Have you ever wondered what you can do with an apple core? Turns out you can help deodorize a room. One simple thing is to simmer apple cores in water and let the natural scent permeate the air and leave behind a pleasant aroma (you can also add a cinnamon stick to make it a more autumnal scent). But you can also just leave an apple core out to counteract a lingering odor. This trick works because when an apple oxidizes, it rapidly absorbs odors around it, too. Let it sit for a few hours, then toss the core in the compost bin.
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