9 Ways to Conquer Bad Smells in Your Home

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In a perfect world, your home would smell like delicious food waiting to be eaten, or maybe like your favorite flower. Life generally isn’t perfect, though, especially in winter.

Stale cooking odors, diaper pails, wet wool garments, cigarette smoke, infrequently scooped litter boxes and overflowing trash cans — all are a lot more noticeable in winter, when we stay inside more and keep doors and windows tightly closed.

Time to clear the air! And not by burning a candle or lighting some incense, both of which can produce indoor air quality problems, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Instead, use one or more of these nine tactics for a more comfortable, welcoming living space.

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