13 Ways to Get Rid of Scary Smells in Your Home

You’re busy during fall and cleaning can pile on fast, making your home a horror zone for odors. Eerie smells and bacteria can lurk in your couches, carpets and curtains, making your home smell a bit spooky.

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So, we have some tips to help you cast out the scary smells in your home. 


  1. Oust Foul Funk

    Open your windows and air out your home during the day. Ultraviolet components from sunlight can help to disinfect and remove odors.

  2. Exorcise Ominous Odors with Odor Out Plus

    Use Stanley Steemer’s Odor Out Plus to neutralize gnarly smells at the source on upholstery and carpet.

  3. Vanquish Stink from Shoes

    If you can smell your shoes from a mile away, sprinkle baking soda on the inside to help absorb the smell.

  1. Wash Wicked Waste Bins

    Wash your trash cans. Use hot soapy water to clean inside and outside your trash cans that may be keeping unfriendly smells in the home.  

  2. From Pungent to Perfumed

    Use dryer sheets everywhere. Place dryer sheets in drawers, closets and even in the bottom of trash cans throughout your home for a fresher scent.  

  3. De-Gross a Grody Garbage Disposal

    Clean your garbage disposal. Toss lemon or lime rinds into your disposal and run water to clean it out. This will give a fresh citrus scent.

  1. Simmer a Cauldron of Spices 

    Add citrus slices, herbs, mint or cinnamon sticks to water in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat to create a pleasant aroma to fill your home. 

  2. Mask your Mattress 

    To remove odors from your mattress, sprinkle baking soda on the top, let sit and vacuum away. 

  3. Obliterate Must 

    Rid your home of any musty smells with equal parts vinegar and water. It destroys the must and disinfects.  

  4. Vanishing Vinegar and Essential Oils 

    Dislike the smell of vinegar? Add essential oils to make your DIY disinfectant smell even better. 

  1. Potion for your Pantry 

    Baking soda soaks up odors. If something in your pantry is foul, open up a box of baking soda and stick it in your pantry to absorb smells. 

  2. Refresh a Rancid Refrigerator 

    If your refrigerator smells, open a box of baking soda and keep it in the door of the fridge to remove odor. 

  3. Expel Carpet Stench 

    Make a DIY deodorizer with baking soda. Sprinkle it on your carpets to take away the smells, let sit and vacuum away! 

Looking to get rid of scary smells, spills and spots? Schedule deep cleaning services with Stanley Steemer instantly online or over the phone!

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