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Friday, July 11, 2014

How to get rid of fish smells in your home

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Who doesn't love cooking fresh fish and seafood?! 
What I don't like is the smells that can linger in the kitchen, living room, garbage, sink, fridge, etc. 
Spraying room spray is a temporary fix.
I have learned some great tips to enjoy the seafood but prevent and get rid of the smells PERMANENTLY!


  • When cooking open windows, turn on fan, and shut all bedroom doors.
  • Place a bowl of white vinegar in the center of the stove while you are cooking, or near by. (Vinegar absorbs smells like baking soda).
  • If baking fish or seafood in oven, place foil on the pan so can be easily removed and thrown away.
  • Avoid spillage when boiling clams, crab, mussels, etc.


  • Use a plastic grocery bag to discard wrappers from fish, shells, etc. Tightly close it and place in your trashcan. Can squirt some lemon juice in garbage can or sprinkle with baking soda temporarily until you are done eating.Throw away trash outside as soon as meal is through.
  • Place leftovers or shells/bones in zip lock baggies.
  • Leave out a bowl of white vinegar over night in room that smells.
  • Leave an opened baking soda in the fridge.
  • Boil 4 cups water to 1 cup vinegar on stove for 1 hour
  • Mix a spray bottle with 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar. Spray with the fine mist over your clothes, dish towels, jackets hanging up, couches (USE LIGHTLY!) Also use to spray oven, burners, surfaces, and sink. Wipe off with damp rag. 
  • To make your house a different smell, boil anything with citrus to suck up the odor and make your house smell good. My favorite is orange peels and cinnamon/cinnamon sticks.

What worked best for you? 

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