Coming home should be an uplifting experience. You want to enter a sanctuary where you are safe from the stress and clutter of work. Your house should not only look and feel good, it should also smell good. While all-purpose cleaners are easily available, and in fact come in a wide variety of scents, their chemical scent may be overpowering and unappealing for some. If you want to keep your house smelling good the natural way, here are some simple steps for you to follow.
- Start with house cleaning and the rest will follow. The first and most basic step for you to do is by doing a general house cleaning. A good-smelling house is not just a treat for the nose, but for the eyes as well. No matter how much perfume you place in your home, if it is still cluttered and messy, it won’t look good at all. You want a holistically clean environment in your house, so put away all the clutter, dust off the shelves, sweep up the floors, and empty those trash bins. This way, your house not only looks and feels cleaner, you get rid of all the potential reservoirs of odor-causing bacteria inside your home.
- Let the air enter and exit your house freely. Good circulation is central to keeping your home smelling fresh and clean. If air is not allowed to flow freely, it gets trapped inside and ends up smelling musty and stale. This is not appealing, and cannot be easily removed from your home (as anyone who has tried to clean an abandoned basement knows). When doing your cleaning, open all the windows and pull back the blinds to let the air and sunlight in. The natural freshness of outdoor air will push out the stale air in your home, and bring in a cheery coolness that is refreshing and relaxing.
- Use natural scented options to add a personal touch to your home. There are a lot of natural options which you can use to keep your home smelling great. The simple use of lavender oil spray can put a clean, natural scent to your home. There are many oils available, so you can choose one to your preference. A visit to an organic shop will provide plenty of options for natural ingredient-based air fresheners. You can also use scented candles and incense sticks – these are readily available and are in a wide variety of scents. Choose one which suits you the best, and you can fill your home with whatever scent you choose. To absorb unpleasant odors, you can place pans of baking soda at strategic locations in your house. Keeping the odors away is as important as placing good scents in your home.
A house is never complete without a personal touch. Smell is a powerful sense, and you can mark your house as your own home by choosing the scent that appeals the most to you. Get rid of unwanted and unpleasant odors with simple and thorough cleaning, and allow the natural scents you pick to settle in.