This is a tip I picked up when I was working for a pluming company. If bad smells are coming up through the floor drains in your bathroom or laundry, pour a bucket of plain water down the drain. The drain has a trap in it where water sits, preventing smells from coming up the drain. Often these drains don’t get a lot of use and the water in the trap dries up allowing odours to come up the drain and into your bathroom.
Melissa Goodwin is a writer and the creator of Frugal and Thriving who has a passion for living frugally and encouraging people to thrive on any budget. The blog is nine years old and is almost like her eldest baby. Prior to being a blogger and mum (but not a mummy blogger), she worked as an accountant doing other people’s budgets, books and tax.