How to Keep Your Home Smelling Pleasant
There is a unique smell to every home. Some are better than others. Everyday living and everyday substances can create unpleasant odours, like simple moisture. Regular home cleaning can keep those odours from building up. From dishwashers, children, and pets, to bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms, all of these can be sources of curious smells. You may have become “nose blind” to smells that are so familiar that you don’t notice them, but that doesn’t mean that they have no effect on you or others. An aromatherapist might even tell you how much smell affects your mood, energy level, and emotional well-being.
Either way, you want a fresh-smelling home, and there’s nothing better than going to the source of the smell to address that. You should neutralize household odours instead of covering them up. Once the questionable odours are eliminated you can then feature a pleasant scent that represents you best.
Home Sweet Home
The best way to eliminate odours is to clean their cause. A carpet is a magnet for absorbing countless food spills and pet messes. Sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming.
Laundry rooms are where questionable odours always lurk. Avoid leaving wet clothes in the clothes washer, start drying them right away and use a dryer sheet. You’ve not only eliminated a potentially bad odour, but you have also created a pleasant one. Also, periodically cleaning out your washing machine is a good idea.
The kitchen is another room that can affect the aroma of the entire home, either in a good way, or not so good way. Food material left in a garbage can or on plates too long, for instance. Also, make sure your garbage disposal is cleared of food materiel. Moisture is a major component of many kinds of smells. Mildew and mould can build up in the dishwasher if not dried out.
When it comes to moisture, nothing beats a bathroom. For reasons of moisture causing odours, and other sources, a bathroom fan is an important component for vacuating the bad, moist air.
Good Smells for Your Home
Here are some sweet-smelling secrets and helpful recommendations for keeping your home smelling pleasant:
- Dryer sheets: Whether you are doing laundry or not, laundry sheets are a great way to fill the air with a pleasant smell. You can always clean and dry some kitchen towels, moist kitchen towels are frequently a source of curious odours anyway.
- Bake: Baking a chicken, a loaf of bread, or a pie, can send some pretty nice smells wafting through a home. Sometimes people who are showing their home to prospective buyers, bake some bread to make a house smell like a home. People’s impressions are affected by what they smell more than they realize.
- Plants: A house plant is not just a thing of beauty; it can also provide a lovely fragrance. Even a bouquet of fresh flowers can fill a room with fragrance. Just remember not to keep them too long, or at least change the water after a few days.
- Herbs: Here’s a trick. Simmer some water in a pot and add various citrus slices and herbs, like mint, rosemary, lavender, or any other ingredient you can think of that you might want to permeate your home.
- Candles: We all know that candles are the “go-to” for improving the scent of any room, but you don’t have to light them, to benefit from their fragrance. In fact, placing them in areas like clothes closets or linen closets (unlit, of course) are great places for keeping odours pleasing.
We are a cleaning company in Vancouver with a lot of ideas that you can use, and even more when you bring us in. We can give you a great start toward freshening up your home. We know where to go and what to do to find and eliminate the source of your odours and make some suggestions for pleasant replacements. Contact Cleaning4U and our maid services will come to freshen up your home.