You might experience a million different odors once you enter your home. It’s only fair that they hit you like a bullet and it hurts real bad, right in the lungs. What wouldn’t you give to isolate the nasty smells from your humble abode?
Here are a few tips to get those odors rocketing out of your house in no time.
1. Start fresh with clean routines!
Rise and shine by stripping your bed and pillow covers and toss them into the washing machine. Don’t forget those foul smelling laundry baskets cascading in your stunningly decorated rooms. Now what good is a sight to behold if your nostrils cannot be unblocked?! This may sound like a drag to you, but hey, it is so going to work out.
2. Place scented candles in your rooms.
How about perfuming up your rooms with a bunch of candles? They are an obvious way to make your home smell sweet, but the trick lies in strategically placing them, which can increase their efficiency. But you shouldn’t light them! Set the candles in your cupboards where the fabrics can absorb the scent and continue to emit it even when you use them.
3. Open your windows.
Let the fresh air in and the foulness out of your house! Mostly, the unpleasant odour permeates the house from its absolute concentration. But obviously, you need to be careful when you have a baby in the house. Make sure you open the windows at least for a short while.
4. Invite in naturally sweet smells.
You can counter the constricting strong fragrance of the flowers, such as gardenia plants or marigolds. Set out bowls of potpourri that you change out regularly. Slit open lemons or limes in the kitchen, squeeze them to chuck out some juice, and leave them out. You can also stuff an orange with cloves for a more decorative spin to give off the same effect.
5. Make your own deodorizer.
You can fill a small spray bottle with some water and 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil and use as a room spray. Lavender is a nice option because it possesses calming properties, you can also try citrus oils like lemon, tangerine, wild orange, and grapefruit, are great smells to perk things up!
You can always find plenty of sprays and artificial scents at stores, but sometimes, it’s good to stick to the basics. There are always a bunch of incense sticks you can light up but it might cause a burning sensation in the eyes. You can try making your own sweet smelling cotton balls soaked in lemon extract, orange extract, vanilla, or peppermint extract and then place it in a clean glass jar with holes punched in the lid. Another awesome trick is to boil cinnamon sticks in water on the stove for a few minutes and let it sit.
5. Don’t let urine-stained clothes unwashed!
Even small leaks can add up to big odors. You can use a covered hamper, and empty it regularly. An even better option can be to use plastic bags also called sanitary disposal bags that have been treated to mask horrible scents.
6. Why don’t you treat yourself?
Bribe yourself with a bottle of fizzy drink and a candy bar to blow off some steam. Switch from one room to another, wash up and allow yourself a portion of your sweet treats before moving onto the next room. But hey, you gotta make it work, right?