Get Rid Of Household Odours With Vanilla Extract

A little vanilla extract in the oven can get rid of any smell permeating your house.

Photo by Bill Holsinger-Robinson.

Eric Shawn writes in with a handy tip for houses that have started smelling a little funky:

Put two caps full of vanilla extract in a coffee cup, then place it in the oven at 300 degrees for one hour. Within twenty minutes the whole house smells like Heaven. It's actually a common realtor trick.

"Heaven" might not be the right word if you aren't a fan of vanilla, but it'll surely get the job done, and an open window can probably keep the vanilla smell from getting nauseating.


    Gee guys, can you at least convert the temperature? Putting a coffee cup in at 300 degrees C is going to be bad for business.

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