When you come home after a long day at work, you want to relax and unwind in an environment that not only looks great, but feels and smells comfortable as well. Your home must be a sanctuary of healing that is pleasing to all senses, and smell is one of the most important factors to consider. When you try to make your home smell nice, here are some things that you should keep in mind.
- Start with cleaning your house. The way your home looks will greatly affect how you perceive it. A messy and trash-filled house will not only look dirty and filthy, it will also feel filthy – no matter how much perfume you spray into the air. The journey to a nice-smelling home starts with cleaning it up. Pick up all the dirty laundry lying around, arrange the things left lying around, and empty all trash bins. Doing this will not only remove eyesores, but remove potential sources of foul smells and odors. Make sure to dust all surfaces to remove potential sources of allergic reactions.
- Open all the windows to let the air in. You know the musty smell of old cupboards is not an appealing one. Avoid the same fate for your house by opening the windows and blinds to let the air in. Circulating air drives out the musty and stale smell and replaces it with the natural scent of the outdoors (if you live next to a factory or a fish shop, you can skip this step). Fresh air is not only cleaner and more natural, it gives a refreshing feel to everyone in the room. Try to keep the air movement natural by letting the air in once in a while.
- Clean the grime off sticky surfaces with all-purpose cleaner. Bacterial buildup in the kitchen and bathroom may add an unpleasant musty scent to your home. Ordinary soap and water will be insufficient for these areas, so you will have to use stronger stuff like all-purpose cleaner. This will not only remove the grime, but they will kill the bacteria that cause odors and foul smells. Aside from their germ-killing activities, all-purpose cleaners now come in a wide variety of scents, so you can choose your favorite one to clean with. However, these may have a strong chemical scent, so try to keep your living room and dining room from smelling like these synthetic materials.
- Use natural options for keeping your house smelling clean. You can add a personal touch of scent by choosing natural options such as flowers, candles and incense sticks. Incense sticks and scented candles are not only readily available in markets and specialty shops, but also come in a wide variety of scents for you to choose from. These are relatively inexpensive means for you add a personal scent to your home. You can also place bowls of potpourri at strategic locations, to add a scent more natural than all-purpose cleaner. Flowers will not only smell nice, but will add a splash of color to an otherwise drab room.
There are many ways for you to keep your house smelling nice. They take a little effort and some time, but in the end, the relaxing feeling of unwinding at home makes all everything worth it.