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April 9, 2013

Keeping it Clean ...

Today I bring to you a guest post from Jenny, a lovely lady I had the pleasure of "meeting" recently. At the end of the post you can read a little about Jenny, and you will also find some links you may find helpful. 

How To Avoid Bad Kitchen Odors

Almost every homeowner can recall a time when they noticed some unidentified bad smell coming from some unknown place in the kitchen. The worst part is that the source of these odors can be pretty tricky to find and eliminate. When you’ve got a smell that you want to eliminate, one good solution is to leave odor-absorbing ingredients like baking soda, coffee grinds, or white vinegar out in the kitchen for a couple of days. But why go to all that trouble when you can just prevent those odors in the first place? Here are some tips for nipping bad kitchen smells in the bud before they develop.

Always make sure that when you are cooking, you are cleaning as you go. To use an example, let’s say you notice that you spilled some milk while making mashed potatoes. Always clean a spill immediately. Otherwise, you may forget and suddenly find yourself dealing with the smell of sour milk.

The same principle applies to meals. Remember to always wash your dishes as they become dirty. Never allow dishes to sit in your sink for more than 2 days (or even 1 day) as leftover foods can start to smell bad quickly. So always be sure to wash those dishes promptly!

Lastly, when you have leftovers, remember to always place them in plastic containers. By effectively sealing in an airtight container, you’ll keep the food fresh and prevent unwanted smells in the kitchen.

And remember! For those people who frequently use oil when cooking, be sure to dispose of the oil as quickly as possible. Instead of reusing the oil, go ahead and discard it so that the aroma doesn’t linger.

About the Author:
Jenny Wilson is a full time mom and blogger who loves keeping her home clean and green. Jenny draws on her former cleaning services experience to share expert cleaning advice on her blog, CleverCleaningTips. She is also a firm believer that, with the right mindset, cleaning can be both easy and fun. 

Looking Ahead:

If you participate in Wordless Wednesday I'd love for you to stop by and link up with my Wordless Wednesday Blog Party anytime after 12PM US EST!  I love to see what you all have to share each week :)

And Thursdays beginning at 12PM US EST my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party opens.  This is a fun one, because you can share anything you like!  I want to say a GIANT THANK YOU to all of last week's participants! You helped to make the party a huge success!  

 And as always, I have a bunch of fun things to share in between :)


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  1. Great guest post. I'll have to check out the cleaning tips. Yesterday I walked into my gma's house right into her kitchen and it had an unfamiliar smell and I couldnt place it and of course she cant smell it.

  2. Wow! Such an ideal kitchen..

  3. Great tips, I am always telling my husband to clean up things right when they get messed up instead of waiting til later when it's all dried and stinky.

  4. Awesome tips! I almost always have a candle lit in my kitchen....just in case.

  5. Great tips and loving your new profile pic!!

  6. Great tips! Thank you Paula!

  7. This is a good post, Paula. I hate the smell of old oil. My husband's grandmother used to reuse her oil and the smell just lingered... blech Loved her, hated that smell!

  8. Great tips! I am a huge fan of cleaning as you go!

  9. cute post Paula :*


  10. Thank you for hosting!


  11. Clean as you go is the mantra that I use while cooking. I use coffee grind to eliminate odor in my kitchen or even in bathroom. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Wise words.....considering he was probably high as a kite when he said it.


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