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How to Make Your House Smell Good (Step by step Guide)

December 26, 2018 // By Ashley Winsor // Cleaning Tips
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When you step inside a home, one of the first things you might notice is the smell. When you live inside a home, one of the last things you might notice is the smell. Your sense of smell can be desensitized to odors you are around all the time. You might notice that when you leave your home and come back after a period of time, you suddenly realize something doesn’t smell quite right.

To make sure your home is always smelling good, here is a step-by-step guide to getting rid of odors and ensuring your house always smells welcoming.

Make Your House Smell Good Step #1: Garbage Disposal and Trash Can

So much time is spent in our kitchens, we want to make sure it always smells fresh and appetizing. If you smell something that’s not quite right in your home, the first area to check for bad odors is the kitchen. The garbage disposal and trash can are the usual culprits for foul smells.

A natural way to routinely clean the garbage disposal is with frozen white vinegar and citrus cubes. To make the cubes, cut up a lemon and place the pieces into an ice cube tray. Pour white vinegar in the tray until full, then freeze it. Put the cubes into your garbage disposal and turn it on. This will keep your garbage disposal clean and fresh smelling.

Even with trash can liners, your trash cans should get a good cleaning out every couple of weeks. The bags can leak and bits of food can get stuck in the can or on the bottom of the lid, and this food will start to rot, causing a bad odor.

Make Your House Smell Good Step #2: Open Windows

Opening the windows is a great way to clear any odors out of your house. If you live in an area where the temperature gets cold in the winter, it might even be something you consider doing on a “warm” day mid-winter to freshen up your house.

If you live in a temperate area, pick a cooler day to open up all the windows and air out your home. The fresh air will not only make your home smell good, but it will likely make you feel good as well!

Make Your House Smell Good Step #3: House Plants

Did you know that house plants can give you better air quality inside your home? Aside from releasing oxygen into the air, some houseplants are even really good at fighting bad odors! The Peace Lily is a great air filter and good at controlling odors.

Jasmine and citrus geraniums are great fragrant plants to keep in the house. You can even have fresh herbs on a sunny windowsill if you have the room and they will keep your kitchen smelling delicious!

Make Your House Smell Good Step #4: Essential Oil Diffusers or Wax Warmers

Traditional candles are fantastic, but it’s important to be careful with the types of candles you use. You must ensure that chemicals are not being released into your home. A very natural way to release good scents into the air is essential oil diffusers.

All you need to do is fill a diffuser with water and add a few drops of essential oils, and your house will smell great in no time!  Better yet, it adds humidity to the air which is great for your overall well being.

Wax warmers are an alternative for your favorite scented candles without the open flame. Both wax warmers and diffusers still give off a warm glow and give your house that cozy clean smell you’re looking for.

Make Your House Smell Good Step #5: Simmer Pots

On special occasions when you want your house to be really warm and inviting, consider making a simmer pot. This is a fun solution for holiday parties or even when you’re just spending a rainy Saturday in.

These can be done on the stovetop or in a crockpot. Just add water, citrus, and herbs (basically potpourri in a pot) and simmer on the stove top. The smell permeates your home!

A good cleaning will make your home smell great as well, but who wants to spend all their free time cleaning at home instead of living in it? CleanSpace is proud to serve Sunnyvale, California and the surrounding area by keeping the residents’ homes a clean and healthy environment for relaxing. If you’re ready to stop cleaning and start living, call our excellent customer service today for your complimentary quote!


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