It’s not easy to make your home smell great after cleaning. You are probably looking for a cleaning routine that will leave your home smelling great as a bonus to being clean. These simple home cleaning tips are waiting for you!
These 11 home hacks will help you with your spring cleaning. They’ll keep your home looking sparkling and smelling fresh!
1. Use pre-scented disinfectants and bleach.
It is easy to clean your home and keep it smelling fresh with cleaners and disinfectants that are already scented.
You can find bleaches, multipurpose cleaners, and pre-moistened disinfecting clothing that are scented with flowers or lemon.
Clorox and Pine-Sol, are two examples. You can pick the scent that you like best and then use it.
2. Home cleaning remedy: Distilled Vinegar
Distilled Vinegar has been used as a cleaning product since the beginning. It can disinfect your home and make it smell fresh.
While the scent of distilled vinegar quickly fades, it actually eliminates other odors.
It can be used straight from the bottle or you can dilute it in a bucket to clean floors.
3. Home cleaning remedy: Lemon juice as a cleaner.
Lemons can be used as a natural bleaching and degreaser.
You can rub lemon juice onto the stain and then hang it in the sun to dry. The warm sun activates the lemon juice and bleaches it.
You can wipe the grease off any surface easily by rubbing a lot of lemon juice onto it.
It is not easy to clean your entire house with this method. Many people mix lemon and vinegar to make a multipurpose cleaner.
4. Wintergreen oil freshens as it cleans.
Wintergreen is not part of the mint family, contrary to what you may think. It is used in toilet bowl cleaners to remove the smell of urine.
A small bottle of wintergreen oil can be purchased and combined with water and dish soap. Place them in a spray bottle. This will clean and refresh almost any item.
5. Home Cleaning Remedy: Lavender Oil Diluted In Water.
You can dilute lavender oil in water.
You can use it as a surface cleaner if the odor on a certain surface is more serious. To make it more useful, add about five drops in 2 cups of water to make the perfect solution.
The lavender scent is loved by many people. It works well in areas where pets have taken a poop/piss or are sleeping. It gives your home a natural scent.
6. Baking soda mixed with essential oils.
Baking soda becomes a very gritty substance when it is wet. This makes it ideal for cleaning sticky, and hard-to-clean areas in your home.
Baking soda neutralizes food odors. This is why you can place boxes of it in your fridge or freezer.
You can scrub the troublesome areas around your home with baking soda first. Then spray it with vinegar and essential oils to create an enzymatic chemical reaction that lifts stains and sticky substances.
7. Hydrogen Peroxide mixed with Baking Soda and Essential Oil.
Hydrogen peroxide is unique in its ability to remove, break down, and eliminate blood from surfaces and textiles.
It can also be used as an antifungal. This means that it can remove both mildew and its odor from any surface. Peroxide is the best choice for mildew and mold removal.
This method is fast and easy if you want to clean your home. Mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda to make a homemade deodorizer. It can be used in areas where natural odors are accumulated such as in refrigerators and dishwashing machines.
8. Rub Alcohol with Lemon Juice.
Hospitals don’t use bleach unless absolutely necessary. To clean, most hospitals use rubbing alcohol or vinegar.
The effects of bleach and alcohol are similar, but the odor is less strong with vinegar/alcohol.
Add 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 cup water to a bowl. Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and then add water. Make sure to shake well before you clean it!
Rubbing alcohol is an inexpensive home hack that works as a natural germicide.
The vapors quickly evaporate, leaving your home smelling fresh.
To avoid unpleasant odors, avoid mixing rubbing alcohol and ammonia (e.g. urine in a toilet or cleaning ammonia). As a bonus tip, you should not mix rubbing alcohol with bleach.
9. Olive oil and lemongrass.
Lemongrass and olive oil are not just for Asian cuisine!
In a bottle, let the lemongrass leaves soak in olive oil for several days. Pour the oil into a spray bottle. Use it to clean any wood surfaces, even wicker.
The oil coats the wood to prevent it from cracking, drying out, and splitting. Additionally, the lemongrass gives the wood a pleasant lemony smell, making it ideal for natural home cleaning.
10. A nice-smelling toothpaste
Toothpaste seems strange as something to clean your home with. But it’s not.
It is a mild abrasive, a surfactant, and an antibacterial agent that cleans your smile. This also makes it easy to see how you can use it to clean other things than your teeth.
You get even better results if you purchase toothpaste that contains peroxide as a bleaching agent.
You can also get a minty, fresh scent if you opt for toothpaste. You can use your minty-scented toothpaste to clean grout, mirrors, or any surface that you want to give a lasting shine to.
11. Cedar oil can be used on wood surfaces.
Many older homes had cedar closets that kept moths away from clothing and other cloth items.
Cedar oil can be used to clean out cedar closets that have lost their cedar smell.
To fully coat the wood, make sure you include an all-natural cleaning cloth in your house cleaning kit.
Allow the closet to air out for at least a day, then return the clothes.
There you have it! Nice smelling home cleaning remedies that cost next to nothing and will leave your home smelling really fresh just after you clean it!