10 Easy Hacks To Make Your House Smell Great
Whether you have a pet or you’re not a routine cleaner, your house may smell funky without you knowing it. Yes, you read that right. Because of olfactory adaptation, you have become used to your home’s scent and can no longer distinguish it.
But your guests will pick up any strange aromas. Is that the kind of impression you want to create?
Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. In this post, we’re summarizing tips and tricks to ensure your house always smells great. Take a look.
1. Tackle Humidity
Your home will end up smelling damp and musty because of too much humidity. If your space has over 60% humidity, you should get a dehumidifier.
Moreover, you should be on the lookout for mold or any other infestation caused by excessive moisture. While mold doesn’t necessarily have a strong smell, it can cause significant property damage and also cause health issues.
2. Get a Laundry Basket
Do you usually make a pile of dirty clothes on your bedroom floor? The sweat and odor from dirty clothing can seep into the carpets and stink up your room. It would be best to get a covered laundry basket and place it in your bathroom.
3. Introduce Pleasant Aromas
In addition to maintaining a clean home, introducing pleasant scents is always helpful. You can easily get your hands on aroma diffusers, fragrance oils, and scented candles.
Alternatively, if you are expecting a visitor but don’t have any of those, you can microwave a teaspoon of vanilla extract for an amazing smelling home.
4. Make it Fresh
A fresh bouquet of flowers does a great job of adding a charming touch to your home as well as making it fragrant. You can sign up for a flower subscription service to avoid the hassle of buying flowers.
5. Improve Ventilation
Proper ventilation is key for reducing indoor pollutants, moisture, smoke, and other odors. So make sure you are opening up the windows at least once a day. Even if it’s the middle of winter, try to open a few windows for better ventilation.
6. Clean Soft Furnishings
Soft furnishings such as couch upholstery, carpets, and bedding tend to absorb body oil and odors. Make sure you are cleaning and deodorizing them regularly.
7. Make Trash Less Stinky
The trash is bound to smell putrid but there are few ways you can prevent it from stinking up your entire house. Firstly, separate your trash and start composting. Next, sprinkle half a cup of baking soda on the bottom of the bin, which will absorb any unpleasant odors.
8. Clean Your Fridge
There’s nothing more off putting than getting sucker punched in the face with a rotten odor after opening a fridge. Whether you forgot about leftovers or produce in your fridge, it’s time to clean it out. We suggest taking everything out and wiping down all the shelves and compartments with an all-purpose cleaner. You can also put a bowl of coffee grounds in your refrigerator to minimize foul odors.
9. Use Dryer Sheets
Dryer sheets are a lot more useful than making your clothes feel softer. By placing these in your closet and linen cabinet, you can ensure your clothes and bedding have that delightful fresh laundry smell. You can also put a dryer sheet in your trash cans.
10. Commit to Deep Cleaning
While you may be regularly vacuuming, it’s imperative to deep clean your home every few months. From the cabinets under your sink to the kitchen pantry, make sure you clean corner to corner. If that seems like too much work, you can consider hiring professional cleaners.
Hopefully, these hacks will make your home smell like heaven!