How to make the house smell fresh

Everyone wants a clean and a healthy environment in the house. There are a number of ways in which one can ensure that the house stays clean and smells fresh at all times. This is absolutely essential for living a healthy life for all.

One should ensure that all fabrics in the house are cleaned thoroughly. Carpets, bath rugs, drapes are the most common things which need to be cleaned regularly. Effectively cleaning the carpets helps in getting rid of bad odours to a large extent. If there are guests coming over, one can cook something nice for them. This gives the house a nice smell and covers up all the bad odours.

Flowers and plants are great to have in the house. One should grow them inside the house. They help in providing a nice smell. One could place a vase of fresh cut flowers in the living room. Roses are a great choice but there are many other flowers which could be used. They help in cleansing the air and make the house look cleaner and fresher. Apart from these, one could utilise plug in air fresheners. Subtle fragrances are nice to have in the house. Fabric sprays are also great as they leave a fresh scent and help in eliminating odours completely. Such sprays work best in treating smoke and pet odours.

Another home remedy could be to place baking soda under beds, sofas, closets etc. This is a very cheap and an effective method. Baking soda soaks up all the bad odours and helps in providing a fresh smell to the house. Boiling herbs is another technique. This provides a natural aroma in the house and is great if one is having guests around.

Scented candles are another great alternative to use around the house. One should look for the soy wax candles instead of the paraffin based waxes. Scented candles provide a lovely fragrance throughout the house. A potpourri mixture which contains dried petals and spices is also used to provide a wonderful smell in the house. Potpourri is a low maintenance item and does not cost much either. It justneeds to be placed in a bowl and then put in a room of one’s choice for that lovely aroma. It could even be placed in bathrooms to remove the bad odours.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 14th, 2011


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