Making your home smell good can sometimes feel like an impossible task. While room sprays can be effective, these rarely last for more than just a few minutes. Plug-ins can also be effective, although these can be expensive and dry up within just a couple of days. If you’re looking for better options, then you’re in luck. There are many ways you can freshen up your home to make it smell amazing.
1. Clean Your Air Filters
One of the best ways to make your home smell good is by getting rid of bad smells. The first way to do this is by cleaning out your HVAC air filter. As an added bonus, this can help reduce the amount of dust an allergen in the air to improve how well you breathe. After cleaning these out, sprinkle on a few drops of your favorite essential oil to add a pleasant smell every time the HVAC kicks on.
The paint inside of a home can absorb bad odors, which can mean lingering smells despite regular cleaning. To improve this, there’s no better option than painting your walls. Not only will this give your home a new look, but it will also freshen up the space and get those odors out for good. While primer isn’t always necessary, it may be best to add this if you’re dealing with stronger smells, such as cigarette smoke.
Deep cleaning your home is another way to help make it smell better from the moment you walk inside. One of the best ways to do this is by cleaning everything with a steam cleaner. This will gently yet effectively remove dirt, bacteria, and other particles that leave bad smells behind. Fortunately, steam can be used on most flooring as well as walls and baseboards since it uses only water. However, you can add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the water to add a nice fresh scent behind.
4. Potpourri in the Slow Cooker
If you have a slow cooker, you can make a DIY potpourri that constantly emits a pleasant smell into the air throughout your home. All you need to make this is a slow cooker, a sliced apple, orange peel, 6 cinnamon sticks, water, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, and cranberries (you can also use any other great-smelling ingredients you have on-hand). Pour all ingredients into your slow cooker and set on warm or low. Leave the lid off, and as the mixture warms up, you’ll smell the scent throughout your home.
5. Strategically Place Laundry Sheets
Use laundry sheets outside of your laundry room to keep the rest of your home smelling nice. You can place these underneath couch cushions, inside of dresser drawers, behind picture frames, and even inside of pillows. These will keep your house smelling like fresh laundry, which is something anyone can appreciate.
What Does Your House Smell Like?
It doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money to make your home smell good. With the tips above, you can give it a fresh scent any day of the week. What’s even better is that these solutions can last a long time, so you won’t have to spend more time achieving your desired results.