Did you know that you can go “nose-blind” to the scents in your home? That’s right, your home’s signature scent might smell normal to you, but there may actually be unpleasant odors that you’re not noticing!
How can you make your home smell better? Let’s talk about it. Read on to learn how to use home scents (and more) to make your home smell fresh.
Keep It Clean
The most obvious way to keep your home smelling nice is to make sure that you’re keeping it clean.
As we mentioned before, you can go nose-blind to scents in your home. You’re so used to them that they no longer stand out to you. That’s why when you come home from a long trip, you might realize that your home has an odd smell.
Make sure that you routinely disinfect your home. Cleaning products will keep it smelling nice and fresh.
Use Baking Soda
Are your carpets starting to smell? Sometimes vacuum cleaners can give off a strange smell, so conventional cleaning won’t always do the trick. If this is the case, use baking soda to get rid of any residual smells.
Before you vacuum your floors, sprinkle baking soda all over. Let it sit for at least fifteen minutes. After it sits, vacuum it up!
You can also add baking soda to your laundry to freshen up your linens, furniture covers, and even curtains.
Get an Oil Diffuser for Home Scents
Do you want to add new fragrances to your home with a signature home scent, but you don’t want to deal with candles? Some apartment homes don’t allow candles, and people with pets or small children may not want to risk the flames.
Oil diffusers are a great alternative. Aroma oils will waft through your home and make it smell wonderful without a single flame.
Oils tend to last longer than candles. You only need a few drops at a time to add a fresh scent to your home. You also have countless scent options to choose from.
You can use relaxing scents, like lavender, or invigorating scents, like citrus to change the “vibe” of your home.
Note that people with pets should make sure that the oils that they choose are pet-safe.
Open Your Windows
This is one of the simplest things that you can do to improve the smell of your home (unless you happen to live in an area with a lot of smoke or pollution). If your home is smelling stuffy or stale, open up the windows to let fresh air in.
Bad smells will waft out and your home will smell fresher within a few hours.
Make Your Home Smell Fresh Today
With a combination of custom home scents, a good cleaning schedule, and fresh air, your home is sure to smell great to you and your guests. Don’t settle for a smelly and musty home! Cultivate your own signature scent.
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