All food produces an odour when cooked; often it's a smell many enjoy. But if cooking odours are left to linger, the air in your apartment can be less than ideal.

Air fresheners only mask the odour, and it's not always convenient to open a window in your apartment. If you're looking for an effective solution, we've got some simple tips to help clear the air. 

  • When cooking, always use your stove vent to pull out odours and excess steam from your apartment.
  • A bowl of equal parts water and vinegar sitting on the counter next to the stove will help eliminate odours before they leave the kitchen.
  • Before you cook, close your bedroom and closet doors to stop odours and grease from sticking to fabrics.
  • Always clean as you cook and wash all cooking dishes as soon as possible. Smells can linger longer when there are dirty dishes sitting around.
  • Enjoy coffee with or after your meal. Brewing coffee grounds is an excellent way to neutralize strong odours and fill your home with a delicious scent.
  • Clean your microwave because smells can get worse in a dirty microwave. Use water and lemon for a quick, easy clean.
  • A little baking soda sprinkled in the bottom of your trash can will help absorb moisture and eliminate odours. But if you have a lot of food waste, take out the trash as soon as possible after cooking.
  • Fresh plants throughout your home can help absorb odours. If you don't have a green thumb, opt for a fern or spider plant as they are hardy and easy to grow.
  • For stubborn odours, leave a bowl of baking soda or coffee grounds on the counter overnight. By morning, the odours will be eliminated, and your apartment will smell better.

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