Every home can sometimes smell a bit funky no matter the reason. While many people buy air fresheners, there are a few frugal and more natural ways to make your home smell great. Some of these ways are quick and easy and others are more of a surprise, but they really work. Follow these 8 tips and tricks to keep your home smelling good every day.
1. Fabric softener sheets
One of the best tricks you can use to make your home smell good is to opt for fabric softener sheets. Just tuck them into different places in your house to release their fragrance. You can place them under the sheets on the bed, in drawers, and under couch cushions. Everyone who visits you will smell the fabric softener sheets but they won’t know where this lovely smell is coming from.
2. Keep your home clean
Well, when you are trying to make your home smell nice, the main thing to remember is to keep it clean. Although it sounds obvious, many of us miss it. I’m sure everyone wants their home to be a healthy place for their family to live, so it’s vital to clean your house on a regular basis. The major areas that can cause bad smells in your house are the bathroom and the kitchen so make sure you pay close attention to those areas and clean them every other day, or every day if your schedule allows.
3. Open the windows
Perhaps this sounds very simple when it comes to making the house smell good, but we often forget about it and opt for air fresheners. Every house needs to be aired out at least once a day. If you don’t air a house out, it can get a stale, musty smell about it. My house always feels much cleaner after it’s been aired out. It smells fresh and it boosts my mood instantly. Moreover, fresh air can improve your sleep.
4. Tart warmer
There are a few different kinds of tart warmers. There’s a tart warmer that you can plug into the wall and it will act both as a night light and a tart warmer. There’s also a tart warmer that comes with a cord made in a decorative form and that you can place in different places in your house. I personally use a tart warmer every day. This makes my home smell lovely throughout the rooms.
5. Nice smelling laundry detergent
Using a nice smelling laundry detergent is a tip that goes a long way. There are a couple of families that I like to visit since I can always smell their fantastic laundry detergent from outside their house while I’m waiting for them to open the door. Find a laundry detergent that will have the most long lasting scent and that will go throughout your house every time you use it.
6. Bake cookies
This tip is not an easy one for many of us, but if you are a big fan of cooking, you can easily make your home smell great. After all, who doesn’t like the smell of fresh baked cookies? Not only does baking cookies make your home smell nice, it also gives you an opportunity to enjoy delicious homemade treats. There are many other things to bake such as brownies, muffins, and cakes.
7. Secret air freshener
It’s one of my favorite ways to make a home smell good. I hang some car air fresheners in a closet and near a garbage can. They actually do a lot to help cope with odor and I’ve received plenty of compliments on how I always make such small areas of my home smell so great.
Fresh flowers are one of the best ways to keep your house smelling fresh and clean. You can place a vase with your favorite flowers in your bedroom, living room or kitchen. There’s no need to buy those air fresheners. Buying flowers every day can ruin your budget, though. I suggest that you buy flowers at least once a week, especially if you know that someone is going to visit you.
East or West, home is best. No matter where you go, you will remember the smell of your home. Keeping your home smelling fresh will help you stay healthy and make your visitors remember the smell of your home. What are your tips for making your house smell lovely? Don’t forget to share them with us in the comments section.