​How to Make Your Apartment Smell Better

Apartment buildings are a hodgepodge of smells that do not go together: your neighbor’s burnt dinner, the eight cats in room 3B, your dirty gym socks, and the usual wafts and olfactory whims of a building constructed during Eisenhower’s presidency.

To make your apartment smell better, you need the right arsenal of cleaning agents and scent diffusers. Let us help you out there—here are our favorite products to stomp out funky smells at home.
Williams Sonoma Lemongrass Cleaner
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Williams Sonoma Lemongrass Cleaner

This biodegradable spray contains essential oils and essences of lemongrass and ginger and cleans countertops without using any parabens, ammonia, or chlorine.

($10, williams-sonoma.com)

Airboss Closet Freshener

It’s like a pine tree freshener for your closet but better, as the charcoal neutralizes any odors in an enclosed space.

($5, bedbathandbeyond.com)

Fresh Odor Removing Spray

Some fragrance sprays can be too cloying and heavy, so we like this spray that removes—not adds—odors.

($8, bedbathandbeyond.com)

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Artnaturals Diffuser

Pick your favorite scent, drop in a bit of oil, and let the scented mist waft through your apartment.

($49, artnaturals.com)

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Disc
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Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Disc

Baking soda helps absorb funky smells in your fridge—in case you have leftovers lingering past their prime.

($2, amazon.com)

Mrs. Meyer’s Dryer Sheets
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Mrs. Meyer’s Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets aren’t just for the dryer. Stuff these sheets into your drawers and laundry hamper (and pretty much wherever else you want) to keep stored clothes smelling fresh.

($7, amazon.com)

Paddywax Candle
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Paddywax Candle

Candles like this one are a fool-proof method for making your home feel cozy and smell great. For more flower-free options, here’s our round-up of the 11 manliest candles.

($21, paddywax.com)

Tommy Hilfiger Towels
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Tommy Hilfiger Towels

Ever notice how towels can smell musty even after a spin through the wash? That’s because the fibers are harboring bacteria and odors. Either amp up your wash routine, or replace them regularly with a inexpensive option like these Tommy Hilfiger towels.

($5, macys.com)

Tom Dixon
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Tom Dixon Reed Diffuser

This reed diffuser smells like London during springtime (think: fresh nettles and earthy brick), and the copper cover will look great on your desk.

($95, mrporter.com)

Source: How to Make Your Apartment Smell Better

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