You want to feel comfortable and at ease inside your own home, but that’s hard to do when you have a foul stench wafting through the air. At Whole Home Scenting, we want to help you choose the right home scent diffuser to renew your home’s freshness, but there are additional steps you can take to rid your home of noxious smells.
Sometimes, even after you take out the trash, you can still detect the remnants of the smell. It could be the trash can itself that you smell rather than the garbage itself. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda inside the trash, following that up with a few spritzes of a disinfecting spray to take care of lingering bacteria.
Offensive odors pouring from your refrigerator may be enough to ruin your appetite. Here is another scenario where baking soda serves as a lifesaver. Store an open box inside your fridge. Store all leftovers in containers with secure lids, and double-wrap especially pungent foods you put in the fridge.
Many people don’t clean their dishwasher as often as they should, which can lead to the appliance funking up between cycles. Rinse dishes off before placing them in the dishwasher to keep smells to a minimum, and use dishwasher cleaning tablets to take care of lingering food particles.
The key to keeping your toilet from becoming a source of bad smells is to clean it before it looks like it needs cleaning. Apply a toilet bowl cleaner to the toilet bowl at least once a week to keep your bathroom smelling and looking fresh. Once you finish cleaning, follow it up with a half-cup of bleach added to the bowl water.
If you use your microwave a lot, it can easily take on food spatters, stains, and smells. To keep the multitude of odors from assaulting your nose every time you open the microwave, boil a quart of water with lemon slices for four or five minutes. The steam loosens stains to make it easier to wipe them away. Once the inside of your microwave looks like new, leave the door open to air out lingering smells.
When you think about how much time you spend in your bed, it makes sense that your mattress can smell after several months. When you catch a whiff of something coming from your mattress, sprinkle a bit of baking soda on it and let it sit for a while. Vacuum it all up and enjoy stink-free dreams.
While great for protecting hardwood floors and adding style to a room, carpets can also trap smells. Sprinkle baking powder or deodorizing cleaner powder on your rugs and let it settle before vacuuming it all up.
Smells become trapped behind closed closet doors, so leave yours open to air out the small space. If the closet stench is especially bad, use a closet dehumidifier to pull moisture from the air and your clothes.
No matter the room or the smell, a home scent diffuser can help you reclaim your space and feel at ease in your home. To find the best home diffuser, reach out to a Whole Home Scenting representative today.