SPILLED food combined with week-old leftovers makes for one very smelly fridge.
Dedicated DIYer Kathryn revealed an easy and cheap way to suck the bad smell out from the inside of your fridge.
Kathryn’s YouTube account, Do It On A Dime, shares house hacks and must-have Dollar Tree finds.
In her recent video, she demonstrates how you can create your fridge odor eliminator using just three items.
Although Dollar Tree sells the Arm & Hammer Fresh-N-Natural Household Odor Eliminators, Kathryn recommends making one using what you already have.
All you need is a mason jar, some baking soda, and Dollar Tree’s $1.25 decorative lids for flowers.
“Add a few tablespoons of baking soda to a mason jar,” Kathryn says first.
According to House Logic, “Baking soda neutralizes stubborn acidic odors — like those from sour milk — as well as other funky smells lurking in your home.”
Instead of giving off its odor, baking soda absorbs the other odors around it.
After you put the baking soda in the jar, screw the lid on and place it in the back of your fridge.
Kathryn says it takes around thirty to sixty days for all the odors in your fridge to be fully absorbed.
When it’s time to take the jar out of your fridge, don’t throw out the baking soda just yet.
“Once it stops absorbing odors, you can actually stick this inside your sink, use it as an abrasive cleaner,” Kathryn says.
Her favorite way to do this is adding some ice and vinegar to clean the garbage disposal.
While viewers thought this was a good hack, some suggested alternative options.
“What works even better is activated charcoal in a jar. You get it where there are aquarium supplies. It lasts months,” one person commented.
Another commenter added: “You can also add this to your laundry to sanitize your wash.”