To make your home fresh and smell great, the first thing to do is get rid of any bad odors.
We don’t want to just mask existing odors. Sometimes, a little “house deodorizing” is necessary.
These are some ways to get rid of bad odors in your home.
1. Regularly empty your garbage cans
You need to identify the source of household odors. Your trash might be the source of some unpleasant odors.
It can quickly turn from being fine to becoming very unpleasant.
If you notice an odor, make sure to change the can liners in your bathroom and kitchen every few days.
These trash bags offer antimicrobial protection and can neutralize odors.
2. Clean out your fridge
Another culprit is your fridge. You can go through your fridge once a week, and throw out any items that have reached their end of life.
To absorb odors, you can put an open container of baking soda in your fridge.
Keep one of these funny Chilly Mama deodorizers in the fridge to combat bad smells.
3. Before vacuuming, sprinkle baking soda
Mix baking soda with essential oil drops in an empty bowl. Sprinkle the mixture on your carpet or rug to deodorize it.
Allow it to sit for as long as you like to absorb the odors.
4. Open your windows
If it isn’t too cold, opening the windows can help to freshen the air inside your home. Even if it’s only for a few minutes!
This is a great way to get rid of cooking odors and any other persistent or stale odors.
5. Use your Crock-Pot
Did you know you can use your slow cooker for removing odors from your home?
- You can add water to your slow cooker. A small one is best, but any size will work.
- Mix 3 to 4 tablespoons of baking soda.
- Your slow cooker can be turned on to Low
- You can leave the lid off and let the concoction do its magic.
6. Get an air purifier
An air purifier is a great way to keep your home fresh and smelling good all the time.
It not only eliminates household odors but also reduces dust or pollen.
7. Make a pet deodorizer
Pet owners know that pets have their own unique smells.
This natural pet deodorizer is a great way to keep your home smelling nice with pets.
- In a spray bottle, mix 2 tablespoons baking soda with 2 cups distilled water and 8-12 drops of pet-safe essential oils.
- Spray it directly on your pet or in their bedding to neutralize unpleasant odors
Not all essential oils are safe for pets. Check with your veterinarian before using them.
You should also brush your pet frequently, as well as vacuum their carpets and furniture. You should also use an odor and stain eliminator if your pet poops or urinates in the house.
8. Eliminate musty towel odors
Moldy towel smells are one of the persistent odors that can cause your home to lose its freshness. This is a simple trick to get rid of the gross, mildewy smell from towels.
Warm water and a tablespoon of vinegar can be used if you soak the towels overnight. They can be laid in the tub or washed in the washer.
The next day, wash them as usual, and voila! There will be no more musty odor.
9. Freshen up your shoes
Your shoes may be contributing to the unpleasant odor in your house, but you might not realize it.
Shoe-Pourri can be used to clean the insides of shoes. Spray some dry shampoo inside your shoes to absorb any funkiness.
10. Use drain cleaner
Another contributing factor to your home’s smell is the drains. My favorite way to clean out our kitchen drains is with glisten foaming cleaner.
11. Spray your shower with a daily cleaner
Daily shower spray has two benefits. It will keep your shower cleaner for longer and prevent mildewy odors.
This natural daily spray for the shower smells amazing!
12. Use a room spray or linen
Spray the room with a room spray to create a pleasant smell in your bedroom.
Caldrea Linen & Room Spray is one of the most fragrant room sprays.
You can also try this Natural Essential Oil Room Freshener. This is one of our favorite room deodorizers.
13. Use essential oil drops to clean your furnace filter
Essential oils are a great way to create a pleasant smell in your home. To keep your home smelling fresh, add a few drops to your furnace filter. It’s your home’s inexpensive whole-house fragrance system!
These essential oils can make your home smell great
14. Good-smelling cleaning products are recommended
Use cleaning products that have a scent you like to motivate you to clean your home and keep it smelling fresh.
These are some of the best cleaners to make your home smell great
- Caldrea Countertop Spray
- Better Life Tub & Tile Spray
- Method All-Purpose Cleaner
- Better Life Floor Cleaner
- Rain Shower Pledge
- Essential oils for cleaning: Everything you need to know!
15. Burn candles
Candles can make any room smell more pleasant!
Scented candles are my favorite way to make my house smell great. The flickering of a candle is so cozy and warm.
You can find a variety of scents, from sweet baked goods to lavender or flowery roses to spicy cinnamon. There is something for everyone!
16. Use wax melts
Let me tell you about the wax melt warmer, which can be used to make your home smell great without using candles. I use mine daily.
The lightbulb melts wax cubes to create a scent, so you don’t need to use a flame.