Quick Tip #30: How to Eliminate Outdoor Odors

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OATS are a natural and pet/kid safe remedy for stinky smells (plus you can buy them in bulk for very little). Just sprinkle them over areas that aren't so fresh — underneath the porch or shed, or around the grill — and they'll soak up the smell and compost themselves back into your soil (although you might have a few birds and squirrels that come for a snack).