Living Single: Kill the Apartment Funk

12/14/2015


As a single girl, have you ever walked into your apartment or home and noticed a lingering funk? You can't quite put your finger on it, but you know something is off. Well, sometimes I can't manage to keep my apartment in top notch condition. One thing I'm very sensitive to is smells. In a studio apartment or if you have roommates you know that smells come and go with and without a reason. I decided to put my best foot forward and tackle my smell issues upfront.


I scouted pinterest for some ideas and of course I stopped in the local scent aisle at Walmart. I tired air fresheners from everywhere and I decided what "Stove Top Scents" are the best solution for me.

Don't get me wrong, you'll still find an automatic air freshener in my bathroom or a gel candle in my plant holder. I even use coffee beans in my plant holders to eliminate and absorb smells.

The most important thing about living single is to keep your house clean. 

Dust, mopping, vacuuming, etc. My issues are doing laundry because I spend a lot of money and I prefer not to go every week as it gets expensive. The bad part is that my towels tend to absorb a musty smell that lingers through my apartment because my wastebin is by my door. Living in humid conditions will cause most items to smell moldy quick.

I'm extremely lazy and if I find a way to cut my time in half by prepping everything I need, then that is what I'm going to do.

I decided to take my favorite "Stove Top Scent" recipe and freeze them for later. 

This is a quick solution when you are grocery shopping and need things like rosemary, lemon, vanilla bean, or honey. Most those items correlate with a meal I prep on a regular basis,  Salmon or vanilla bean cupcakes.

The gist is to not allow fresh veggies or fruit go to waste. I get upset when I buy fruits and veggies and I don't get a chance to use them.

THE RECIPE: Williams Sonoma

1 to 3 lemons - depends on size of home
2 Rosemary stems
1 vanilla bean or 1 tsp. Vanilla extract (liquid)
- I add honey to mine because I like sweet scents. I suggest peppermint too.
*TIP* 
You should put everything into a pot with water and let it boil.
Once it boils, then turn off the stove and let the smell cover your home. Turn it back on when you want to reignite the scents.


After you have collected all your ingredients, grab a ziplock bag and place all the items inside. You can make up to 2 or 3 bags. This way when you need a scent you will already have them in the freezer and you dump them into a hot pot or crock pot.

So if someone, like your parents, say they're coming over in 15 minutes your home will be ready for them.

For more Stove Top Scents before sure to check out pinterest.

Before You Go:

Did you try them? Did you love them as much as I hyped them up? If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #AndrogynineRECIPE . I'd love to see how it came out!

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This blog is NOT geared toward sexual orientation or gender classification. This blog is based solely on the blog authors experience and research. This blog is geared toward promoting a mixture of masculine and feminine attire and with an integrated genderless lifestyle.

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