6 Tips for Keeping Your Home Smelling Fresh

6 Tips for Keeping Your Home Smelling Fresh
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    When you are living with kids and pets, it can a real challenge to keep your home from smelling stale.


Whether you prefer a neutral-smelling home without an overpowering scent fueled by candles or air fresheners, or you love nothing more than burning scented candles on a fall afternoon, there are a few tips that can help you keep your air smelling clean.

1. Air it Out

It may seem obvious, but airing a less than fresh-smelling room or house can work wonders. This is especially true for homes that have been left to sit unattended for weeks or months, such as second homes or homes purchased under foreclosure. Open all of those windows, and let Mother Nature work her magic.

2. Baking Soda

Everyone knows about the old trick of keeping an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator, but did you know you can use it elsewhere? To neutralize pet odors or even musty-smelling carpets that have been neglected, try sprinkling some baking soda onto the rugs and leave it to sit for a few hours.

After you have let the powder sit for a couple of hours, vacuum it up. You should notice a difference in the odor immediately. If you still smell an unpleasant scent, repeat the process.

3. Fragrance Systems

Home fragrance systems scent your whole home using natural ingredients with the scent of your choice. Imagine even your teenage son’s room smelling like your favorite fragrance.

It may sound too good to be true, but with one of these systems, it is totally within the realm of possibility.

4. Frequent Cleaning

This may go without saying, but keeping your home clean will significantly increase the likelihood that your space smells fresh and clean. Not leaving laundry to go unwashed for weeks at a time, especially those less than dry sports uniforms, will prevent bedrooms from smelling funky.

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Sanitizing toilets, tubs and sinks frequently will help keep kitchens and bathrooms pleasant. Utilizing scented cleaning products provides further assurance that your home will not develop a stale or otherwise unpleasant odor.

5. Garbage Disposal

Installing a garbage disposal eliminates the need to scrape plates into the garbage can. This prevents food odors from permeating your kitchen and beyond.

Putting food waste into the garbage disposal keeps your home smelling fresh and prevents you from emptying the garbage before the bag is full just to prevent odor.

6. Plant Life

Having a potted plant or two inside your home not only beautifies the space, but it also cleans the air you breathe. Keep a plant that you love inside your home and enjoy the look and the air purification alike.

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No one wants to walk into their home only to be assaulted by a stale or otherwise overpowering odor. Consider airing your home out, using baking soda, installing a home fragrance system, installing a garbage disposal and adding some plant life to your home.

This will allow you and your guests to feel relaxed and at ease upon entering your threshold.

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