You might already know that smells have memories. When you walk into a room and you smell a waft of a particular flower, you could be transported back to a time when you had breakfast with your grandmother and she had those exact flowers on the table. At christmastime when you take the decorations from the attic and you get that weird mix of tinsel and dust, you may be transported back to your childhood.
There are certain smells of food that will take us places that we’ve been on other sides of the planet, and whenever you get that scent, it gives you a feeling of nostalgia. Making your house smell as nice as all of those beautiful scents can do may not be the easiest task, but it’s certainly not impossible. From buying the correct gel candle wax that is scented and smells exactly the way you imagined, to figuring out what smells you want in your home, you can make your home smell amazing with a little bit of planning. Here are some of the ways that you can make your house smell great.
- Get rid of the garbage. It’s so much easier to have a house that smells nice when you don’t have that smell of rubbish lingering under your nose. It’s a trivial thing, but if you have any rooms in your home that have any kind of trash can, go to those rooms and empty them out. Cleaning up the house and getting rid of all of the rubbish can clear out the bacteria that causes those bad smells that are lingering.
- Go on a hunt for mold. Specific types of mildew and mold can form in damp places of the house, and it’s very common after a leak. You will always be able to tell what scent in your house is mold, because of its distinctive aroma. Making sure that you are using a good antibacterial cleaner on these areas regularly will prevent that mildew from forming. You could even call a housecleaner to be able to hunt down the mold for you.
- Utilize your oven. Put a pot of water and lemon and citrus slices into the oven and switch it on. The heat will help to diffuse the scent of any fruit that you add into the bowl, and give your entire home that tropical aroma you’ve been looking for. Making your house smell divine is so much easier when you do something like this, because all you need to do is open the oven door after you turn it off and allow the fruit scented steam to spread.
Buy fresh flowers regularly. The fragrance of flowers can truly be mesmerized and, so you should make sure that you get some plants and flowers in that refresh the air of the house in general. It’s not just roses and tulips, but jasmine and eucalyptus that you could have in the home to make it smell eternally delicious. The plants can also help to maintain those oxygen levels in your house and make you feel good, so it’s a win-win all round.