This $15 Room Spray Is the Goldilocks of Home Fragrances Cleaning
It's not too strong and not too light.
I’m Sensitive to Smells, so I Always Reach for This Unscented Hand SoapCleaning
It’s also hypoallergenic.
Nov 19, 2023
The Right Way to Use Baking Soda to Eliminate Food Odors in the FridgeCleaning
You’ll have to do a little more than just “setting and forgetting” it in the fridge.
Nov 13, 2023
9 Ways to Get Rid of Burnt Food Smells in Your KitchenCleaning
Beyond just opening your window.
Nov 12, 2023
Live Out Your Nancy Meyers "Holiday" Fantasy with This Cozy Home Scent
Happy Hosting!
This is the next best thing to a cottage in the Cotswolds!
Nov 8, 2023
8 Things People with Nice-Smelling Entryways Never Do
Organize & Clean
Bad-smelling habits you’ll want to avoid, too.
Oct 14, 2023
The Aldi Storage Gem That You Can Use Anywhere (and Smells Amazing!)
Organize & Clean
You have to see how one shopper reused hers.
Oct 2, 2023
My Mom's Trick to Remove Harsh Odors Will Make Your Home Smell Good
Organize & Clean
Plus, it’s edible!
Sep 15, 2023
The Fabric Deodorizer I Swear By to Keep My Activewear Fresh Between WorkoutsCleaning
I've tried other deodorizers, and this one works the best.
Sep 13, 2023
11 Simmer Pot Recipes to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall
Living
Make it smell like you’ve been baking all day.
Aug 31, 2023
The Room Spray That Has Friends Asking How My Home Smells So Good
Living
It turns the room into a sanctuary.
Jun 26, 2023
The $14 Find That Will Keep Your Yoga Mat Looking and Smelling Brand NewCleaning
It has a fresh lavender scent.
Apr 14, 2023
The Plant I Put in My Shower That Makes My Bathroom Smell Amazing
Living
It’s not eucalyptus, and you likely have too much of it anyway.
Apr 10, 2023
This TikToker Shared Her Super-Simple Hack for Removing Odors from Thrift Store Furniture
News
You probably already have it around the house.
Apr 2, 2023
This Cute $8 Amazon Find Eliminates Bad Fridge Odors In a Flash
Shopping
It's so adorable!
Feb 24, 2023
This DIY Spray Will Get Your Fridge Clean and Smelling So GoodCleaning
It's easy to whip up this all-natural cleaner too.
Feb 12, 2023
10 Things People with Nice-Smelling Homes Always DoCleaning
Their recommendations can get your space smelling good, too.
Dec 4, 2022
How I Finally Got the Musty Smell Out of My Vintage RugCleaning
Goodbye, smelly odor!
Nov 30, 2022
I Finally Found a Solution for Dry Winter Hands (and It Smells So Good!)
Shopping
My hands have never been happier.
Nov 17, 2022
3 Hacks To Make Your Home Smell Better, According to TikTok
News
Coffee beans and candles? Yes, please.
Oct 29, 2022
How To Repel Fleas with Regular Household Items (Using Smells Fleas Hate!)Cleaning
There’s a lot to love about having pets, but one of the downsides is the fleas that can sometimes come with them — especially if your pet goes outdoors. Fleas can be a pain to get out of your house, but there are a number of regular household items that can be used to repel and kill them without harming your beloved furry friend (no, not you, Windex). Learn more about these below.
Oct 27, 2022
Here's How to Make Your Shoes Not SmellCleaning
And keep them fresh and clean!
Jul 26, 2022
IKEA's Scented Hangers Make Your Closet Smell Like Freshly-Cut Grass
News
Say goodbye to that stuffy closet smell.
Apr 26, 2022
The Best Cleaning Tips for Pet Stains, Messes, and SmellsCleaning
You’ll always know exactly how to handle it.
Apr 25, 2022
9 Smart Tricks for Getting Musty Odors, Yellow Stains, and More Out of Your Vintage FindsCleaning
Yes, you can get rid of yellow underarm stains.
Mar 3, 2022
This Smart TikTok Hack (And the Comments!) Will Leave Your Kitchen Trash Smelling So FreshCleaning
You probably never thought you’d learn so much from a trash-themed TikTok, but this is truly a forum that keeps on giving.
Feb 11, 2022
The Super-Simple Way to Make Holiday Traditions Feel Extra-SpecialCleaning
Bonus: It doesn't have to cost a lot of money.
Dec 7, 2021
Erin Napier Made a Candle That Smells Like Her Grandfather
NEWS
Napier took an ultra-specific smell and captured it in a pretty amber-colored jar.
Nov 19, 2021
The Unlikely Amazon Find I Use to Get Rid of Lingering Odors in My KitchenCleaning
My kitchen has never smelled better.
Nov 16, 2021
14 Things People With Nice-Smelling Homes Never DoCleaning
I wanted to learn how to alter my bad-smelling home habits — for my own nose and to be more hospitable to my guests.
Oct 11, 2021
How to Get Pee Smell Out of Your MattressCleaning
If you have kids or pets, you'll want to read this.
Sep 26, 2021
One Good Thing: How To Make Two Natural DIY Air FreshenersCleaning
Welcome back to One Good Thing @ Home! This week I take a little detour back into my kitchen to cook up some all natural ingredients that will make you house smell lovely and get rid of old, musty smells from cooking, kids, dirty clothes, you name it. It’s getting REALLY SIMPLE this week, which I love, but I hope there’s enough “meat on the bone” for you rabid DIYers who like to fill the comments with all sorts of good old fashioned feedback. Bring it on.
