50/50 mix of white vinegar & water to clean everything. The vinegar smell will completely disappear once it has dried, leaving behind the smell of clean house. If you like, you can add a few drops of an essential oil to the mix so that once the vinegar dries the house smells like whatever essential oil you added. Lemon or lavender are quite popular choices.
For stinky drains, first make sure the traps are clean, then pour in some baking or washing soda and leave to set for an hour, then run water down the drain to wash away the soda.
Sprinkle baking soda on smelly carpets and leave set for at least an hour, then vacuum the odors up with the baking soda.
Polish wood furniture with a combo of 1 cup olive oil & 1/2 cup lemon juice. Rub a small amount on furniture, then wipe dry with a clean cloth. Furniture will be clean & smell good, too.
at 12:21 AM on Jun. 16, 2009