Healthy Living Tips & Filtrete Odor Reduction Filters

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Remember these simple tips from healthy living expert Lisa Beres, when you’re trying to reduce odors in your home.

Foul odors in your fridge. Clean the fridge drawers and shelves by adding a few drops of natural dish soap to a bowl of baking soda and stir until it creates a thick paste. This will remove odors as well as stains left behind from food.

Cooking odors. Prevent unappealing cooking odors, such as fish, from spreading and lingering throughout the entire home by upgrading to the Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter.

It traps odors and gases from the air passing through the filter and helps keep the home fresh for families and houseguests.

Damp towels. Wet towels can be a breeding ground for mildew. To rid towels of that musty smell, first wash them once in hot water with a cup or two of white vinegar. Then wash them again with a natural or eco-friendly laundry detergent. Finally, dry the towels in the dryer on high heat. Hang towels up right away to ensure they dry thoroughly if you want to avoid those odors to begin with.

Pet Odors. Reduce the unpleasant smell of animal dander by bathing and grooming your pet weekly.

Perfume the air naturally. Create your own air freshener by combining 10 drops of essential oil – such as lavender or eucalyptus – with two cups of water.

I was certainly glad to read these tips as we just put our home on the market this past week. Having prospective buyers walk into a smelly home is not good! I especially like the tip to perfume the air naturally, because while I want our home to smell nice for those walk-throughs, I don’t want those people to have sensory overload either. I think I’ll also make sure that any damp laundry in our laundry room gets hung to dry right away, or washed in the vinegar, because that musty towel scent is just nasty!

Another tip that we’ve used over the years is to have inexpensive footwear ready for guests to slip on if they don’t want to go barefoot or in just their socks in our home. We don’t wear shoes in our home, but I know not everyone likes to walk around without a better barrier on their feet in someone else’s place. This way it’s a win/win for both me and the guest. Keeping shoes off the carpet keeps our home healthier and cleaner.

We’ve used Filtrete filters in our furnace for quite awhile now, and we are super impressed on how much dust they catch, it has made a huge difference in my husband’s allergies. The new Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter helps remove odors throughout the entire home while improving indoor air quality and helping to reduce airborne allergens such as pollen, mold spores and dust mite debris from the air passing through the filter. It is the most effective odor-reduction filter at removing odors in the home, from cooking, tobacco smoke, pets, mildew and cleaning chemicals. At an msrp of $15.99 it’s a pretty good deal since they last up to three months for odor removal and particle capture.

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“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Filtrete and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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