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Tips on cleaning, stain removal, and homemade air fresheners

Cleaning and Stain Removal

As a consequence of my being too lazy to take the trash out a couple nights ago, the smell of salmon took up residence throughout our kitchen. In addressing the stank, I ran across this ginormous page full of of links on cleaning and stain removal including a handy collection of homemade air fresheners. Excerpts:

Cinnamon and Cloves - Boil these spices for a fragrant smell. For ease of cleaning, make a cheesecloth bag to contain these spices, and boil the cheesecloth bag. An excellent alternative when entertaining is to steep spiced tea or cider.
Oil of Wintergreen - Dampen cotton balls with oil of wintergreen and place out of sight but where air will touch them.
Vinegar - Distribute partially filled saucers of vinegar around the room or boil 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in 1 cup of water to eliminate unpleasant cooking odors.

God damn if that vinegar didn’t do the trick.

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Oh man. Boiled vinegar works...

Oh man. Boiled vinegar works great, but it's the most violent smell in the world. Don't directly inhale it while it's boiling -- it hurts your nose so bad, you can feel it in your ears.




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