vinegar smell. Just apply the disinfectant onto where the vinegar scent is or if you don’t know where it’s coming from then just wipe the tables with the disinfectant.



Boil some citrus

Boiling citrus is a great way of masking the scent of vinegar. All you have to do is peel the skin off some oranges, lemons, or limes and place them inside the pot of boiling hot water. The scent of citrus will eliminate the scent of vinegar.



Let the air flow through

This is the simplest method on this list. To air out your home all you have to do is open up the windows and doors (you can only open up the windows if you want). Doing this will let out all the trapped odor that was inside.



Wash clothes with fabric softener

If your clothes have the scent of vinegar all over them, don’t worry because all you have to do is place them in the washer and add a few cups of your favorite fabric softener and let them wash.


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We all know that Windex is an amazing product that can clean any glass surface pretty well. But sometimes people might not have access to it, whether it’s because they live in a different country or maybe they don’t have a bottle with them at the moment but still wants to clean their mirrors. Don’t worry because in this article I will show you how to clean a mirror without Windex.




Vinegar is an amazing product that can clean basically any surface. So if you want to clean a dirty mirror without Windex, don’t worry because you can use vinegar to do the job. When cleaning a mirror with vinegar you first need to get a clean microfiber cloth. Make sure that the cloth is damp and then pour some vinegar onto it. After doing that, you should know to use the vinegar-soaked cloth to clean the mirror.

After cleaning the mirror use another dry microfiber cloth to wipe the mirror again.



Rubbing alcohol

Rubbing alcohol have a surprising amount of uses. It can be used as a deodorizer, disinfectant, etc. But did you know it can also be used as a glass cleaner as well? Rubbing alcohol and glass cleaner share a lot of properties so it makes sense that you can use (rubbing alcohol) as a substitute.

When cleaning a mirror with rubbing alcohol you first need to spray the rubbing alcohol onto the mirror and then use a microfiber cloth to clean it. When cleaning makes sure to get rid of the water stains and toothpaste stains as well.



Warm water

I know there are a lot of people that don’t like using water to clean any glass surface because it might cause some streaks on it but this isn’t always the case. If you use warm water or steam you’ll see similar results to that of a Windex glass cleaner. To use warm water to clean your mirrors all you have to do is turn on the faucet and catch the warm water in a spray bottle or the better method is to turn on the faucet or shower and leave the warm water running for a while which will eventually cause the mirror to be watery. THen use a microfiber cloth to clean the mirror.



Shaving cream

Apply a bit of shaving cream onto the mirror then use a microfiber cloth to wipe it.



Disinfectant wipes

Get some Lysol disinfectant wipes and use them to clean the mirror. This will remove any hard water and toothpaste stain.



Liquid dish soap

Apply some dish soap onto a window cleaner and use it to wipe down the mirror.




We all know that cutting onions can cause a few tears here and there but what most people don’t talk about is how it makes your hand smell. Now I’m not saying that onion is bad-smelling because it is the main reason why some of our food dishes smell so delicious but no one wants their hands to smell like it. So in this article, I will show you how to get onion smell ff your hands. This will work for garlic as well.


How to get onion smell off hands



Hand sanitizer

First, wash your hands with warm water and then dry them with a clean cloth or paper towel. After doing that squeeze a few drops of hand sanitizer onto your hands and rub it all over This will not only clean your hands but will make them smell way better as well.



Wash with toothpaste

Squeeze some toothpaste into the palm of your hands and then rub it all over. Let the toothpaste sit on your hands for 5 minutes. After that use some warm water to rinse it off.



Mouth wash

Pour some mouth wash onto your hands and rub it all over. Then use warm water to rinse your arm.


Scrub your hands with coffee beans

This may be somewhat surprising to some people but you can indeed use coffee beans as a way to deodorize your hands. Just rub some of the coffee beans between your hands for 1 minute. Doing this will get rid of the onion odor.



Rub your hands against stainless steel

This is rather a strange but simple method. Rubbing your hands against stainless steel materials can quickly get rid of the onion smell that’s on your hands. Just get a stainless steel utensil and rub your hands all over it and then rinse them under warm water and the onion odor should be gone in no time.



Wash hands with regular hand soap

Just wash your hands with hand soap, it’s that simple.



Scrub with lemons

I know some people say that lemon juice will remove any odor from your hands but I find it way easier to just rub the lemon slices all over my hand. For this method, all you have to do is cut a lemon in half and use one of the halves to scrub your hands. Make sure you scrub for 3 minutes. If your hands start to burn too much then it’s best to stop. After rubbing the lemon all over your arms you should then rinse them off with warm water.




The bar soap and baking soda method

First, wash your hands with a bar of soap under running water (make sure your hands are still soapy when finished) then sprinkle some baking soda all over your hands. Now rub the soap and the baking soda together for around 1 minute after that just rinse your hands.




How to prevent hands from smelling like onions

To prevent your hands from smelling like onions all you have to do is wear gloves every time you are handling them.

A lot of outdoorsy types of people love the smell of a campfire. Whether it reminds you of the outside or food, you cannot deny that it is a somewhat pleasant smell; unless it’s on your clothes. Sure campfire smell might be nice but no one wants their clothes to smell like that. This burnt smell is a bit harder to get out, than you might think, but don’t worry I will show you how to get rid of campfire smell from your clothing using 4 simple but effective methods.




Use baking soda

Using baking soda is a great way of deodorizing anything whether it’s drains, fabric, etc. It can even remove the worst scent from any clothes. To remove the campfire smell of your clothes you need to place the clothes into the washer (only the ones that smell) and add your favorite laundry detergent and half a cup of baking soda. Now wash the clothes regularly.




White distilled vinegar

This is another product that’s surprisingly good at deodorizing. What makes vinegar so good is the fact that you can use it for cleaning or for food, and also because it’s very inexpensive. You can get a bottle of vinegar at almost any local supermarket or even online.

To clean your campfire clothes with vinegar you first need to place the clothes into the washer and add laundry detergent then add 1 cup of vinegar into it as well. After washing the clothes they will no longer have the scent of a campfire on them. If the clothes now smell like vinegar, all you have to do is give them a second wash (without using the vinegar).




Warm water

Warm or hot water will definitely remove a lot of odors from clothes since it opens up cloth fibers. To remove any bad odor from your clothes using warm water, you’ll need to place the clothes into a large bucket and fill it up with hot water. Then let them soak for an hour before placing them inside the washer.





This is the simplest method in this article. To do this you’ll just need to place your clothes directly under the sunlight whether you hang them or lay them down on a flat surface. After doing that you’ll need to place them in the washer.