Try these tricks to keep your space smelling fresh

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Organization is key — so is cleaning, storage, gardening and more. In this series, you’ll learn various tips and tricks to make gardening, grilling and even sewing easier. No matter the problem, there’s a Home Hack for that!

You can maintain the most organized home of all time and unfortunately still run into unwanted odors.

From pets that are constantly in and out of the house to trash cans that can’t seem to trap every scent, unpleasant smells are hard to avoid — but there are a few tricks you can try to get rid of them. Check out the video above for all of our go-to hacks for erasing odors and keep reading for a few of our favorites.

If you find that your entire house could use some freshening up scent-wise — but you don’t want to light a bunch of candles — try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to your air filters and let your AC do the work. If your dishwasher smells a little stale, put a little bit of lemon juice into a dishwasher-safe ramekin or cup, put it in the dishwasher and turn on the rinse cycle.

All of the pet lovers out there will know the struggle of keeping their space smelling great. If you can relate to that, then try adding some fabric softener and water to a spray bottle and using it on animals beds or your pet’s side of the couch!

No worries if you don’t feel like DIY-ing these hacks (or if you need something a little more heavy-duty), you can shop a few of our favorite odor-fighting products below.

Shop: Finish Dual Action Dishwasher Cleaner, $3.77 (Orig. $5.99)

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Shop: Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator, $39.99

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Shop: Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Carpet Odor Eliminator, $10.38

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Shop: Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifying Bags, $24.95

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