Imagine coming home to a clean house that smells amazing after a long stressful day at work. Sounds nice, right? Between the cooking, your kids, your pets and just living everyday life, your abode is bound to be a mixture of a variety of aromas (which some are not so pleasant).
There are plenty of easy ways to keep your home smelling fresh, no matter what time of day it is.
Follow these 5 simple hacks:
Use essential oils
Pure essential oils not only smell great, but they are also known to have healing properties. If you want the whole house to smell amazing, add a few drops of a high-quality essential oil of your choice on your air filter.
If you’ve never used essential oils before, some scents you can start with are lavender which promotes relaxation and lemon which is energizing and refreshing.
Try stovetop potpourri
Potpourri has long been used in homes to give it refreshing aromas. Do you remember when your mom used to fill little bowls with potpourri and display them in your living rooms or bedrooms?
A lot of people have moved on from that and has turned to making stovetop potpourri. As a start, try simmering lemon, rosemary and vanilla together for a clean, refreshing smell.
You can search online for more stovetop potpourri recipes.
Check your garbage disposal
It’s normal for kitchen garbage disposals to smell funky, especially if they’re not cleaned regularly. An easy way to clean and deodorize it naturally is to cut up orange or lemon peels and freeze them with water on ice trays.
Once frozen, run it through your garbage disposal. The mixture should help clean the disposal blades and deodorize it naturally.
Keep rugs and carpets odor-free
To get rid of the funky smell from your carpets or rugs (especially in widely used rooms in your house), sprinkle a bit of baking soda on it and allow to sit for 15-30 minutes. Vacuum as normal and the odor should be gone.
Use your oven
If you’re having guests over and need to make the house smell amazing in a hurry, put vanilla in your oven! Pour 2 capfuls of vanilla extract into an oven-safe dish or mug and bake for 1 hour (300).
There you go – try any of these simple hacks to keep the air clean and fresh at home and you’ll be relaxed at all times!
Anthony Hanson is a home and lifestyle blogger from Chicago. He likes to share his take on the latest in home decor, fashion and modern life in general. He recently launched a lifestyle brand he co-owns, The Velvet Nook.
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