If you want to continue enjoying the serenity of your home, then you must work towards ensuring that it remains not only clean but also smelling nice. But sometimes, even after opening the windows, there’s always that disturbing odor from time to time and that’s what you should minimize. Contrary to common assumptions, achieving this isn’t as expensive as it sounds.
There are various cheap ways to control such foul smells such as the ones we are going to mention below.
Get Rid Of The Source
This is one of the simplest ways to get rid of smells, once and for all. But this only applies to specific cases such as those ones caused by the presence of hidden animal carcasses or things that are already valueless. All you have to do is identify the origin of the stench, throw it away and clean the place.
Mold formation is normally an indication of constant wetness. This is more rampant in the bathroom or laundry areas than any other rooms of the house, especially if there isn’t a sufficient source of fresh air. If left unattended, they can emanate a foul smell that will not only make you want to hold your nose but also lead to health complications. For your laundry machine, get two cups of bleach and hot water and run a cycle. You can also head to the store and get some cleaning tablets.
If it’s the bathroom walls/floor, clean the walls with warm water and bleach. Wait for some minutes, then disinfect and open the windows and door for sufficient flow of fresh air.
Smells From Garbage
Garbage is an inevitable part of every home. As you eat, pack and unpack, there is always something that goes into the litter bin. But that doesn’t mean you let it spoil the tranquility of your space. Go to the grocery store, get some lemons, oranges or lime, go home, cut them into big chunks and drop them into your running disposal. You can also use a cup of white vinegar if the odor is strong.
Cleaning Carpets And Furniture
Carpets and furniture determine how comfortable and cozy your home looks. But if left uncleaned for long, they can turn into the main sources of distasteful smells. This is because they are the main receivers of random food spills. For this, get a spraying bottle, mix distilled water and vinegar/ baking soda and spray on the spots. Allow to sit for a while or even overnight and vacuum it.
Getting Rid Of Dust
No matter how hard you try, sometimes it’s hard to keep dust away from your home. First, because of the weather changes and secondly because of the various activities that take place in your house. It becomes more essential, especially if you have active companions living with you such as pets or little children. They can be quite messy when not supervised and tend to bring dust and dirt into the house. To ensure the air remains clean, consider purchasing an air purifier for your living room. This will specifically get rid of possible allergens and help you breathe easier.
Deodorizing The Fridge
Your fridge is the main food storage store in your house. Since various foods come with different smells, it’s normal to have some mix-up odor from time to time. But that doesn’t mean you let it disturb your peace. For this, go for the traditional solution of keeping an open box of baking soda in there. You can improvise and stick it to one wall. Just ensure it doesn’t come in contact with leafy vegetables as this can significantly affect their shelf-life.
Overpowering Kitchen Smells
Meals are the center of every family gathering. And if you love experimenting with various recipes, then you might find your house smelling a mix of spices and the smell of fried food. A quick solution for this is placing a mix of water and vinegar overheat. Yes, vinegar won’t smell nice instantly, but that will clear will after a few minutes. You can also turn on the exhaust fan or use a mild air freshener around the house.
From the above tips, it’s clear that you don’t have to spend much to get your home smelling nice and inviting. You just have to maximize whatever you have to achieve this. In fact, you will realize you don’t even need that expensive air freshener. It’s all about being creative and trying to keep the air as natural as possible. We hope you find them helpful enough to try them out. Enjoy your space!