How To Make Your Home Smell Great
Regardless of how hard we each may try odors in the home seem to get the better of us occasionally, usually followed by our addressing the current odor rather than the real root of the problem To make your home smell great a systematic approach that can be responsive to eliminate odors from building up is necessary. While spraying scented aerosol air fresheners and other quick fixes may make an immediate and temporary impact, they rarely correct the problem and are not a particularly healthy way to go. To make a permanent upgrade in the air quality of your home takes a small amount of effort, but once it becomes part of your living routine both time and the expenditure of energy is minimal.
The first step to make your home smell great is to designate at least two months each year as "cleaning month". Don't worry, it's not nearly as bad as it sounds on the surface. During each of these months you will perform a thorough cleaning of your home - most notably washing walls, windows, doors, woodwork and tile flooring while remembering to vacuum very well to remove odors that may be clinging. This does not have to entail twelve hour days filled with sweat dripping from your brow, just an hour here and there on a steady basis until the entire home has been cleaned. At least once every year if not more you should have your carpets, furniture and drapery cleaned as well to remove odors - professionally if it can be afforded, if not doing the work yourself will still make a big difference. The reasoning behind these actions is that many odors such as cooking odors simply do not dissipate, they possess oils that latch on to most every surface they come into contact with.
After these tasks have been completed the next move to make your home smell great is to give it a good airing out when possible. If the weather is agreeable open doors and windows and let some fresh air in and some bad air out. Turn on a room fan or two to assist in this with one fan drawing air into your home at one end and one fan pointing outward at the other end.
In place of using strong chemically created air fresheners try a more natural approach - a few drops of essential oils placed here and there works wonders in making your home smell great as do some potpourri and scented candles that remain unlit. The maximum benefit can be gained from these by trying to stick with a common theme throughout the home such as a floral scent or a citrus scent.
Lastly, you can make your home smell great by tending to bad odors as they occur and cleaning the kitchen soon after eating a meal that has been recently cooked. Tend to sweat stained clothing and shoes immediately by cleaning them and don't forget to keep your pets and their bedding and litter boxes tidy.
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