With Autumn just around the corner I have been cleaning and preparing for the new season. I always love to take a a seasonal change as an opportunity to for a fresh start. Most people have a weekly schedule for their cleaning chores, from doing the dishes to mopping the floor. As a result, most households keep a reasonably clean interior, especially when chores are evenly spread throughout the week. However, there is one problem we all have from time to time no matter how often we clean, our home may not smell as fresh as we would like. Today I am sharing my 6 top tips for keeping your home smelling fresh!
Homemade Cleaning Products
You would expect your home sweet home to smell deliciously fresh.However, many of us confuse the scent of cleaning products with the delicate and inviting freshness of a spotless home. Ultimately, getting rid of unpleasant smells in your household starts with chemical odors. Do you honestly want your bathroom to smell of bleach and other aggressive chemicals? The answer is no! Switching to homemade cleaning products and gentle solutions can make a significant difference to your wellbeing. Additionally, it helps you to tackle unpleasant and lingering smells more effectively!
Use your favorite plants to give a crisp finish
Every room has an odor. Whether it comes from the old leather couch or the cold coffee you forgot in your mug, your home is a sensory space. You can, however, gain control over it by introducing natural and fresh scents, such as adding a few lemon branches in a vase to give your living room new energy. Are you looking for a soothing scent? A potted lavender basket is the perfect centerpiece on your summer table. Fresh plants not only release a lot of lovely scents but they also bring plenty of goodness to your interior; lavender can be relaxing, lemon is energizing, rosemary can immediately make you feel healthier, etc.
Maximize the aromatherapy to boost your mood
If you are trying to create an oasis of peace and relaxation at home, you need to give the aromatherapy a go. Essential oil diffusers let you stage the scene in your room. Nothing’s like the sweet and subtle odor of jasmine flower or orange blossom by the reception hall to welcome your guests. In the bathroom, you can use rose or ylang ylang for a feel-good moment, for instance. Finding the best scent for each room can take some time, but it’s a rewarding experience to transform your interior.
No point in adding scents if you can’t remove bad odors
Admittedly, there’s only so much you can do to bring new fragrances into your home. But if you want to make the most of your homely scents, you need to get rid of anything that isn’t suitable for your interior. A musty smell, for instance, can’t be easily dissimilated underneath fragrant flowers. It has a way of infiltrating your walls, your floors and your clothes. Typically, the best way to remove those unpleasant odors is to get in touch with a professional mold remediation service that can help you to identify the source and fix the issue. Additionally, mold spores can have heavy consequences on your health too.
Making peace with the cooking smells
Lastly, nobody likes a smelly kitchen. Unfortunately, cooking at home is rarely odorless! However, you can get rid of cooking smells easily. Soaking your chopping boards, for a start, will clear out juices from meat and vegetables. Boiling cinnamon stick is the perfect way of reviving your kitchen.
Using Natural Elements
Using natural elements such as dried herbs or flowers in drawers or closets can help provide a pleasant smell in those places that aren’t utilized often. Also, think outside the box when it comes to essential oils. They can be used in many other ways besides a difuser. Add a few drops to your vacuum cleaner filter or your home air filter. You can also add a few drops to a wool dryer ball in place of traditional dryer sheets.
It’s time to freshen up your home without using chemical scents. While your first step is to remove unpleasant odors, from mold to cooking, you also need to consider natural alternatives to inject inviting scents into your decor. An indoor garden with plenty of aromatic herbs and plants is an excellent solution if you’re not one for aromatherapy!