Keep Your House Smelling Amazing
We all want our homes to smell fresh and amazing, but after some time, you stop realizing just how your house smells. Most of the time, this isn’t a bad thing, granted you adhere to standard personal hygiene. Still, you want to know your home smells good, and the best judge of that can only be you, especially if you’ve guests coming over soon. Thankfully, there are plenty of simple ways to keep your house smelling amazing that anyone can do, whether you live in a country house or a downtown city apartment.
Empty Your Garbage
You’re not at university anymore, so the age-old practice of balancing new garbage on top of old garbage and refusing to take it out is long gone. Old food, sticky sauces and, and spilled booze can all contribute to a stinky garbage can, so empty it as often as you can. The longer you leave it, the more the smell lingers, and if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that it’s a stench that no one likes. Once emptied, spray some disinfectant into the barrel of the garbage to freshen it up until next time, too.
Simmer Herbs and Fruits
If you’ve got any leftover fruit and herbs lying around that you know you won’t use in time, then you can simmer them in water on the stove to fill your home with a nose experience that you will want to cling to forever. Slices of citrus fruits as well as lavender and mint are the best options to go for, but you can customize it however you like depending on what you have. The heat will spread the scent through the house and give you something that store-bought air freshener cannot compare to.
Scented candles are often considered a little basic, but that’s only because they are so popular, and they are popular for a reason. There are so many available aromas that you can mix it up and have a scent for each part of the house. Conversely, you can stay consistent and use a single aroma. It’s entirely up to you. Not only will these candles make your home smell amazing, they also promote a cozy atmosphere, but make sure you extinguish them before going to bed!
Plants are another fantastic way to fill the home with wonderful scents. Get a few vases and put your flowers in the window and find any available surface you have and fill it with houseplants. There are plenty of low-maintenance house plants available, including a dracaena fragrans or clusia rosea, so you don’t need to take too much care of them. Plants also improve the air quality of the home, so you can breathe better.
Freshen The Air Vents
If you have air vents in your home, a neat trick to better distribute marvellous scents throughout is by clipping an air deodorizer on the inside. As air circulates throughout the house, it will punish the aroma through it, giving your house a fresh and welcoming scent without you needing to constantly spray air freshener in every room. When it runs out, just replace it with another, and try out different scents to find the perfect scent for your house.
Not Just For The Dryer
While dryer sheets are, unsurprisingly, most effective in the dryer to prevent static buildup on your clothes, scented options are also useful for keeping your bed sheets and clothes smelling fresh, even if they’ve been sitting in the cupboard, drawers, or wardrobe for far too long. The scent will make everything smell like it’s fresh out of the laundry, which will make you feel cozier putting them on, regardless of whether you put them in last week, or even last year.
Baking Soda on the Carpets
This isn’t suitable if you have hardwood floors throughout the home, however, for those with carpets, it can be a total lifesaver. The fabric properties of carpets and rugs means that odors, including everything from spilled coffee from your coffee maker to pet smells and more will cling to them. Eventually, you’ll stop noticing them, but others will whenever they come over. Take baking soda and sprinkle it all over your carpet and rugs rather than just the bad areas and then leave it for an hour or two. Once this hour is up, simply vacuum to remove the powder. You can also use this for pet beds, furniture, and bedding, especially if your pet likes to sleep with you.
A house that smells amazing is not something you can only expect to find in the most organized and put-together of households, far from it. By using these tips, you can guarantee that your home will be the best smelling in the entire neighborhood, and people will clamor to come over and see for themselves what all the fuss is about. And that’s fine, as long as they don’t bring their house smell with them.