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How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

July 18, 2022
How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

The most natural way to avoid or remove unpleasant odors at your house has always been to clean your furnishings and stuff frequently. 

Having said that, you may be crunched in time or you have lots of fur babies swaggering around, which make maintaining your home more difficult.

Despite that fact, you can still keep your home smelling fresh with our simple tips and tricks here. Check them out below!

1) Leave a bowl of baking soda

Any odor in your house, be it good or bad, can be absorbed by baking soda. From the basement to the bedroom, this readily available compound will work wonders for you.

It can even be used inside a refrigerator to take out the mixed smells coming from various types of food.

All you have to do to deodorize your place is to leave a bowl of baking soda and replace it after a week. Soon, your home will be a lot more pleasant and comfortable to live in for everyone!

2) Simmer lemon rinds

When you go make lemonade or lemon water, don’t throw the leftover lemons afterward. You can still have some use for it for making your house smell fresh.

To infuse your home with a lovely lemon scent, get a medium-sized pot, fill it with water, put the lemons in it, and simmer them on a low setting for a couple of hours.

3) Diffuse essential oils

Diffuse essential oils

An easy way to fill the room with natural fragrance is to use a diffuser. You can use gentle and nose-friendly ones like rosemary, lemon, grapefruit, mint, and lavender.

Aside from that, they are safe to use in a house with good air circulation. However, you’d have to buy a diffuser at a home essentials store or online and the fragrance may not work for some people.

Alternatively, you can use a scented candle too which comes with its own fragrance. But, since they release volatile organic compounds, they can harm your health if you use them often.

4) Clean soft surfaces

Clean soft surfaces

Dirt and spills on soft furnishings like throw pillows, upholstery, carpets, and curtains can leave behind a bad or moldy stench.

It helps to vacuum them often and treat sudden spills using an enzyme cleaner or a homemade solution. Also, check their care label guide before cleaning them and see if they can be machine-washed so you’ll know how to preserve their life.

More importantly, once in a while, we recommend calling a carpet cleaning professional to spot-treat and steam clean them thoroughly so they will look pristine and be free from dirt, dust, and allergens.

5) Bathe your pets

Pets can leave fur and dander in their way around the houseas well as certain odors as they like to run and play outside on dirty or muddy ground.

If you want your home to be cleaner and smell fresher, then you should bathe them regularly. It doesn’t have to be every day, though, just frequent enough to keep them clean and flea-free!

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