How to get rid of the food smell in your house?

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How to make sure your house doesn’t smell like Christmas dinner for weeks

The holidays are a time of delicious foods and with that, delicious smells. But sometimes, those smells stick around for too long causing your house to reek of Christmas dinner well into the new year. How do you get rid of that pungent food smell that is lingering in your house?

Even though the dinner probably tasted great, you don’t want your house to smell like it for too long. Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do to prevent just that. We list the most important tips below!

Windows and curtains

The first thing to do, would be to open the windows while your cooking or shortly after. The ventilation will help get rid of the smell. If you have a hood in your kitchen, you can use that too to extract the smells while you’re preparing a delicious feast. Sometimes, grease gets stuck on the inside of the windows. If you clean your windows the day after cooking, you will scrub the grease off and with that any unwanted smells that stuck around. Another preventative measure is removing the curtains before you start cooking. The fabric of the curtains absorbs smells, causing your curtains to smell of food long after you have finished cooking.

Vinegar and lemon juice

Apparently, vinegar and lemon juice neutralize smells. If you are preparing cauliflower, adding a little bit of lemon juice to the water will stop the smell from spreading. A  teaspoon of vinegar on a surface that you just used for cooking can also help neutralize smells. If you heat up some cleaning vinegar, it will absorb the smells, causing them to disappear.

Other tips

Another surprising neutralizer of bad odors is coffee. If you heat up some coffee on the stove, it will neutralize the smells. Or put out a little bowl of coffee beans. If you put a candle in the middle of the bowl, a delicious coffee flavor will spread through your house, getting rid of all the other unwanted smells that were present. Another surprising tip is to put a little bit of cinnamon in your oven and heat it up for about ten minutes (not too hot). Or soak some cotton balls in vanilla extract and leave them around the house. That way you create your own cheap (and natural) air freshener.

Before you know it, your house will smell all kinds of good again!

Also read: With These 6 Tips Your Home Always Smells Good

Source: Max Vandaag | Image: Unsplash, Kevin McCutcheon