Boxing Day is the perfect day to freshen up your home after a hearty Christmas dinner. Cooking turkey, vegetables, and fried potatoes can leave your kitchens and adjacent areas smelling stale and oily. Fans of the cleaning sensation Ms. Hinch have shared their hacks for removing unpleasant cooking odors from your home on social media groups.
Ms. Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, gained popularity after sharing her cleaning tips on social media and television.
The cleaning lady now has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram and is the author of several books.
In one of Mrs. Hinch’s fan groups, a Facebook user named Marie Young asked how to remove the smell of cooked food from her kitchen.
She asked, “How do I get the smell of cooked food out of the house?
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Yvonne Connolly wrote: “Cut lemons around the kitchen.”
Tracie Parsons Bowering said, “Do you have a stove fan? Do your filters need a flash?
“Use lemon in the sink, microwave, etc., and it will neutralize and disinfect. Smells wonderfully fresh. “
Tracey Fortune said, “Boil a pan of water with lemon.”
Marie Blundell commented, “My extractor was draining filters.
“Changes monthly, but it’s my network coverage that keeps the smell out. Now I simmer a lemon while I’m cooking. “
You can buy a pack of four lemons from ASDA for just 54p, which is 13.5p per lemon.
Ocado sells a pack of two lemons for 65 pence, while Sainsbury’s sells a pack of five lemons for £ 1.50.
Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included opening windows with essential oils and vinegar.
Mary Hodge said, “Cut the onions in half, let rise overnight, if it doesn’t work, repeat.”
Julie Scarlet Smith wrote, “Put a small bowl of white vinegar on the counter overnight to get rid of the odors.
“Was skeptical the first time I tried it after cooking fish, but now I wouldn’t use anything else. Really works. “
Dee Gee commented, “Windows open and close the door between the kitchen and the house when you cook. That’s the only way it works for me. “
Donna Beveridge said, “Baking soda in a jar with holes in the lid absorbs bad smells.
“Or try the essential oil diffuser – it works for me.
“I use lemon or a mixture – five drops of lavender,
two drops of peppermint, two drops of rosemary and one drop of lemon. “