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On Monday, I discussed our choice to store our dirty diapers in our laundry room. As I said, we are pleased with how this has worked out. However, one problem did arise quickly after making this switch. What was that problem you ask? Well, since our laundry room is small and often closed for hours on end, the ammonia smell of dirty diapers tended to build up.
Since I really wanted to be able to enter my laundry room without being accosted by the smell of ammonia, I knew that I needed to do something to fix this situation. I briefly entertained the idea of just leaving the door open but this would mean that I would have to listen to the washer and dryer and possibly live with the ammonia smell seeping into the rest of the house. Neither of these options was acceptable to me.
My next step was to look for an air freshener. I first considered an air freshener which would plug into the wall. Since I already had one; this first appeared to be a good and inexpensive option. However, a brief look around the room showed me that there was not an open plug. After I realized a plug-in would not work, I looked for an air freshener with a battery which would spray automatically. During a routine trip to the grocery store, I priced this option and decided that between the initial start-up pack, the refills, and the batteries, this would be a pricey option.
In the end, I decided to go with the simple Renuzit Adjustable Cone in raspberry. I choose this option for several reasons. First, it is very inexpensive. Each cone is just one dollar and lasts for at least 2 weeks. Second, this cone states that it both neutralized odors and freshens. A great benefit of this product is that it is biodegradable and 97% made from natural ingredients.
This little cone smells great, is very economical and has completely taken care of the dirty diaper aroma in the laundry room. Honestly, I was very surprised by how well it worked. I would recommend it to anyone who is experiencing smells while storing their dirty diapers.
How do you deal with the smells associated with storing dirty diapers?