Winter's just around the corner. While closed windows and doors are a no-brainer when it comes to keeping in the heat, they can also trap unpleasant household smells. So, here's a quick lesson in odor removal, courtesy of MSN: Let's start with a little instant dry cleaning for old clothes: Put a small amount of vodka in a spray bottle and lightly mist the garment. The alcohol kills bacteria without leaving a scent. Costumers use this trick to get the smell of mothballs, sweat, and mildew out of the vintage clothing in their wardrobes. Whenever you eat an orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit, run the peels through the garbage disposal. You'll take care of sink stink without the risk harmful fumes. Odor buster #3: Vanilla extract. If you wipe your freezer with a cloth dampened with vanilla, you'll get rid of all the smells that linger on ice. To disinfect the freezer, use a solution of white vinegar and water. It gets the icebox clean without leaving a "chemical" smell. To deodorize food storage containers, soak plastic ones in warm water and baking soda. For glass jars and dishes, use a mixture of one teaspoon powdered mustard to one quart of warm water. *You can get rid of the musty odor in your basement by using an onion. Just slice it in half, put it on a plate and leave it overnight. The next morning there might be a slight onion smell, but that soon goes away - and takes the musty basement smell with it.