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Why Your Home Stinks and How to Fix It

Homes have a habit of harboring all sorts of nasty odors—cat litter, microwaved salmon, fly traps made from apple cider vinegar—that are blessedly easy to mitigate. Sometimes, though, you come across unpleasant smells that are harder to find and deodorize. Here are some common culprits, along with methods of attack.Read more… Continue Reading at

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The Five Absolute Best Products For Eliminating Odors

It’s summer and things smell! Squalor has been on a smell kick lately—chock full of lots and lots of different odor elimination solutions—and I realized that it would be helpful to put together a primer on the best odor eliminators, and which ones are best for different situations and applications. So that’s what I…Read more… […]

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Coconut Oil Will Rid Your Hands of Garlic Stink

Tips and tricks come at you when you least at expect them. Just last week, I was unwinding from a hard day of hacking food with an episode of the new Queer Eye, when food expert/T-shirt aficionado/new Ted Allen, Antoni Porowski told whatever straight dude he was working on (they all blend together) that a […]

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How to Deal With the Fart Smell in Your Teenager’s Room

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert, advice columnist and author of the New York Times bestselling book, My Boyfriend Barfed In My Handbag … And Other Things You Can’t Ask Martha. Her flagship column, “Ask a Clean Person,” debuted in 2011. Here on Offspring, we’ve launched a new iteration of it, focusing on parenting…Read more… […]

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Use Food Scraps to Make a Kitchen Air Freshener

Whether you’re frugal, environmentally conscious, or just love an efficiency challenge, there are lots of reasons to save your food scraps. Well, mostly to make stock out of. And to compost the rest. But some of your scraps are good for more than just boiling for soup—they can also be the starting place for a […]

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How to De-Stink Your Kitchen Without an Exhaust Fan

If your kitchen didn’t come with an exhaust fan, you may feel like you have to forgo cooking certain foods that tend to linger, smell-wise. Luckily, your frying and high-heat searing days are not behind you, as there are several strategies you can implement to de-stink and freshen up after a particularly pungent meal.Read more… […]

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