18 DIYs to Eliminate Bad Smells

POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff

No matter how often you clean, bad smells around the home are just a part of life. And you may not feel comfortable using harsh (and pricey) chemicals to get rid of them. The 18 DIYs ahead are simple to make, safe, and budget-friendly. Best of all, they'll eliminate the rancid odors quickly.

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Dish Soak Fizzies
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Dish Soak Fizzies

When your grimy dishes smell like old food, pop in one of these dish soak fizzies.

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Liquid Laundry Detergent
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Liquid Laundry Detergent

This DIY liquid laundry detergent will clean your clothes nicely. A little essential oil will make them smell like new again.

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Lemon Dishwasher Tabs
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Lemon Dishwasher Tabs

If there's a lingering smell of food in your dishwasher, these lemon dishwasher tabs will come in handy.

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Toilet Bombs
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Toilet Bombs

Toilet bombs are great because you don't actually have to touch your gross-smelling commode to clean it.

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Liquid Dish Soap
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Liquid Dish Soap

This liquid dish soap contains all-natural ingredients plus essential oils to keep your kitchen utensils clean and smelling fantastic.

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Sweat Stain Remover
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Sweat Stain Remover

Pit stains look AND smell bad. This sweat stain remover will save your sartorial items.

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Drain Buster
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Drain Buster

What's worse than a stinky drain? This drain buster gets rid of the pungent odor.

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Orange Peel Air Freshener
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Orange Peel Air Freshener

An orange peel air freshener promotes lovely aromas around the home.

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Bathroom Scrub
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Bathroom Scrub

A grapefruit salt bathroom scrub will leave the room smelling fresh and fruity.

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Garbage-Disposal Cleaning Cubes
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Garbage-Disposal Cleaning Cubes

These cute garbage-disposal cleaning cubes are made of citrus rinds and rosemary, which smell fantastic.

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Linen and Mattress Spray
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Linen and Mattress Spray

This homemade linen spray keeps your sheets smelling heavenly in between washes.

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Car Seat Cleaner
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Car Seat Cleaner

Over time, car seats smell yucky too. This car seat cleaner will fix the issue.

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Garbage Disposal Deep Cleaner
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Garbage Disposal Deep Cleaner

For the garbage disposal that smells REALLY putrid, this garbage disposal deep cleaner solves the problem.

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Coffee Grounds Garbage Disposal Cleaners
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Coffee Grounds Garbage Disposal Cleaners

If you love the smell of fresh coffee, get a good whiff of these coffee grounds garbage disposal cleaners.

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Febreze Spray
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Febreze Spray

Spritz this Febreze spray in every room to get rid of foul odors.

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Carpet Refresher
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Carpet Refresher

This carpet refresher deodorizes icky-smelling rugs.