If so, I'm here to help! Here are some easy cures for some not-so-pleasant odors. These come from Donna Smallin, author of _"Cleaning Plain And Simple". _ Lingering food odors. If the smell of burnt popcorn or last night's fried fish is still lingering in your kitchen, try this: place a bowl of vinegar on the counter, and leave it overnight. By morning, the vinegar should've absorbed the bad odor. It works in your car, too. A foul-smelling garbage disposal. The solution? Toss the rinds of any citrus fruit into the disposal with a few ice cubes - lemons and oranges work best. Then, turn on the disposal and grind everything up. The citrus will kill the bad smell. Your refrigerator. To get rid of the stench of old leftovers, put 3 cotton balls in a bowl and let them soak in a small amount of vanilla extract. Then, leave the bowl in the fridge overnight. Everything should smell fresh by morning. A garbage can that stinks. Sprinkle baking soda into the bottom of your garbage bin to absorb bad odors. Carpets that smell like smoke. Smoke is one of the hardest smells to remove from your home. In fact, you'll probably need to clean the entire *room to completely eliminate the odor. So start by steam cleaning your carpets, upholstery, and curtains - fabrics hold odors. Then, sprinkle baking soda on everything to absorb any leftover smell. Of course, you could avoid going to all this trouble by not smoking in the first place.