Disgusting smells in the fridge can really spoil your appetite.
Instead of chemical clubs, household remedies that everyone probably has at home can also help.
Nobody likes unpleasant smells in the refrigerator, after all food is stored in it and the stench indicates that something is no longer appetizing at all.
Something may have become moldy and the bacteria are already multiplying happily.
However, it is not necessary to immediately move in with the chemical club.
Very simple household remedies that everyone probably has at home can also help against the disgusting smell.
With these life hacks we reveal how it works:
Home remedies for bad smell: Coffee in the fridge binds the stench
In order to prevent the odors from developing in the first place, it is of course advisable to clean the refrigerator regularly.
You should make sure that you remove all the compartments and clean them thoroughly, including in the corners and joints.
In addition, it should be checked more often whether food has already become old and bad - probably nobody eats the open barbecue sauce from two years ago anymore.
Life hack number one includes coffee powder, as HEIDELBERG24 reveals: It binds the bad smells and, depending on the type, spreads an aromatic scent.
Simply place a bowl of ground coffee in the fridge.
By the way: Under no circumstances should you throw away coffee grounds, because they can still be used as an all-purpose weapon in the kitchen, bathroom and garden.
Trick against stench in the fridge: Vinegar as a cleaning agent
Baking soda is also ideal.
Simply put a bowl of baking soda or baking powder in the fridge and the smells will be absorbed.
The white powder itself smells neutral and does not spoil.
you should only change the baking soda about once a month.
But that's not the only place in the kitchen where baking soda can be used - it also cleans the oven in no time at all.
Vinegar also binds odors.
You can simply wipe out the fridge with vinegar essence.
As a preventative against bacteria, you can wipe with the vinegar after every basic cleaning or use it as a cleaning agent.
And don't worry: the vinegar smell will go away after a while.
Cockroaches don't like the smell either.
So if you have cockroaches in the house, vinegar is one of the home remedies that can drive the beasts away.
Fruits against unpleasant smells: potatoes and lemons in the fridge
It is not for nothing that we associate the smell of lemons with freshness and cleanliness: the citrus fruits can be used wonderfully against stench.
Simply put half a sliced lemon or a bowl with the juice in the fridge.
the fruit should be replaced after about three days.
Lemons can also be used for cleaning, as they help effectively against dirt and limescale.
Perhaps surprising for some: Potatoes also neutralize odors in the refrigerator.
All you have to do is put a few slices in the fridge.
However, the potato itself should not be left there for too long.
Because otherwise it spoils and spreads a stench itself - and the whole thing starts all over again.
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