No matter how much you try to make your house look clean and organized, if it is not smelling fresh and sweet there will always be something missing, there are many factors that can strong smells that are hard to get rid of in the home such as garbage, food smells, shoes, bathroom, your pets mess and many more, the situation become a nightmare specially if you are expecting some guests, but fortunately to help you have your home smelling fresh and sweet we have compiled the following tips, they are easy and effective so check them out.
1- Use Vinegar To Soak Your Sinks And Drains For A Few Minutes.
Your sinks and drains are more prone to generate a bad smell no matter how much you clean them as it is a good environment for bacteria to grow, use a cup of vinegar and soak your sink and bowls for at least five minutes before you clean them with a disinfectant cleanser that has a nice aroma.
2- Get Some Scented Candles.
You can find at almost any market today scented candles available in a number of nice aromas you can choose from, they are cheap and effective, you can place them at different points of your house and specially around bathrooms and the kitchen, start burning them right before your guests arrive to emit a pleasant fragrance around your home.
3- Keep Your Pets Clean.
Pets can contribute a big deal to an unpleasant smell in your home, therefore always make sure to have your little pup or cat washed in the tube everyday or every other day, their litter box must be washed and scribed with vinegar and baking soda daily if not twice a day, it is also better to place the litter box near to an open area where fresh air enter the house regularly.
4- Take Care Of Your Kitchen.
The kitchen needed a lot of attention as it can be the starting point for many unpleasant smells in the home, food odor, rotting fruits or vegetables, garbage cans, dirty fridges, the drain of the sink and many other things that can cause your kitchen to smell, with the attention and effort you can avoid all of that, make sure to take out your pin bags every night, if you are throwing food leftovers, diapers or bad fruits or vegetables then tight them up in a small plastic bag first before throwing them in your pin, sort your fruits and veggies neatly in your fridge to avoid any fleas, regular cleaning for the fridge and the sink with white vinegar can all be helpful things to prevent unpleasant smells in your kitchen.
5- Open Up.
Fresh air is highly important to rid your house from unpleasant smells and odors, make sure to open up your windows daily to allow some fresh air to circulate in your home, this is good for your health and the fresh smell of your house as well.
6- Clean Your Carpets.
If carpet washing is a task you don’t want to do, then follow this tips to simply rid your carpets of any odors or smells, sprinkle some baking soda generously on your carpets, let it sit for at least 15 minutes then vacuum, baking soda helps to soak up bad odors leaving your carpets smelling fresh and clean.
7- Choose Natural Aromas.
If you love natural aromas you won’t have to spend money or effort to spring up your house, simply pick up some of the fragrant herbs like cinnamon sticks or dried lavender are just basic options you can access right in your kitchen, another option is to add some natural herbs in a pot of water to boil then simmer to spread some nice fragrances.
8- Use Some Vanilla Extract.
Vanilla extract is one of the most fragrant and easiest ingredient to be found in your kitchen, rub some vanilla extract on a light bulb, turn on the light, as the bulb gets hot a beautiful waft of vanilla smell will fill the air.