Having a house full of the things you love is a wonderful experience, but what happens when the things you love just stink?
Whether it is the children’s smelly socks, the teenager’s moulding mug collection in their room, or your beloved pup that holds that classic scent of ‘wet dog’ a little too well, you do not have to put up with it forever.
Not only will your children most likely move out – eventually – but there are some things you can do to help keep your home smelling fresh.
This piece is going to look at how to keep your home smelling tip-top, despite the odds being heavily against you.
Get Those Windows Open
One of the best ways to rid your home of those pesky smells is to let the fresh air in and the stale air out, even if only for a little while. Open your windows and keep them open for as long as you can. This can be trickier in the winter as it gets cold, but that extra oxygenated air will only do you good.
Get Yourself an Air Purifier
An air purifier is a neat little invention that will allow you to ‘clean’ the air around you. Depending on what you choose, you can rid yourself of odours, harmful bacteria, chemicals, and debris. These can be particularly useful if you have pets, as they are not well known for being able to keep themselves and their litter area clean without any help.
Many air purifiers are also portable, which means you can take them to any room of the house that might need them for a breath of fresh air.
If you are looking for something that uses a little less electricity, then consider choosing some plants that naturally purify the air around you.
Go Straight to the Source
If you can get to the root of the problem of smells, that will always be better than trying to mask them or having intervals of respite. Get your teenager to clean up their room, get your kids in the bath, and give your dog some dog perfume after a wash to ensure they stay smelling fresh – for a little while at least.
Make a Natural Air Fresheners
Air fresheners can be a great addition to a home that enjoys having more than just a clean smell. Having scents that you enjoy can be uplifting and inspiring and making your own can help make sure they are free from harmful chemicals.
Think of natural fragrance sources, such as dried lavender or roses, simmering allspice, orange and lemon slices, or cinnamon sticks. These can fill the room with a delicious aroma that is perfect for the festive period and can mask other smells that might not be so welcome.
Being able to smell clean and fresh air is essential to our health and well-being, so follow these tips to help keep your home happy.