We’re sharing with you the BEST tips, products and ideas for how to make your house smell good, so that you always come home to a fresh smelling house!
How to make your house smell good
Clean your house
Firstly, if the house smells bad, work out why. Maybe is cooking smells, stale air, grubby pets, outdated food, or a bathroom long overdue a clean.
Tackle the cause of a bad smell first, usually it just means cleaning something, clean things don’t tend to smell bad.
If you fancy being more organised about housework then you can get our housework routine and printable checklist here.
Open your windows to make the house smell good naturally
Open the windows for at least an hour each day to change and freshen up the air. This also helps to remove any cooking smells.
Scented candles & reed diffusers – best products to make a house smell good
Buy yourself some nice smelling candles or diffusers and get into the habit of using them regularly. A lovely woody, warm scented reed diffuser in the hallway always gives a welcoming scent when you come through the door.
Try different scents for different rooms of the house. Warming, woody scents for living spaces, citrus scents for the kitchen, and tea-tree or eucalyptus for bathrooms. And lavender always works well in bedrooms.
Use your favourite fabric softener to make your house smell good. Try wiping a very diluted solution over radiators, (1/4 cap softener to a full washing up bowl of water). Then when the heating comes on the scent will fill the air.
Essential oil in the vacuum
Add a couple of drops of essential oil to a ball of cotton wool and suck it up the vacuum. Then when you vacuum it will smell way nicer. I like to use cinnamon, vanilla or peppermint.
Make an essential oil room spray
It’s really quick and easy to make up your own room spray using essential oils. Get the instructions here. Spritz it whenever the room needs a little lift.
If the carpets or rugs are smelling a bit stale, freshen them with a quick spritz of carpet freshener.
And if you don’t fancy the shop bought versions then make your own natural carpet freshener, get the instructions here.
Whip up a batch of homemade cookies, add lots of vanilla or cinnamon and as they bake they’ll fill the house with a delicious scent.
Stove top room scent – ways to make your house smell good
A quick and easy way to make the house smell good is to bubble up a pan of stove top room scent – get the stove top room freshener instructions here.
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If you love living in a clean and tidy house then it’s really important to keep on top of clutter and stop it building up. You might love our Life Changing Reasons to Declutter and live with less.
And… you can get all of our BEST organizing tips right here. The easy way to tackle clutter and organise your house thoroughly from top to bottom.
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