14 Easy and Effective Ways to Get Your Entire Home Smelling Amazing

As a mom and wife, keeping the house smelling fresh can sometimes feel like a never-ending battle, especially with kids and pets running around.

But I've found a few quick hacks that really help, don't take a lot of time, and use things that you'll easily find around your home.

These little tricks make a big difference in creating a welcoming and pleasant-smelling home for your family!

Simmer a pot of water with citrus peels and spices like cinnamon and cloves

To do this, fill a pot with water and add citrus peels such as lemon, orange, or lime, along with a few cinnamon sticks and cloves.

Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer on the stove, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for as long as desired, adding more water as needed.

As the water heats up, it releases the natural oils and fragrance from the citrus peels and spices into the air, filling your home with a fresh and inviting scent.

Grind citrus peels in your garbage disposal

Simply toss citrus peels like lemon or orange into your garbage disposal, turn it on, and let it grind away.

The natural oils in the peels help to neutralize odors, leaving a fresh citrus scent behind.

Bake a muffin tin with vanilla extract and cinnamon on your oven's lowest setting

Fill a muffin tin with a mixture of vanilla extract and ground cinnamon, then place it in your oven on the lowest setting.

As the mixture heats up, it releases a warm, comforting aroma throughout your home, reminiscent of freshly baked goods.

Sprinkle carpets with baking soda before vacuuming to absorb odors

Before vacuuming, sprinkle baking soda liberally over your carpets and rugs.

Let it sit for about 15-30 minutes to absorb odors, then vacuum it up along with any dirt and debris.

Baking soda acts as a natural deodorizer, leaving your carpets smelling clean and fresh.

Keep fresh flowers or indoor plants to naturally freshen the air

Plants like peace lilies, spider plants, and bamboo palms are known for their air-purifying qualities, helping to eliminate odors and improve indoor air quality.

Use essential oil diffusers with your favorite scents

Fill an essential oil diffuser with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, peppermint, or eucalyptus.

Turn on the diffuser to release a fine mist of aromatic oil particles into the air, filling your home with a pleasant scent and promoting relaxation or energy, depending on the oil used.

Place bowls of baking soda mixed with essential oils in different rooms

Mix baking soda with a few drops of essential oils in a small bowl and place them in various rooms around your home.

Alternatively, you can mix baking soda with water to form a paste, then press it into silicone molds. Let it dry overnight, then pop the discs out of the molds.

Place them in closets, drawers, or anywhere that needs freshening.

The baking soda absorbs odors while the essential oils add a delightful fragrance, creating a fresh and inviting atmosphere in every room.

Open windows for a breath of fresh air, weather permitting

This simple act helps to ventilate your space, remove stale odors, and bring in the crisp, clean scent of the outdoors.

Use scented candles or wax melts in high-traffic areas

Light scented candles or use wax melts in high-traffic areas like the living room, kitchen, or bathroom.

The warmth from the candle or wax warmer releases the fragrance into the air, masking unpleasant odors and filling your home with inviting scents.

Sprinkle baking soda in garbage bins regularly

To prevent garbage bins from developing unpleasant odors, sprinkle baking soda in the bottom of each bin before adding a new garbage bag.

The baking soda helps to absorb moisture and neutralize odors, keeping your bins smelling fresh between cleanings.

Place fabric softener sheets in closets and drawers

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Place fabric softener sheets in closets, drawers, and other enclosed spaces to impart a fresh scent to your clothes and linens.

The sheets act as natural deodorizers, leaving behind a pleasant fragrance that lasts for days.

Make a DIY air freshener spray

Mix water with a few drops of your favorite essential oils in a spray bottle. Or combine equal parts water and witch hazel in a spray bottle, then add a few drops of your favorite essential oils.

Shake well and mist onto curtains, upholstery, bedding, or into the air to instantly freshen up your space with delightful scents.

Freshen upholstery with vodka

Fill a spray bottle with vodka and spritz lightly onto upholstery and fabric surfaces. As the alcohol evaporates, it takes odors with it, leaving behind a fresh scent.

Hang scented sachets around your home

Fill small cloth bags or sachets with dried herbs, flowers, or potpourri. Place them in closets, drawers, linen closets and even your pillow to add a subtle fragrance to your linens and clothing.

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