10 Great Tips to Making Your House Smell Fresh All the Time

10 Great Tips to Making Your House Smell Fresh All the Time

We're willing to bet you've been spending more time in your house than ever before! And, if you're anything like us, being in one place all the time means you start noticing things. Maybe it's clutter or those dust bunnies under the couch. But have you ever thought about how your house smells? A fresh smelling house can energize you and make all those hours indoors feel...well...pleasant. Here are some tips for making your house smell fresh all the time.

Light a scented candle

One great way to make your house smell fresh is by lighting up scented candles. Place them in critical areas to reap the relaxing benefits. Plus, mood lighting can provide a romantic and calming atmosphere all over your home. Just be sure to keep track of where you leave your candles—you don't want to fall asleep with one burning! Also, don't use too many different scents in different parts of your home at the same time. It can be confusing and overstimulating for your nose.

Burn incense

Another way you can make your home smell better is by burning incense. By walking around your home with the incense, you can dissipate the smell throughout .Just remember to get an incense holder so that you're not tracking ash from the burnt incense all over your home. You want your home to smell great, but you don't want to add a mess to achieve it.

Open your windows

Having stagnant indoor air can affect the scent of your home. If you don't let air circulate freely around your home, bad smells can stay in rooms longer than they should. It's a simple act, but you'll be surprised by how refreshing any room can become by letting it air out from time to time.So open your windows often to allow air circulation!

Simmer stovetop potpourri

Whether you want to feel the holiday vibes or want a warm and cozy smell to permeate the air, a stovetop potpourri can help you with both. Instead of purchasing a potpourri, you can make one yourself, and it will smell amazing in your home. All you need to do is slice some apples and lemons, add orange rinds, get some cinnamon, cloves, and other herbs, put them in a pot of water, and then simmer. The heat it produces will help the smell spread around your home a lot faster. This is especially significant if you're expecting guests to come over soon.

Clean your garbage disposal

Your garbage disposal needs some tender loving care too. It can get stinky! To freshen up your garbage disposal, freeze orange or lemon peels into ice cubes and let them run through the disposal. It will deodorize in no time.

Keep your drains odor-free

While you're taking care of your garbage disposal, you should also remember to flush your drain. Doing so is a great way to get rid of the stench. Pour a little bleach down and flush it with hot water!

Diffuse essential oils

Another excellent way to add some soothing smell into your home is to get yourself a diffuser and your favorite essential oils. Diffusers are a great alternative to candles if you want to enjoy a relaxing aroma while you're sleeping. Not to mention they're safer than lighting a candle.

Use dryer sheets

Dryer sheets tucked away in subtle places around your home add a much-needed freshness. You can hide them between sofa cushions, put them in closets, and so much more.

Deodorize your carpet

Ensure that you also deodorize your carpet every once in a while, especially if you have furry friends running around your house. Sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet, leave it for a while, and then vacuum it.

Try fresh flowers and plants

There's nothing like having blooming flowers and plants around your home to beautify a space and make every day feel refreshing! You can play around with many different plants and even plant one from seed to flower yourself. 

Next time you do your regular cleaning session, incorporate some of these tips on how to make your home smell amazing. Give your home the treatment it deserves.

Jacky Xu is the Chief Operating Officer at Maid Sailors Maid Service Chicago. Maid Sailors take pride in providing unparalleled cleaning services at affordable prices and will help transform your house into a home.




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