This post is all about how to make your house smell good.
How To Make Your House Smell Good
There is just something so special, satisfying, and mood-boosting about a fresh-smelling house. A house that smells like a home you love living in. Even if you’re able to stick to a cleaning schedule and are keeping your place rather organized, it might not always smell the best or it just doesn’t smell like anything. Simply keep on reading to find out how to make your house smell good, easily and efficiently.
Before attempting to make your house smell like a home you love living in, make sure that:
- the trash is taken out
- open windows and air out your house regurarely
- if you’re not using a laundry dryer make sure to dry your laundry outdoors or at least by an open window
- your house is more or less clean and organized
- there is not too much dirty and especially wet laundry lying around
- you eliminate bad smells first
Think about spots in your house that might be simply smelling bad, these need to be addressed first. That could be your garbage bin (even when it’s empty), garbage disposal, or an old closet you love but that is smelling rather damp or even moldy
Get rid of bad smells in your home
How to make your garbage bins smell good?
– clean the garbage can thoroughly with warm water and dish soap
– try using scented garbage bags, or
– put several drops of an essential oil (such as grapefruit or lemon grass) on a few cotton pads and drop them at the bottom of your garbage bin, before putting a bag in
How to remove odor from your garbage disposal?
– clean it with baking soda and white vinegar
– run lemon peels through your garbage disposal
How to remove a musty smell from an (old) closet?
– clean it thoroughly with white vinegar diluted in water
– once clean, dry, and aired out as much as possible, add cotton pads with an essential oil or mild perfume on them to the bottom of the closet or the drawers
– put ground coffee into several small dishes and spread them in your closet/each drawer, remove after a day
How To Make Your House Smell Good
Now, that your house doesn’t smell bad anymore, let’s make it smell good!
#1 Reed diffuser
A reed diffuser can be a great option for your bathroom or near the entrance door. In that way, a nice fragrance will be continuously released into the air throughout the entire area. You can control the intensity by adding in more or less sticks.
Just make sure you choose a fragrance you like, one that is rather natural, fresh, and not overpowering. You don’t want to get annoyed by it on the second day.
Will fall around the corner making a simmering pot is a wonderful idea. You simply use ingredients from your pantry or fridge. Mix your favorite fruits, herbs, and spices to create a cozy, festive, and fresh atmosphere.
#3 Scented candles
On rainy days, cozy evenings, or even while working from home you can use scented candles not only to set the atmosphere visually but also to let the nice smell penetrate the room. Like with reed defusers, I wouldn’t go overboard with scented candles, both when it comes to the amount as well as the chosen fragrance. Keep it fresh, keep it natural.
#4 Fresh and dried flowers
Fresh flowers can be a great addition to your kitchen, dining area, or entry hall. You can hang up dried lavender in your wardrobe and/or your bedroom. Moreover, try hanging eucalyptus in your shower.
#5 Essential oils
You can take advantage of aromatherapy, and relax your body and mind while making your house smell good. You can also use essential oils to create a DIY air freshener spray. As mentioned before a great way to make certain areas smell great is by adding several drops of an essential oil to a cotton pad and placing it where you want the smell to be spread such as your wardrobe, your garbage bin, or even your shoes.