Jul 29, 2021
What to Do When Your Window Air Conditioner SmellsCleaning
A smelly air conditioner unit is nothing short of gross. But what can cause these exhaust fumes, or gunmetal, musty/mildew-y, burning… (need we go on?) scents? And better yet, how can you get rid of them? After all, you install your air conditioner to cool down the air in your home, not stink it up with unpleasant odors, some of which might even be potentially dangerous.
Jul 24, 2021
The Secret to Getting Rid of Food Smells As You Cook Is Already in Your PantryCleaning
Brussels sprouts are no match.
Oct 28, 2020
There’s a New (Flame-Less) Way to Get Diptyque in Your Home—Just Plug It InCleaning
You don’t have to miss out on a home (or car) that smells otherworldly—especially now that Diptyque has launched a plug-in wall diffuser to fill your space with its fan-favorite scents.
Sep 5, 2020
This 1-Minute Maintenance Tip Will Help Keep Pests and Smells Out of Your Bathroom
Weekend Projects
It'll maintain the seal your plumbing needs to do its job, plus it helps prevent stagnant water from sitting in your faucet or showerhead and breeding bacteria.
Jul 17, 2020
Good Question: Eliminating Cat SmellsCleaning
Hello AT,I just moved into a new apartment in Brooklyn. When I came to the apartment for a viewing there was a musky odor in the hallways and in the rooms as well. My landlord informed me that was incense, which he is fond of burning. Fast forward two weeks to moving day and as my mover sets foot in the door he says, “Can we crack open a window? It smells like cat pee.” I have a terrible sense of smell, but my mom confirmed it when she came by andeven I noticed it later at night.
Dec 16, 2019
How To Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell and Other OdorsCleaning
As much as people love their cats, and we know that love is boundless, there are certain aspects of life with pets that can be a challenge — odors being top of the “arrgh” list for many. We dug through our archives for some reader intelligence on the issue and according to our commenters, here are three top tips to try.
Nov 20, 2019
This Adorable Sloth Oil Diffuser Is Ready to Bring You JoyCleaning
Calling all sloth lovers, including but not limited to Kristen Bell.
Oct 3, 2019
How To: Get Rid of Pesky Home OdorsCleaning
We were going on day six (no, that’s not a typo!) of living with the horrific lingering smell of burnt popcorn. The usual drills of opening the windows, spraying air freshener, and lighting candles seemed to have little lasting effect, so it came time to do some research. Here’s a roundup of the helpful tried and true advice that restored our home’s air quality to breezy good health… 1. Vinegar.
May 9, 2019
How To Keep Litter Box Smells from Overwhelming a Small Apartment?Cleaning
Q: There have been several House Tours that had a hidden litter box of sorts. How are you able to keep your cat box clean and smelling fresh in an apartment that may be only 600 square feet? 500? 400?? It boggles my mind. I mean, obviously, clean it out as soon as you can, but cat urine has such a strong odor. Even with a cool hidden compartment in a piece of furniture, it wouldn’t suddenly eliminate the smell. Any tips would be great.
Apr 30, 2019
Will I Be Able to Eliminate Musty Cedar Smell in 1970s Home that I’m Thinking About Buying?Cleaning
Q: The house we are looking to purchase has a lot of cedar [please see photo below] and it was built in 1975. It just has a lot of that cedar smell, and I was wondering if anyone had an idea on how to remove that? Thank you. -Sent by Sanja Editor: What a gorgeous ceiling! Readers, how can Sanja eliminate the musty cedar odor from this house? Or do you recommend she pass on it because there’s really no solution? • Have a question for our community?
Apr 30, 2019
How I Finally Got My New Apartment to Smell Like HomeCleaning
You know that feeling you get when you walk into a space and it just plain smells good? Yeah, me too, and I’ve spent the last six months in my new apartment trying to achieve that singular goal. There wasn’t anything wrong with how my apartment smelled, but there wasn’t anything really right with it, either.
Apr 9, 2019
Reader Intelligence Report: How To Get Rid of Diaper Smells at HomeCleaning
Last year we ran an article on how to avoid the dreaded dirty diaper smell, one of the most odorous odors a new Mom or Dad must face. And you couldn’t resist! The rest of you joined in, with your incredible tips on how you’ve defeated the dastardly diaper. Read on for all you need to know about how to conquer the stink! 1. First up, flush it away! Dumping solid waste out of any kind of diaper—cloth or disposable—will help a great deal with the smell.
Mar 25, 2014
How To Make Fart Hydrogen Sulphide Gas Smells Go AwayCleaning
Warning. This is an awkward post. It’s deep winter and many of us are trapped indoors without the flow of fresh air from open windows. I, personally, have become quite conscious lately of daily smelly moments both at home with guests and at work (the elevator is the worst) where I’ve been trapped by someone passing gas or simply wished the bathroom at home would air out quicker. I myself will plead guilty on occasion.
Feb 10, 2014
Good Questions: How To Get Rid of Neighbor’s Paint Fumes?Cleaning
Hello AT,We live on the top two floors of a three-unit building. We have a new downstairs neighbor who is painting her apartment before moving in and the paint fumes are invading our unit.
Dec 13, 2006