From time to time you might experience unwanted smells and unpleasant odours in your home.
1) Keep your soft furnishings clean.
Bad smells and odours can cling to fabrics and carpets more than other belongings in your home, and if you have unpleasant smells in your house then it could be because of your soft furnishings. Use a carpet cleaner or steam cleaner to kill bacteria and to destroy stains and scents in your soft furnishings. Remember to regularly clean them using the right tools to ensure that they’re in the best shape possible, and that they always smell fresh and clean. Once you know you have clean furnishings then you can use a scented fabric spray for an extra boost of freshness. Never use these products to mask odours though, as it simply won’t work!
2) Take extra precautions if you have pets in your home.
If you share your home with pets then it’s likely that you have to deal with unpleasant odours quite frequently! To stop pet scents in their tracks make sure that you bathe your animals regularly. Use a magnetised brush to lift pet hair from your soft furnishings and use a steam cleaner to kill bacteria quickly and efficiently. If you have a dog then make sure to clean and dry their paws every time they enter the house to make sure that they aren’t tracking dirt anywhere, and always make sure pet bowls are thoroughly clean to avoid pet food smells!
3) Clean your bin regularly.
Even if you empty your bin regularly the smells can still linger. Take the time to sanitise your bin.
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Either use an antibacterial spray or a weak mixture of bleach and water. Spray the inside of the bin and rinse. Leave to air dry for a fantastically clean and smell-free bin!
4) Make sure your fridge is always clean.
Food odours can cling to your fridge, leaving your kitchen smelling terrible! Make sure you always clear your fridge of expired products and thoroughly clean it regularly. Mix together lemon juice and water and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Remove everything from your fridge and spray the shelves, drawers and walls. Wipe down with a clean cloth and replace everything for an immaculately clean and fresh-smelling fridge!
5) Use deodorising products.
Deodorising products can be great for your home, but never use them to mask odours as they won’t be as effective. Use bicarbonate of soda in your cupboards, a half-lemon in your fridge and room sprays to get rid of smells that you don’t want!
6) Freshen your home.
There’s no air freshening spray or room deodoriser that can compare to the clean scent of fresh air. On a sunny day try opening out your doors and windows to give your home a thorough airing-out.
You’ll be impressed at how effective this is, and you home will be left smelling much fresher for a lot longer!