Your home is your sanctuary, so as well as looking good and feeling cosy, it is only natural that you would want it to smell as good as possible too. However, it’s really easy for homes to pick up funky sells that you often don’t notice until you’ve been out for a while and come back to a bit of a whiff!
The good news is, there are lots of simple things you can do to ensure that your home always smells sweet:
Keep it clean
Obviously, if your home is regularly cleaned and decluttered, there will be less chance for it to get smelly in the first place, so if you do nothing else, carve out some time for regular house cleaning and tidying.
Focus on the kitchen bin
A prime source of bad smells in the home is the kitchen bin. Luckily, it’s really easy to keep it clean; first of all, buy wheelie bin liners that are as strong as possible to avoid them breaking and spilling out food in the bottom of the bin, next make sure you empty it very regularly, and finally, keep it clean by using baking soda, lemon juice and vinegar, which are great at absorbing bad smells, after every emptying session.
Refresh rugs and carpets
Rugs and carpets are great at trapping odours, which is bad news for you if you favour a fresh smelling home. Luckily, it’s easy to refresh your rugs and carpets. Simply sprinkle with baking soda (mixed with a few drops of your favourite essential oil if you prefer) and leave for as long as possible before vacuuming. The soda will soak up the bad odours and the essential oils will leave a sweet, fresh lingering scent behind; do this regularly and your home will smell so much better!
Buying enough scented candles to place in every corner of the home is a great way to make the place smell sweeter. When they are unlit they will add a subtle scent to the place and when you light them, the whole place will be filled with their heady scent and you won’t have to worry about offensive aromas!
Opening the windows
A really simple way to make your home smell better is to open your windows. Doing so will let the bad smells out and the sweet fresh air in. This is especially good in the spring and summer when the scents of roses, gardenia eucalyptus and various other plants can be carried in on the breeze, but it still works a treat at less fragrant times of year too.
Use dryer sheets
Dryer sheets might be great at getting your laundry to smell amazing, but they can do the same for your home. Pop them in drawers, behind radiators, in cushion covers and anywhere else you fancy for a fresh, lingering scent.
With these tips, you really can have a home sweet (smelling) home, so what are you waiting for?
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