As temperatures begin to drop, we tend to close the windows – and the lack of fresh air means cooking smells tend to linger longer.

But there are easy ways to keep air fresh, say the house cleaners at MOLLY MAID, who utilize a Green Housekeeping Program for all of their customers.

In some cases, fragrance will seep into the rest of the house too, so here's how to make the air smell fresh and clean:

  • To deal with sharp odours, such as fish and onion on utensils and cutting boards, wipe them with white vinegar and wash in hot soapy water.
  • Keep fresh coffee grounds in a bowl on the counter, as the grounds help absorb odours.
  • Grind up a slice of lemon in the garbage disposal – it will release a delicious citrus scent.
  • Simmer water, citrus fruits and cinnamon, or other spices, on stove.