We’ve talked about how leaving out a bowl of vinegar can deodorise a room, but what if there’s a smell that’s taken over your entire house? Simmering that vinegar on the stove can maximise its reach and odor-eating power.
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No need to cover up a smell when you can just neutralise it. Whether it’s a bad smell that’s turned your home into a stink-nest, or the lingering aroma of something you cooked yesterday, Amanda Sims at Food52 has an easy trick that will banish it all away fast.
Pour about a cup of white vinegar in a saucepan on your stove top and bring it to a simmer. The simmering vinegar will release more odour-fighting power into the air, and if you let it go for a while, it will deodorise your whole house. It might smell a little vinegary at first, but after a little while it won’t smell like anything at all.