How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh (All the Time!)

Updated: Aug 15, 2019



Whether you struggle with keeping your home smelling fresh and inviting, or not, these tips are going to be little lifesavers! I mean, who doesn't like a nice smelling home?


1. EMPTY GARBAGE CANS REGULARLY

When it comes to removing household smells, you have to find the source. Some of your bad odors might be coming from your trash. And it can quickly go from fine to nasty. Be sure to change your kitchen and bathroom can liners every couple days, or more often if you detect an odor. Feel free to use essential oil drops in the cans, or sachets.


2. CLEAN OUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR

Your fridge is another bad-scent culprit. Go through it once a week and toss items that are past their prime. A little hack is to put an open box of baking soda in our refrigerator. Baking soda is very absorbent and will such up all those bad odors.


3. SPRINKLE BAKING SODA BEFORE VACUUMING

To deodorize your carpet, mix baking soda and some essential oil drops in a bowl, then sprinkle on your carpet or rug. Let it sit as long as overnight to really absorb odors!


4. OPEN THE WINDOWS

Weather permitting, a great way to freshen the air in your home is to open the windows. Even just for an hour or two! You can get rid of cooking smells, or any other stale or lingering odor this way.



5. USE YOUR CROCK-POT

Did you know that you can use your slow cooker to eliminate odors in your home?

Here’s how:

Put some water in your slow cooker (a small one works great for this, but any size will do the trick) Add in 3 or more tablespoons of baking soda and turn your slow cooker on to LowKeep the lid off, and just let this concoction work its magic!


6. GET AN AIR PURIFIER

To help keep your home smelling fresh all the time, run an air purifier regularly. In addition to eliminating household odors, it also reduces dust and pollen. (Looking at you, fellow allergy sufferers!)

Check out air purifies here!


7. WASH PET BEDS FREQUENTLY

If you have pets, you know that they just come with their own set of odors. If you’ve ever wondered how to keep your house smelling good with pets, try washing any blankets or beds they might have. This will help to keep those odors minimized.

Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 cups of distilled water and 8-12 drops of pet-safe essential oil in the washing machine on a gentle setting.




8. GET RID OF THOSE MUSTY TOWEL SMELLS

One of the lingering odor that could be jeopardizing your home’s freshness, is the moldy towel smell. Here’s an easy trick to rid your towels of that gross mildewy scent.

Soak your towels overnight in hot water and a cup or two of vinegar. You can lay them in the bathtub or put them in the washing machine (but don’t run the load). Then the next day, wash them like usual, and ta-da! No more musty smell.


9. FRESHEN UP YOUR SHOES

You may not even realize that your shoes are contributing to the odor in your home. Spray the insides of your shoes with shoe poori to eliminate any bad scents. Another hack is to spray some dry shampoo inside your shoes to soak up any funkiness. I also like to place sachets in the shoe closet.

My fav Sachets ever: Here!


10. USE DRAIN CLEANER

Your sink drains can be another contributing factor to the way your house smells. Using dish soap and a sponge is my favorite way to freshen up our kitchen drain.


11. USE GOOD SMELLING CLEANING PRODUCTS

To help motivate you to clean and keep your house smelling fresh, use cleaning products with scents you love.



12. USE A LINEN OR ROOM SPRAY

When wanting to make your room smell good, just spritz the air or your furniture or linens with Febreeze Air Freshners. Or try this Natural Essential Oil Room Freshener. It is one of the best room deodorizers.


13. PUT ESSENTIAL OIL DROPS ON YOUR FURNACE FILTER

Sprinkle a few drops of your favorite essential oils right onto your furnace filter to keep the scent pumped throughout your home.


14.USE A DAILY SHOWER CLEANER SPRAY

The benefit of daily shower spray is two-fold. Your shower will stay cleaner longer, and it will prevent a mildewy smell.


15. BURN CANDLES

Scented candles are one of my favorite ways to make our house smell good. This particular scent, "Sweet Grace" Is by far the best burning candle on the market!


16. USE WAX MELTS

If having a lit candle in your home kind of freaks you out, let me introduce you to the wax melt warmer. I use mine daily. It creates scent by melting wax cubes with a lightbulb, so there’s no need for a flame.

My favorite Wax Melts: Here!




17. STOVETOP POTPOURRI

Simmer some potpourri right on your stovetop by adding potpourri to some water in a pan. You can also make your mixture with things like citrus peels, cinnamon sticks, and your favorite herbs.

Check out these organic cinnamon sticks: Here!


18. CLIP FEBREZE VENT CLIPS TO YOUR HOME VENTS

Typically designed for the car, try using the Febreze vent clips on the vents in your home. Your furnace or air conditioner will push the scent out into your home.


19. USE COFFEE BEANS

Fill a small jar with coffee beans. Then place a tealight in the center. When lit, it’ll warm the coffee beans and make your house smell delicious.

Tea lights here!


20. TRY AN ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER

I love my essential oil diffuser. Just add some water and drops of your favorite essential oils, and enjoy the scent all day.

My favorite here!


21. HACK SOME SCENT BOOSTERS

If you know the beauty of downy unstoppables, I’m about to drop some knowledge. You can use them for more than just fresh-smelling laundry!

Put some scent boosters in little mesh bags, and place around your home or in your drawers! Your clothes will smell so good, and keep your drawers from getting that stale odor.

If you have a wax melt warmer, you can also use scent boosters instead of traditional wax melts.



22. PUT ESSENTIAL OIL IN YOUR TOILET PAPER ROLL

Yep, just sprinkle a few drops of essential oil right on the cardboard part of your toilet paper roll. It makes your bathroom smell good, and the lovely scent will waft out every time someone grabs some toilet paper.


23. GET SOME FRESH PLANTS

You could treat yourself to a bouquet at the grocery store, or buy some flowering plants to keep in your home. Growing your own herbs is another idea to make your kitchen smell good.



24. PUT PINESOLE IN YOUR TOILET BRUSH HOLDER

Yup, you read this correct! Try putting pine sole right into your toilet brush holder. This will help keep the germs down and provide a fresh scent to your bathroom.


25. PUT ESSENTIAL OIL IN YOUR TOILET

I also like to keep essential oils on the bathroom shelf and sprinkle a few drops of essential oils after using the potty. Th linger scent makes the bathroom very inviting.

Hopefully, a few of these helpful tips can make your home smell amazing! Try using some of your favorite tips and tricks and see how these little hacks can help keep your home smelling clean.



Hopefully, a few of these helpful tips can make your home smell amazing! Try using some of your favorite tips and tricks and see how these little hacks can help keep your home smelling clean.