Do you want your home to smell amazing?
The smell is one of the first things people notice when they come to your home for a visit. And you might be immune just because you’re staying in the same place every day. Even if you vacuum twice a week and dust more often, there can still be lingering nasty smells.
Maybe you cooked some fish, or maybe it’s the fault of the smelly shoes.
Either way, there are some easy hacks that will help you get rid of the unwanted odors.
1. Add essential oils to your air filter
Next time you want your house to smell amazing, try adding a few drops of essential oils to your air filter. Your home system will push the scent throughout the house and will make everything smell great. And another great thing is that essential oils have natural healing properties.
Plus, most of them are free from chemicals, which is even better! If you are a lavender fan, you can try this scent because it’s powerful enough to cover all the nasty smells, but also lemongrass can do the job.
Other advantages of essential oils include relaxation and sanitizing.
2. Get oven-fresh smells without baking
You just cleaned the house, but there is a nasty odor lingering around. And you don’t know how to get rid of it? Just pour a teaspoon or maybe two of ground cinnamon and cloves on a baking sheet. Keep it inside the oven at 200 Fahrenheit degrees for less than a half hour, keeping the door slightly open.
You will fill your house with a lovely scent.
This hack applies to the microwave too, but keep on reading to find out which flavor fits better in that case.
3. Get rid of the microwave nasty odors
If you happen to notice a weird smell coming from your microwave, despite the fact that you just cleaned it a couple of days ago, microwave a couple of tablespoons of vanilla extract in a mug for thirty seconds. This trick will make everyone in the house wonder if you are baking. disappointing!
You were just trying to give your microwave a cookie flavor without any baking in it.
Make sure you keep this in mind for the next time! This pleasant smell will make you happy.
…psst! A lot of people who tried out these tricks were pretty satisfied with the results. And they make a habit out of it!
4. Sprinkle baking soda on carpets
If you want an efficient method for getting rid of nasty odors, then baking soda is the answer. Plus, it’s budget-friendly! Keep your carpets smelling fresh, especially in high-traffic areas such as living rooms or hallways.
Just pour a bit of baking soda and let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Then you can vacuum as usual and enjoy the clean, odor-free air.
Baking soda is actually a natural deodorizer, and it works very well. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your house smell nice.
5. Dryer sheets
You spend a lot of time in your bedroom, so it actually needs to be one of the cleanest rooms in the house. But you know that when you’re sleeping, you can’t really control what you’re doing. Maybe you are snoring, drooling, or sneezing, and all of these lead to that “nice” morning breath. EEW!
Tape a new dryer sheet to the back of your underwear drawer to make it smell fresher. You can add these sheets under chairs or even behind the curtains.
Don’t forget about the cabinets. But also use a strong laundry moisturizer.
If the bad odor persists, you can put some clear unflavored vodka in a spray bottle and spray it over the clothes. The alcohol will instantly remove the odors as soon as it evaporates.
6. Clean your garbage disposal
The funky smell in your kitchen might have to do with the garbage disposal. And that’s a problem for most of us. But it’s easy to deal with it.
Gather some old orange or lemon peels and put them in ice cube trays with water. Then freeze everything for a couple of hours and then run it through the disposal.
The ice cubes have a natural abrasive property to help clean the disposal blades, and the peels offer natural, chemical-free deodorizing.
You can do this trick once a month to keep everything smelling fresh.
7. Flip a switch for scent
This trick might be the best one! Just turn off your lights until the bulbs are cool enough. Then place some drops of vanilla extract directly on the bulbs. When you turn on the lights, they will gently spread the scent and make your house smell like freshly baked cake.
This hack works just fine on incandescent bulbs because the CFL ones get hotter faster.
8. Get the stench out of plastic containers
Some plastic containers have weird smells even after you wash them. But a surprising solution is tomato juice. Weird, right? I wish I had known about this sooner. If your fridge has some funny smells, the tomato juice will also do the job.
I am about to do a massive clean next week, so I will keep this in mind!
9. Make your own room deodorizing spray
Some of the fresheners that you can find in the supermarkets are pretty expensive and most of them don’t do the job we are paying for. Plus, they contain a lot of chemicals. Why don’t you try to make your own with water, alcohol, and essential oils (whatever fragrance do you love)?
Mix them together and there you go: you have your own freshener. Spritz it when you have some guests over, and they will be amazed by the smell.
It’s up to you if you want to tell them your secret!
TIP: If you feel that your entryway smells funny, then it probably does. And the cause of it might be your shoes. If they are washable, it’s time to clean them properly in the washing machine. If they are leathery, try to wipe them out by using a cloth with rubbing alcohol.
10. Stick votive candles in coffee beans
There is no reason you cannot have some votive candles around the house. These will actually help your home smell amazing by just placing a few lit votives in a container full of coffee beans. It’s natural and it will have the results you expected.
I personally love the smell of freshly roasted coffee, and I can’t wait to try this hack.
11. Make it lemony fresh
The smell of lemon is maybe the one that gives me a fresh feeling. In order to have it in your home too, cut a couple of lemons in half, then place them cut side by side in a dish. Leave it near a litter box or in a bathroom to give the room that fresh lemony scent.
For those who have pets at home, it might be a struggle when you are trying to remove odors. Make sure you also clean the litter box often enough or bathe your pet often enough.
I hope this article was useful and fun to read. And these hacks will help you get rid of the nasty smells from your home.
Make sure you try at least one of them next time you’re cleaning the whole house.
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