Our friends at Real Simple are always coming up with fantastic ways to simplify your life, save money, or save time - I LOVE them! I always considered myself the queen of how to make things smell nice - I love candles, incense, air fresheners, carpet cleaners - anything that makes my environment smell sweet, I'm all for. Real Simple came up with some very surprising ways to deodorize your household, and I must admit, I've already tried a couple , because they are frankly, brilliant.

Here are some of their awesome tips:

1) To freshen up your clothes, spritz vodka on them

2) Put citrus rinds down your garbage disposal, and run hot water while grinding them

3) Put Pure Vanilla in your freezer to keep foul odors at bay

4) To make your car smell great, drop a wax potpourri tart into a cup holder

Check out some of the other simple, effective, and cost effective ways to keep your environment smelling sweet!