There’s something magical about walking into a home that smells inviting and pleasant. A well-scented home not only creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere but can also positively impact your mood and overall well-being. In this guide, we’ll explore how to make your home smell good, and turn it into a sanctuary of delightful fragrances.
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It includes a daily schedule, calendar pages, and deep cleaning checklists for every room and area of your home. Today, I’ll show you how to make your home smell good. You can also check out this post on 10 Easy Cleaning Hacks for Your Home Office or my post on How To Clean Your Entire House in 1 Hour.
How to Make Your Home Smell Good
1. Keep it Clean
Knowing how to make your home smell good starts with basic upkeep. The foundation of a good-smelling home is cleanliness. Regular cleaning routines for different areas of your house help eliminate bad odors at their source. Focus on maintaining a tidy and organized space to keep unwanted scents at bay. If you need a cleaning routine, check out mine linked above.
2. Use Natural Air Fresheners or Plug-Ins
I am frugal buy nature, so I am going to help you learn how to make your home smell good using what you have whenever you can do so. Opt for natural air fresheners over synthetic ones. Essential oils are a fantastic way to introduce delightful scents into your home. Create your own DIY air fresheners using essential oils and water in a spray bottle for a natural and invigorating fragrance.
I also use scented plug ins in my outlets whenever I do want to spend a little money. These generally last 30 days for me. I know there are lots of ways to refill your plugins after they are used up. I have tried without much success. If you have a plug in refill recipe that works, feel free to share it with us in the comment section at the end of this post.
3. Simmer Potpourri
Enhance your home’s aroma by simmering potpourri on the stove. Combine water, citrus peels, herbs, and spices for delightful blends that will infuse your space with a comforting and inviting scent. You could also try adding cinnamon to the mix for a lovely scent.
4. Invest in Quality Candles
Scented candles not only provide ambient lighting but also contribute to a pleasant atmosphere. Choose high-quality candles with natural ingredients and explore scents that align with your preferences. Light them strategically to create a soothing environment.
I love candles but, I also love a good sale. I only buy my candles on clearance. I like to burn my scented candles in the kitchen at least an hour before guests arrive. For safety, I only burn them in a room I don’t forget about and in the room where we will be hanging out. Also, don’t burnt them in bedrooms or bathrooms within children’s reach, as they could easily hurt themselves or start a fire.
5. Bring in Houseplants
Certain houseplants not only add a touch of greenery but also naturally purify the air and introduce a fresh scent. Consider plants like lavender, jasmine, or eucalyptus to enhance both the air quality and fragrance in your home.
6. Optimize Ventilation
Proper ventilation is crucial in preventing stale odors from lingering. Ensure that your home is well-ventilated by opening windows and doors regularly. This simple step can make a significant difference in maintaining a fresh-smelling space.
7. DIY Reed Diffusers
Create your own long-lasting fragrance with DIY reed diffusers. Combine your favorite essential oils with a carrier oil and place reeds in the mixture. The reeds will absorb the oil and release a subtle scent throughout your home.
8. Freshen Upholstery and Fabrics
Refresh your upholstery, curtains, and linens to add a pleasant fragrance to your living spaces. Use fabric sprays with natural scents or opt for DIY solutions like a lavender-infused linen spray. I make my own Febreeze spray but combining fabric softener and water in a spray bottle. You can then use your fabric spray on your furniture and even to freshen clothes that don’t need to be laundered daily.
9. Baking Soda Odor Absorbers
Harness the power of baking soda to eliminate odors in different areas of your home. Place open boxes of baking soda in the refrigerator, sprinkle it on carpets before vacuuming, or use it as a natural deodorizer in shoes.
10. Regularly Launder and Change Filters
Maintain a fresh-smelling home by adopting a regular laundry routine and changing air filters as needed. Freshly laundered fabrics and clean filters contribute significantly to the overall scent of your home.
11. Don’t Neglect Pet Odors
If you have pets you know they can get smelly. We have a small indoor dog and a cat. To keep pet odors away, make sure your dog is washed and groomed. Also, be sure to launder the places they sleep, as pet beds can get smelly, too. I like to wash the dog and her bed on the same day. Our cat uses a litter box, which is another cause of odor in the home. Make sure you regularly scoop the litter and replace it completely as needed. Also, aim to keep the cat litter box in an area that can be swept or vacuumed easily.
A pleasant-smelling home is within your reach with these simple yet effective tips. Experiment with different methods to find what works best for you, and transform your living space into a haven of delightful fragrances. Share your experiences and tips in the comments below, and let’s inspire each other to create homes that not only look good but smell amazing too.