EDGEhomes Blog

Sep 19
2017

5 Simple Hacks to Make Your House Smell Good




Few things are worse than coming to the realization that your home is the stinky home on the block. You want your home to be fresh and inviting, not smelly! If you’re looking for quick and easy ways to keep your home smelling clean and pleasant, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found 5 insanely simple hacks to keep your home smelling fabulous. Check them out!

    1.  Furniture Deodorizing Spray

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Spritzing a little furniture deodorizer on your couches and chairs once or twice a week will help you eliminate pesky odors. Whether the largest contributor to indoor smells be your pet, your children, or a fitness fanatic spouse, this step will help you get rid of bad smells and make room for appealing scents in your home. There are several options available at your local grocery store, or you can choose to go the DIY route and make your own deodorizing spray.

    2.  Carpet Freshener

redolive 1This is the next step in ridding your home of foul odors to set the stage for great-smelling bliss. Taking care of your carpets {link to carpet cleaning post} will be the best way to completely eliminate carpet odors, however, a handy deodorizer will keep things fresh in between regular steam cleans. You can mix one cup of baking soda and one Tablespoon of ground cinnamon to create a natural, affordable, and effective deodorizing powder.

    3.  Run Lemon or Orange Peel in Garbage Disposal

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Garbage disposals can be downright nasty. If left unattended, their stench can linger for days upon days. Rather than let your garbage disposal dictate the scent of your home, take control by paying careful attention to its condition. Once you’ve cleared the disposal of its contents, running an orange or lemon peel through will help you achieve a deeper cleansing and deodorizing process. This can be done once a week to keep things fresh and clean in the garbage disposal department.

    4.  Add a Dab of Vanilla to Your Lightbulbs  

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Now that we’ve covered odor prevention, it’s time to get to the fun part – making your home smell exceptionally awesome! A quick and easy tip that will supplement your scenting efforts is applying a small dab of vanilla extract on your light bulbs when they’re switched off. Once you turn the bulbs on later, the heat will distribute an amazing vanilla scent to complement your air freshener of choice.

    5.  Natural Diffuser or Gel Air Freshener

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Talking about air fresheners, you should do your best not to be that house. The one that made the mistake of using a generic, Hawaiian-scented plugin freshener. They thought that this would do the trick in welcoming guests with a soft, tropical breeze. Unfortunately, that overbearing scent is less welcoming than it is off-putting. This is where opting for a more natural means of distributing your scent of choice comes in. Natural oil diffusers and gel air fresheners are great for this. Wax melting options are also a good way to use the natural scent of candles without introducing fire hazards.

 

Time to Get Spritzing!

Hopefully this helps you achieve the beautiful, homey scent you’re after! Looking for additional information and tips? Check out our information resources listed below:

How to Make Your Home and Everything in it Smell Good – By Quick and Dirty Tips

13 Natural Ways to Keep Your House Smelling Fresh

* DISCLAIMER: The figures shown represent monthly principal & interest payments only. Monthly taxes, home owners insurance, and Mortgage Insurance are not included in this amount. These figures are based on a Conventional mortgage loan with a 5% down payment and are based on a 700 credit score. These are estimates only and not guaranteed payment amounts.

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