Don’t you just love it when you walk into your home, and it smells good? Or better yet, when a visitor compliments the smell of your house? Some of these smells bring back great memories, for example, the distinctive smell in your grandparents’ home.
The simplest and cheapest way to make your house smell good is to open the windows and doors. Fresh air removes bad odor from the house leaving it smelling fresh and clean. However, this method is not effective during extreme weather such as winter and summer.
Fortunately, there are various other inexpensive ways to make your house smell great. The first step to ensuring that your house smell great is to remove any bad odor. You can make use of some of the tips and tricks discussed below to get that fresh scent in your home.
Carpets soak up unwanted odors from other house smells, kids or pets. You can quickly remove by cleaning the carpet with some baking soda and cinnamon. Mix these two equal portions of these ingredients in a container, preferably a spray bottle. Spray this solution onto the rug and let it sit in for roughly twenty minutes. Proceed to vacuum your carpet as usual. This will leave your carpets smelling fresh. You can also use some commercial carpet clean to eliminate the foul smell.
2. Make some stovetop potpourri
Stovetop potpourri is an excellent way to freshen your house at any time. Chop some slices of lemons, oranges, apples, cloves, herb of choice and place them into a pot of water on low heat. Keep adding a little amount of water to the pot after every thirty minutes. The steam will spread the sweet scent throughout your home. This is a great trick when expecting guests.
3. Essential oil diffuser
Diffusers have become quite popular now especially if they contain essential oils. They are easy to use because all you need to do is fill it with water, add several drops of essential oils and switch it on. The diffuser creates a mist that spreads the scent of the oils in your entire house. The essential oil you use will determine the scent of your home. You can begin by trying out different fragrances until you achieve the desired smell. Also, you can combine several essential oils at a time to get a customized home scent.
4. Cook something delicious
Cooking some foods makes the house smell so great. Onions are an example of such foods. If you are expecting guest for dinner, begin by frying some onions before people start to arrive. All your guests will be welcomed with an aromatic smell of a home-made meal. You may also consider baking some bread or cooking which will add a warm, delicious scent in your house.Try to avoid greasy foods such as bacon or those with heavy scents such as garlic.
5. Do the laundry
One of the best scents in the house is that of freshly done laundry. If you want the house to have a pleasant smell, start doing laundry. To enhance the scent, you can combine the laundry with some scented dryer sheets. This will do the trick.
6. Clean the house
House cleaning goes a long way to eliminate bad smells in a home. Use some scented detergent with a few drops of vinegar to clean all surfaces such as furniture and kitchen counters. You can also spray some fabric freshener on your couch and curtains leaving them smelling fresh and lovely.
Part of cleaning includes throwing out old rugs, removing damp towels from the bathroom and decluttering the house. Also, ensure that the bathroom is thoroughly attended to which prevent the growth of mold on the wet door and windowsills.
The kitchen can be a major source of odor which is why the garbage disposal should be cleaned regularly. A solution of vinegar and baking soda poured down the garbage disposal drain will leave the kitchen smell clean.
7. Introduce plants into the house
Plants not only beautify and add life to a space but also naturally purify the air. Some plants have pleasant smells and are fit to be indoors. Lilies, oregano, orchids, Arabian jasmines, eucalyptus are some of the plants that can be placed in the house. Moreover, adding a few fresh herbs in the kitchen such as mint can be heavenly.
Apply some of these tricks to add some freshening to your home. Remember to constantly air your house frequently too.