The holidays are the best time of year. It’s cozy, warm, and peaceful at home, especially when it smells like fresh-baked gingerbread cookies and cinnamon.
But, sometimes it doesn’t smell like that. Wintertime delivers a handful of problems like flooding, pests, and other unfortunate circumstances that bring bad smells with them.
If you want to know how to give your home an amazing, fresh smell that welcomes the holidays with open arms, you’ll need to follow our 5 tips.
Keep reading to learn everything you need to know.
1. Use an Essential Oil Diffuser
There’s nothing quite like walking into a fresh room that smells of peppermint. Essential oil diffusers are great for ridding your home of mosquitoes in the summer and creating a blissful winter wonderland during the cooler seasons.
They come in a variety of sizes depending on the size of the room and at a variety of price points. Amazon lists some as cheap as $13 and expensive as $200 and up.
2. Bake Delicious Pastries
One way to make your home smell like Christmas any time of year is to bake something delicious! Cinnamon rolls, gingerbread cookies, and blueberry muffins are all great treats to bake to give your home a fresh aroma.
Even the premade cookie dough at the grocery store or a quick mix of flour and vanilla extract will give your home a sweet and tasty scent. Plus, you get to eat desserts afterward!
3. Deodorize the Carpet
When dirt and dust get trapped in the carpet they leave behind some pretty foul smells. Even if you don’t have pets, your carpets get pretty nasty from everyday wear and tear.
To deodorize your carpet and make it smell brand-new, sprinkle baking soda around the area and let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour. Once the baking soda has had plenty of time to absorb the odors, clean it up with a vacuum cleaner.
A quick candle, air freshener, or fragrance stick after will give the room a new scent that lingers longer now that it isn’t competing against pet hair, grime, and dirt.
4. Perform a Little Maintenance
Winter brings flooding, pests, and other irritating disasters. Water damage causes mildew, bacteria, and mold build-up that leaves a gross smell behind. This can attract pests and nasty insects that make the environment even more disgusting.
Call for someone to fix the water damage and use an insecticide like MarroneBio Grandevo to handle any remaining pests. This helps remove the smell and with maintaining a fresh smell.
5. Whip Up a Quick Stovetop Fragrance
To create a fresh-smelling room instantly all you need are some cinnamon sticks, citrus peels, and a few drops of vanilla extract. Stick a pot of boiling water over the stove and boil the ingredients for an instant fragrance that gives your house an amazing smell.
Giving Your Home a Fresh Smell
Now you know everything you need to know about giving your room a fresh smell. Whether you want long-term freshness or short-term newness, our tips will leave your home with an inviting, good smell.
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