How To: 5 DIY Ways To Deodorize Stinky Things

5 DIY Ways To Deodorize Stinky Things

Something in your life getting a little stinky? No worries--it happens to the best of us. Whether it is your musty bedroom, stuffy car or four-legged friend, unpleasant odors have a way of infiltrating our daily lives. Below are 5 DIY ways to deodorize bad smells no matter where they are coming from.

5 DIY Ways To Deodorize Stinky Things

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I actually spilled an entire cup of coffee on my seat last month. Dat smell. After cleaning it and 3 febreeze bottles later it no longer smells like burnt coffee beans. I'll give the vodka spray a try though. Just any type of Shasta-type Vodka or name brand?

I hear the cheaper the vodka the better. So whatever is cheap at the booze section in your local liquor store or supermarket. :)

many touring kids shows( disney on ice) use vodka on the large costumes that wont fit into conventional washing machines. from what i understand the rotgut is the way to go. cheep and easy to find!

interesting, i had no idea.

I'll have to remember that vodka spray bottle trick if I ever get pulled over. "Really officer I haven't been drinking, it's just a vodka deodorizer to get rid of that puke smell in my car."


FYI to anyone who wonders, the vodka smell evaporates pretty quickly

What about my stinky sneakers and dress shoes?

Spray stinky shoes with Listerine (saturate if needed) and let them dry over night. Reapply as needed. It works wonders in my son's shoes. They smell minty fresh!

Great tip! Thanks for sharing, Emily.

Vinegar helps to take the cigarette odor from your environment.

Good to know! Vinegar is all-magical.

Does it need to be white vinegar?

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