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For fresher smelling carpets (and vacuum cleaner): In a bowl, add up to 10 drops of essential oil to 1 C of baking soda (I like to combine grapefruit and tangerine oils.) Mix really well to distribute the oil throughout the baking soda. Sprinkle on carpets and leave for at least 15 min. Vacuum thoroughly.
It's usually cheaper to buy in bulk but I'm single. So, I invested in a vacuum machine. The bags are boilable, microwavable & resealable. And I limit my trips to the store. Even cheese can be cut into smaller chunks & vacuum sealed for months! Meat , whole grain cereals, cheese, brown sugar, whole grain flour - anything that might go bad or get bugs can be shrink wrapped! Food stays fresher, longer & I save money!!
To keep your vacuum smelling fresh and not spreading stale, smelly air around your room, spritz your vacuum filter with an air freshener or a few drops of fragrant oils -- works great and will last a few weeks.
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