6 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Smell Great
Anita Edwards from Spekless in Washington, D.C. has contributed this article
Having a clean smelling home is key to creating long lasting memories. Because our senses are connected to our emotions, the better we feel about things the happier we are. This means that smells are directly related to your ability to feel positive about your living space. If you’re curious about how to keep your home smelling great, keep reading below to find six easy ways.
The first part of making a home smell great is deodorizing. If you try to add a scent to a funky smelling area, the negative smell can increase or overpower what you’re using to cover it up. To deodorize, sprinkle baking soda by key areas of your home that have distinct smells. These places could include in your shoes, pet beds, and garbage cans.
Stove top Simmer
After your home is free of smelly scents, you can begin to add fragrances to create your unique house smell. In a saucepan, add items that have strong, pleasant smells to three cups of water and simmer them on your stovetop. One great combination of products to add is sliced lemon, eucalyptus, and vanilla extract.
If you’re looking for a spicier smell, try using a sliced apple, cloves, cinnamon sticks, and an orange peel. This smell is perfect for those holiday months. The heat from the simmer will permeate throughout your home and leave the perfect smell everywhere.
Clean the Kitchen
Cleaning your kitchen is a vital aspect of having a great smelling home. And yes, please make them cleaned! Also, note down that DC house cleaning removes the pain of finding, hiring and paying professionals for this kind of dirtiest work.
You know, your kitchen can hold plenty of germs and bacteria which causes unpleasant smells throughout your home. Be sure to change out your sponge at least once every month to avoid having a moldy scent in your kitchen.
This will keep your dishes cleaner, too! Also, look out for fridge drips and messes spilled inside your refrigerator. These can generate bad smells as well, so keep this area clean. Lastly, get scented garbage cans or take out your garbage often to prevent these decaying smells from permeating through your home.
Baking is not only a fun activity for a family and children, but it leaves a home smelling sweet and enticing. A classic thing to bake can be homemade chocolate chip cookies. This classic treat is sure to liven up your home and create long lasting memories for anyone who steps foot in your home.
Candles are one of the more typical and known ways to make your homes smell distinctive. What may not be known, though, is how to strategically place them throughout areas of your house. Place the same candles in the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom to have a single smell stay in the house. Alternatively, you can use incense sticks for the same results.
Plants are the best way to add pops of color and freshness into your home. Plants take in carbon dioxide which humans breathe out and emit oxygen. Having fresh oxygen circulate through your home constantly is sure to keep your home deodorized and clean.
Home Sweet Home
Overall, having a unique and distinct smell for your home can create positive feelings and memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Be sure to deodorize, then add key fragrances to liven up your home and leave it smelling fantastic!
Today’s post was from Anita Edwards – professional writer and editor. She works as blog editor at Spekless, where she shares her own and her colleagues’ tips for cleaning. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and going on day trips with her children.
Very true. The house and its cleanliness, as well as its scent, influences in my opinion also the moods of its inhabitants and the energy that are in it.
These are great tips to keeping your home smelling good. I also use plug ins in discretionary spaces to keep the smell going
I love when my home smells good. I am all for baking and candles always works like a charm.
I love the house smelling clean! It relaxes me. We also use air freshener and scented candles, things you also named on the list! Great tips!
I love walking into the house after being outside and smelling something cooking away in the oven or more so in the slow cooker. Our postman (who delivers our mail to the front door) often says he loves coming to our house because it always smells good!
I need to get some more plants in my house! Between the dog and the kids I am always trying to make my house small better!
I forgot about the stovetop simmer. Thanks for the reminder.
Very true, especially the refrigerator! My boyfriend and I joke that our home is where food comes to die, but I have been making a conscious effort to keep the kitchen area including the refrigerator clean!
I love the smell from baking. The house always smells so good from bread baking in the oven.
Those are great tips! Since today morning the septic tank of our office complex is stinking and maybe we can use one of advices 😀 😀
Baking sounds like a great idea! I’ve always loved the smell of fresh baked cookies or bread. My mom uses aromateraphy difusser to make the home smell good, and it works pretty well too.
Love love love all these tips!! I am alway so self conscious about how my home smells.
I love using baking soda to help with odours from the fridge. It definitely helps living in a sharehouse and having the occasional food go off.
I absolutely love using candles in my home. It totally helps.
I love all these ideas especially baking. haha! I like the smell of goodies from the oven. The house definitely smells great after!
Great ideas! I love the way my home smells when cooking or baking. Better than any air freshener to me!
I have plants inside the house because they keep the air clean. When our cook makes something that smells nasty, I diffuse essential oils. 😀
Indeed plants helps a lot! I started putting up living things inside my house and it helps lessen the odor and giving a positive vibe as well.
Nothing is more important than a clean home that smells good. Love all your tips thanks for sharing.