The Importance of Odor Control in Tiny Houses

  • 03 Apr, 2017
  Between 1973 and 2013, the average size of new houses built in the United States increased from 1,525 square feet to 2,598 square feet. 
What’s interesting is between 1948 and 2012, the average US family size actually dropped from 3.67 to 2.55. Although plenty of large houses are still being built, some people are bucking this trend.
Over the last decade (and especially during the last five years), many individuals and families have made the decision to intentionally downsize. Tiny houses have become the most popular way to do this. While different people may have their own definitions of a tiny house, the most common definition is any home that’s less than 500 square feet in size.
Even by the standards of 1973, a modern tiny house is quite small. But the reason this movement continues to gain momentum (for example, HGTV recently launched a Tiny House’s version of their very popular House Hunters series) is it has some very significant benefits for anyone who makes the switch to this way of life.
Those benefits start with cost. The average price of a tiny house is just $23,000. That means homeowners can enjoy little or no debt, as well as lower taxes. 68% of tiny house owners get to enjoy living without a mortgage. Additional benefits associated with the tiny house movement include mobility, a reduced carbon footprint, and self-sufficiency. And while plenty of millennials have brought attention to tiny houses through blogs and other online channels, research shows that a full 40% of tiny house owners are over the age of fifty.
Going Tiny Makes Home Odors Even More Challenging
While there are a lot of good things that can be said about tiny houses, that doesn’t mean these structures are without challenges. When you move into a space that’s five times smaller than the average new house, there’s going to be some adjustments you need to make. One of those adjustments is getting creative with storage. In addition to selling or donating items you don’t need, tiny house enthusiasts have come up with lots of cool storage hacks over the years.
Although the storage issue probably doesn’t come as a surprise, the challenge that does often catch people off guard is dealing with odors. Whether you’re living with pets, kids or a mix of both, the types of odors found in any active household are going to be significantly amplified by this small space. The path you don’t want to take is trying to mask the odors with scented products. Instead, you want to actually eliminate the odor by going to its source.
The good news is OdorXit makes it easy to truly tackle any type of bad odor. We encourage you to take a look at the different types of odor elimination , and then use our Odor Wizard to find the perfect option for cleaning your tiny home.

OdorXit Odor Eliminator

By Terri Friedhoff 24 Oct, 2017

The recent storms that have ravaged multiple parts of the US have caused unprecedented damage. If you or your loved ones were affected by any of these storms, our thoughts and best wishes go out to you. Because these storms were so large in scale, people have experienced everything from moderate to complete damage.

Since getting rid of bad odors is our area of expertise, we want to help anyone who lost power for an extended period of time during one of these storms but didn't face complete damage to their home and belongings. Even if you're dealing with a refrigerator that smells incredibly bad due to it being fully defrosted and having items like frozen food decompose for days or even weeks, we want to go over how you can fully restore your appliance to its former condition.

5 Steps to Saving Your Refrigerator After Losing Electricity

The first step is to remove all of the spoiled food. This can be a truly nasty and smelly experience, which is why you'll want to wear a protective mask and gloves as you do it. Once your refrigerator is clean, take it outside and spray it out with a garden hose. If you have a truck or access to one, consider taking your appliance to a car wash and use the high-powered equipment to spray it out.

The next step is to spray one ounce of OdorXit Concentrate mixed with 30 ounces of water everywhere the refrigerator smells. That means spraying the insulation behind the doors,

under and around the door gaskets, the inside, behind the drawers and every little opening where the defrosted food might have dripped. Once the OdorXit Concentrate solution comes in contact with the rotten food smells, it will remove them from your refrigerator completely and safely.

The second to last step is to let the refrigerator dry outside then bring it back in the house. Don't panic if it still smells a little. It just means there is still at least one spot that hasn't been treated yet. You'll be able to knock it out by continuing to sniff and spraying wherever you detect even a slight odor.

The final step is to remember to be a good neighbor! Spray a few shots of the OdorXit Concentrate solution in the drain at the car wash or wherever you ended up treating your appliance. Anyone who comes by after you will be very glad you did.

By following the process above, it's possible to save even the worst smelling refrigerator, which in turns means saving hundreds of dollars by not needing to buy a replacement. So if you know anyone who's currently trying to restore belongings like their refrigerator, feel free to share this post with them by email or on Facebook.

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