1. Keep your pets clean
Homes with pets also tend to smell. Make sure you wash your little pup in the tub every day. Those litter boxes can be the real culprit. Soak, scrub and wash them through with a mix of vinegar and baking soda. If you find that tough, get your pet a new one occasionally.
2. Watch the kitchen
Cooking odors, leftover food, rotting veggies or fruits – a kitchen can be home to numerous smells and stuff that can smell. Make sure you dispose garbage properly. Put away your veggies and fruits neatly to avoid inviting fleas. Also, garbage cans and dirty refrigerators can create bad stench. Baking soda in garbage cans, white vinegar wash insides of the fridge and cleaning every nook and corner are some things that can keep your kitchen clean and fresh.
3. Open up
No air is better than fresh air. Open window and doors so that air circulation can rid your home off bad smells and odors.
4. Rub vanilla extract
Vanilla extract is one of the easily found ingredients in any home. Rub some vanilla extract on a light bulb. Turn the light on and when the bulb heats up, a waft of sweet smelling vanilla will fill the air.
5. Go orange
Here is a cheap, easy and effective tip from re-use. Cut an orange in half, scoop out the pulp and add salt to the scooped out portion. Leave it at strategic corners of the room for fresh smelling areas all day long.
6. Soak sinks and drains in vinegar
All areas that are water prone are likely to emit odors regardless of how frequently you clean them. Let the bowls, sinks and drains soak in a cup of vinegar for 5 minutes at least. Clean and flush to reduce foul smells.
7. Burn those candles
There are a number of scented candles you can find in the market today. Place fragrant candles at different points in your home. Make sure you cover the bathrooms and kitchen as well. Burn them periodically to emit pleasant fragrance all over your home. This is aromatherapy and you can get them at your home without having to spend lots of money at a spa.
8. Clean that carpet
Have you been putting off carpet wash for long? You can see its effects now. Here is an easy and quick tip for odor-free carpets. Sprinkle baking soda on your carpets and let it sit for at least 15 minutes before vacuuming. Soda has the ability to soak up odors leaving your carpeted areas smelling fresh.
9. Go for natural aromas
If you love natural aromas, you do not have to go too far. Your kitchen is the best place for natural smelling fragrances that can also spring up your home. Cinnamon sticks, dried lavender and other herbs can be pleasantly fragrant, natural and easily accessible. Alternatively, you can also add nice smelling herbs in a pot of water and leave it to boil. Reduce heat and simmer to spread some lovely fragrance.