Making a house smell amazing should be easy, right? Whether you have just moved in and you want to know how to make your house smell good. Or if you have lived in your house for a long time and you feel like it needs a refresh, here are 10 easy tips to make your house smell amazing all the time!
CLEAN YOUR GARBAGE DISPOSAL
Something that can make your house really smelly is the garbage disposal.
There is a very easy way to remedy that by pouring some boiling water with a few drops of essential oil down the drain. You could also use fresh lemons, it will do the job just as well.
The hot water kills bacteria and the essential oils make it smell so much better.
I also swear by this product for stubborn clogged drains. Just this and hot water unclog and clean the toughest grime.
A natural way to make your home smell great is to have indoor plants in every room. They naturally filter the air around and add a great outdoor fragrance to the house.
WALL AIR FRESHENERS
This is an old hack but still good. I love the fact that I can change the scents all the time, depending on the season and they make my house smell amazing without any effort at all.
I buy my wall air fresheners on Amazon since they have the biggest selection of scents available and I must say, I love experimenting and buying new ones all the time.
VANILLA EXTRACT OVEN HACK
A different way to make my house smell soooo amazing in such an easy way.
Here all you need is vanilla extract an a warm oven. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and put any oven ware in there with some water and 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract. I promise you, your house will smell AMAZING!
CLEAN CARPETS AND RUGS
If your apartment/house is partly covered by carpet I would definitely give it a yearly professional clean but in the meantime there is another way to quickly freshen up your carpet.
This powder gets rid of bad smells in your carpet. I once lived in an apartment where someone smoked a lot and this really helped me refresh the carpet. All you do is simply sprinkle it around the carpet and after letting it sit there for a couple of minutes hoover it up.
CLEAN AIR VENTS
Air vents are often the source of a bad dusty smell. Easy way to help with that is to hoover up some of the dust and wipe it down with a damp cloth!
ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER
Essential oils are amazing to make any house smell great! Also, now that there are so many cute diffuser designs, they are even more an accessory and a show of piece.
I really like this wooden one! It is minimalistic and looks so chic.
SCATTER CANDLES THROUGHOUT
Candles are so great for making any house smell good. My personal hack is to use 2 types of candles. One type, for the atmosphere such as cheap ALDI candles that don’t really give of any scent but look nice. I also use very strong, good quality Diptyque or White Company candles which I light for 1 h. That’s all I need for the scent to last at least a day!
This hack will make you house smell amazing and save your some money too!
BOIL ORANGES AND CINNAMON
This tip is one of my favourites especially in autumn! All you need to do is to boil 2 sliced oranges, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and a cinnamon stick.
Bring everything to boil and let it simmer on low heat for as long as you like. This will fill your house with the cosiest smell!
WASH YOUR CURTAINS
We often forget that dust can make our house smell very unkept. Curtains absorb all that dust and to freshen them up give them a quick wash or take them outside and beat them with to get rid of all the dust.
After hanging the back up, spray them with your favourite room spray and voila!