Urine can impart a harsh and lasting odor all over the house. Accidents from dogs, cats and infants can leave a lasting impression on beds, furniture, floors, rugs and clothing if you don't know how to properly remove it. You can make a remedy with items that you have sitting around the house that works as well as expensive odor removers.
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Vinegar Works Wonders
Use an old spray bottle, which can be collected from discarded cleaning bottles or just a plain spray bottle. Add 1/4 cup vinegar and then fill the rest of the bottle with water. You can use whatever kind of vinegar that you have. White vinegar works the best and it is the most common. Spray a few spritzes on the effected areas and then absorb it with a cloth towel. It's best to do this process twice.
Wintergreen Flavored Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol removes the harsh smell and the wintergreen flavor adds a fresh scent. If you don't have it, pick it up at the dollar store. All you need is about a cap full on the stain and the smell vanishes into thin air once it's absorbed with a cloth towel.
Listerine Kills the Stink
Listerine works wonders on urine odor. Use a discarded spray bottle and add about 2 parts water combined with 1 part of Listerine. Listerine works better than other mouth washes because it tends to be a little stronger, so it can cut through odor. Apply a few spritzes to the urine stain and let the concoction sit for about two hours. Top the stain with newspapers and when the Listerine is supped up, remove it.