Your home is a sanctuary from work and the stresses of daily life. You want your house to smell clean and fresh, not damp and musty. There are a lot of ways for you to keep your home pleasing to the senses, and these need not cost a lot of time nor effort. Here are some techniques that you can keep in mind to keep your home smelling fresh and clean all the time.
- Keep your house clean. Dust and trash tends to accumulate in houses, and these will add to the musty scent of a home that needs cleaning. Keeping your home clean is essential to keeping the air smelling clean and fresh. Dust off the tables and countertops, and arrange everything along the way. Sweep up the trash and take everything outside, to keep the inside of your home as neat as possible. You can also use all-purpose cleaner to get rid of the tough stains and the dirt and grime from the various surfaces of your home. These come in a wide variety of scents, so you can easily pick the one you like the most. Use it in your kitchen and bathrooms, where the smell of all-purpose cleaner won’t be as weird as it would be in the living room.
- Allow the air to circulate. You need air to come in and drive out the stale air to keep your house from smelling musty and old. When you’re cleaning, draw back the blinds and open the windows to allow the wind to come in and fill your room with the natural scent of the outside world (unless of course, you live next to a factory or a fish shop---you should keep the bad smells out, not in). Natural air is more breathable and pleasant than air that has been trapped inside. Open all the windows and turn out the fans to get the air going. Airing out your house will keep the rooms from having that musty and stale scent which is so unpleasant.
- Use natural ingredients to add a pleasant smell. After you do the previous steps, you can give your house a pleasant smell with the use of natural ingredients. Lighting scented candles or incense sticks (which also come in a wide variety of scents) will fill your house with a perfumed air. This is an simple and hassle-free way for you to keep your house smelling clean and fresh, while avoiding the synthetic smell of all-purpose cleaners. You can also keep fresh flowers in the house – this will not only give a clean and natural scent, but will add a touch of color that will surely warm up the mood of your house.
The smell of your house will greatly affect the mood of everyone who lives there. Do your best to keep it clean and fresh to ensure that your home is a sacred sanctuary where you can relax and unwind after a long tiring day at work.