How do you get rid of pet odor?


Quick Answer

You can easily remove pet odors in your home by following a few simple steps, including vacuuming, taking apart furniture, washing bedding with detergent and apple cider vinegar, and applying baking soda. By following these steps, you should notice a difference overnight.

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  1. Gather your supplies

    Put together an odor-removal kit comprised of baking soda, apple cider vinegar and a measuring cup.

  2. Take your furniture apart

    Remove the cushions from your furniture, take off slipcovers and remove throw pillows. Take the sheets off your bed, and remove any covers from your pets' bedding. Run your vacuum cleaner over the surfaces of your furniture.

  3. Sprinkle baking soda on surfaces

    Sprinkle baking soda liberally over all of the surfaces of your furniture, as well as on any carpeting in your home. Allow the baking soda to sit overnight.

  4. Wash what is safe to wash

    Put anything that is safe to wash into the washing machine. Add your regular detergent or Oxy-Boost and 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. Wash the items at the hottest temperature possible. Dry your items as you normally do.

  5. Vacuum the surfaces

    Run the vacuum over your carpeting and furniture surfaces in the morning. Remove all traces of baking soda.

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