Top Hacks To Leave Your Home Smelling Amazing

* This is a collaborative post

With a busy family life and all that goes on in the home, as well as the people that come in and out of the home, it can be easy to see why sometimes a home doesn’t always smell at its best. From an overfull bin to a blocked toilet because a toddler flushed away something that they shouldn’t have, there are times when you just need some simple and easy cleaning hacks to make sure that your home always smells great, even if you are in the midst of changing nappies. Here are some hacks to help; are there any others that you would add to the list?

Dryer Sheets

Tumble dryer sheets are something that can be bought in most supermarkets and are really affordable. They can be used in a multiple of ways, as they are really great for picking up dust. But as they are used in your tumble dryer to make the clothes smell good, the sheets themselves do smell good. So if you have drawers that you want to smell better, pop in a dryer sheet. Any faux flowers in the home? Hide a dryer sheet in there and it will make them smell so good people might actually think that they are real.

Essential Oils

Bathrooms are one of the rooms in the home that can smell the worst in the home. But there are some quick hacks that can make a difference. Take your favourite essential oil and drop a couple of drops of it onto the inside of the toilet roll, and it will leave the room smelling fresh for quite a while. Essential oils are great to diffuse in the air and they are so concentrated that you don’t need much to make a difference; they last for a while too.

Blocked Drains

Having a blocked drain can not only be a pain as things don’t drain away as they should, but as things can’t drain and you get some standing water, it can lead to some really bad smells. If the blockage is really bad, then it could be worth getting a professional in. If it is something that you could manage yourself, then you could use the simple combination of soda crystals and white vinegar down a drain. Pouring a couple of spoonfuls of each down the drain will cause the soda crystals to bubble and help to break down what is on the drain. A larger drain or larger things blocking it are likely to need a professional to come to clear the blockage.

Damp Smells

Now is the time of year to start thinking about spring cleaning and doing a deep clean of the home. But if you have a home that struggles with dampness, then you will know what it is like to live with a damp and musty smell (even more so if you have a pet dog that likes being outdoors). But how can you help the smell of damp? Of course, dealing with the damp and cleaning it as much as you’re able will help. But odour absorbing materials like baking soda, lemon, and vinegar can be a great to use as they can absorb the damp smell and they don’t smell bad themselves. Keeping on top of the cleaning in a damp home is what is going to really help, as well as using a dehumidifier.

DIY Air Fresheners

If you have things like scented candles in the home then they can be a good way to make the home smell nicer. But sometimes using what you already have in the home can be a good way to fragrance the home. Take a baking dish and a couple of teaspoons of vanilla extract, for example. This can be put in a baking dish in the oven, on a low temperature for around an hour, and you have an instantly amazing smelling home.

Another hack you could use is to take some coffee beans (if that is a smell that you like), and put them in a ramekin dish. Then push a tealight candle into the beans and light it. You’ll be left with your own natural coffee-scented candle.

Bad smells, whatever the cause, can make a noticeable difference in the home. But likewise, so can good smells. So trying a few new tips and tricks could make a difference in your home and have it smelling just as you want it, no matter what is going on and who is in and out of the home.

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