How To Use A Coffee Filter As A Deodorizer

Does something stink in the kitchen? There are a bunch of cleaning tricks that will make picking up after dinner and deep-cleaning easier, and the same goes for deodorizing a kitchen or any other room in your house. The best part of it is that everything you need is probably already in your home.

According to Kitchn, you can deodorize a room with a coffee filter and a few tablespoons of baking soda. All you need to do is scoop the baking soda into a coffee filter, tie it up with some string or a rubber band, and you can place it in any room to get rid of nasty smells. Kitchn isn't the only outlet to discover this tip, and it goes far beyond refreshing spaces like your refrigerator. Natural Green Mom uses this same method to get rid of unpleasant scents in shoes!

Though there are plenty of substitutes for baking soda, if you're going to make a deodorizer, you're going to want to use the real thing. There is also a distinct difference between baking powder and baking soda, and baking soda is the way to go for removing smells.

What else can you do with coffee filters?

Aside from this helpful hack, it turns out that coffee filters have a lot more uses outside of deodorizing and making your morning cup of joe. Good Housekeeping has a list of unusual and creative ways to use coffee filters, and one of its suggestions is using a coffee filter to clean your windows. 

If you're deodorizing a room and on a cleaning kick, give it a try. Like using crumpled-up newspapers, it helps leave a streak-free shine to windows that cloths and paper towels often fail to do. They're even a fabulous way to add back some luster to stainless steel hardware and appliances and dust off screens.

Did you run out of coffee filters? There's a hack for that too! While you might not be able to use this stovetop coffee method as a deodorizer, you'll at least still be able to get that beloved morning caffeine kick.