Simple Hacks to Make Your Home Smell Fabulous
Who doesn’t love a wonderful smelling home? We all do! In Fact, every home has a distinct smell that makes it unique. It’s the first thing we notice when we step in and the one thing that subconsciously helps us recollect home from anywhere.
But, to keep your home smelling fresh and fragrant requires a little effort. Here are a few fresh smelling house tips that can help you out.
Make way for fresh air
The best way to scent your home is by letting the fresh air come in. During the day time make it a point to keep the windows open to allow cross-ventilation, and ample sunlight. The air circulation will automatically remove any bad odor (provided you don’t live near a dump ;p) and sunlight is the best natural disinfectant. The warmth will kick in the cozy smell.
Alternatively, on humid days, when there is no wind blowing outside, switch on the fans and let the air circulate throughout the room by keeping windows open. A well aerated house is the first step to a great smelling home.
Deodorize your home frequently
Deodorizing the home does not mean to simply spray some fresheners. Before that, find the source of the odor and get rid of them. Look around your living space and identify things that are prone to causing bad odor. Frequently change or dispose these thing to nip the bad odor in the bud. A few common things that might be the root cause of smelly corners are:
Use artificial Air fresheners
Once you have recognized and eliminated the cause for the bad odor, it is now the time to diffuse your favourite fragrance into the air. Other than turning to the regular room freshners , consider burning some incense sticks, scented candles, or use an essential oil diffuser, that will not only leave the place smelling good, but the aroma that unfurls will also have a therapeutic effect on your mood.
However, do not attempt to use all the home fresheners together. Even if you do, make sure that the fragrance of each of them complement other.
Use carpet fresheners
You might not realize it, but using a carpet freshener and then vacuuming it can make a huge difference in the air quality of your home just within a few minutes.
If you don’t have any carpet freshener, simply sprinkle a generous amount of baby powder. However, this trick will only work if your carpet is light in color. If you have darker carpets, it would take a hell lot of time to extract it completely by vacuuming.
DIYs always have their special way of giving your home a personal touch. Potpourris are a great option to fill the air with a fresh fragrance. But if you are in no mood to buy one, then turn to a fun sessions of DIY potpourri. All you need to do is bring water in a bowl to steam and add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, cinnamon, cloves, orange peels and so on, to make your very own home freshener.The steam that emanates will carry a subtle fragrance and your home will instantly smell heavenly.
Cotton ball perfume bombs to the rescue
This might sound a bit weird, but it works wonders. Every time an unexpected guest catches you off guard this will come for your rescue. Simple soak a few cotton balls in your favorites perfumes or an essential oil of your choice, and store them in an airtight container. You could even make many different perfume bombs with different essential oils. When the need arises, just sneak a few in various places – between cushions, behind curtains, in the AC panel and so on. Watch them fill the air with a burst of delightful fragrance.
Simply follow these tricks and make your home smell awesome throughout. What are your views on this? How do you ensure that your home smells like a dream?
Do let us know in the comments.