Eliminating household odors
With the holiday season upon us, a big part of seasonal house cleaning is to remove stale odors and replace them with warm, inviting scents such as cinnamon pinecone, or Chocolate chip cookies. Because winter weather keeps the house closed up more often, it can be difficult to remove annoying household odors. This is particularly true if the home is older. Clearing out the clutter and giving your home a chance to breathe is a great way to get nice aromatic smells coming in.
The old-fashioned way to make a difference is to air out your home by opening windows. This is somewhat effective in letting in fresh air and removing stale smells. In order to maintain fresh scents in your home, you need to provide consistent airflow. Using simple logic, make a list of problem areas that tend to collect odors. You are probably already aware of the problem areas of your home. The following suggestions are affordable and practical ideas to help you add to your odor-fighting arsenal.
Fabric softener sheets
Strategically placing a dryer sheet in closets, storage areas, and drawers can keep these areas fresh smelling. The simple act of opening doors or drawers will pleasantly release clean-scented aromas to chase away stale-smelling odors. This time of year, you may even find some holiday themed scents such as pine or apple-cinnamon. Placing them over air vents can be effective because dryer sheets become active when exposed to heat or movement. Placing them in a vacuum cleaner bag or over the heap filter allows you to share a pleasant aroma while you are vacuuming your home. Tucking a scented dryer sheet in any hidden area will provide a subtle and pleasant aroma for you and your guests.
Removing pet odors
Shedding fur and dander is natural for all animals. If you have indoor pets, they are a very common source of unpleasant odors in the home. Pet stains and odors can permeate carpets and furnishings, creating very unpleasant odors in a home. The only way to deal with this is to give carpets and furniture a thorough cleaning that will remove pet odors. Once they have been eliminated, you can work on providing a fresh, clean smell to your home. It is also important to change bird papers regularly and to choose a strategic location for cat litter boxes. Birdcages and litter boxes should be placed in areas where the airflow cannot carry their odors to other parts of your home. Vigilant and frequent cleaning of the litter tray and birdcage is crucial.
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