Everyone wants a smell good house. “I want my house smelling frowzy.” Said no one, ever. These last few months have flipped a switch (maybe it’s that grown woman, nesting bug), and I’ve really been absorbed in making the house homier, and a major part of that is in fact, smell. I’ve done a lot of reading and have a list of things I’m doing and going to be doing implementing to see how I like the result and the promise of freshness.
1. Let Fresh Air In
One certified way to have your house smelling old and stuffy is to not allow fresh air to circulate. Nothings smells frowzy faster than stale air. But we are in a faster-paced word, what with global warming affecting the weather, it can be tempting to keep the AC on, but fresh air circulating through the house can do wonders by simply airing it out. ( Even if gets a bit more dusty than usual afterwards.)
2. Linen Sprays
I’m really into essential oils these days, and playing around with DIY Linen Sprays have been super fun! At first I would just use it to spritz my sheets and pillowcases, but now I use them on everything. Sheets, cushions, curtains, etc. I’m even guilty of spraying that bad boy in the car once I’ve cleaned inside down nicely! (*snickers*).
It didn’t help my ego when visitors tell me how nice my house smells. P.S. I absolutely love eucalyptus, orange and lavender scents. They are the bomb!
Diffusers are an amazing option to use for a longer-lasting fragrance with your essential oils than linen sprays. They slowly release scents into the air and you can catch a whiff when you walk by. You have the option to play around with the scents within different spaces in your home and place them just so, such that entering a space changes your entire mood.
4. Scented Candles
Who doesn’t love a good scented candle to wind down? Depending on your preference, you can invite your favorite scents to live with you and maintain your smell good house. You can bring berries, sweet, woodsy, seasonal scents and more indoors.
At my house, I have to be mindful of stronger scents, least my husband’s sinuses become triggered and he sneezes us into oblivion. This quest is a bit tricky to navigate. It’s a fine line between a subtle scent and none at all.
5. Clean Fabric Decor Pieces
Carpets, Upholstery, sofas. If they are not maintained regularly, these are some of the biggest culprits of a frowzy and even outright stinky scented home. So clean them regularly. Command the use of Odor neutralizing products like baking soda and Febreeze. And recall that moisture on these items are not your friends.
Tell me how you maintain your smell good house. Happy Sunday, Loves!
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