If you’re like most people, the smell of your home is an important part of your well-being. And while we tend to notice unpleasant odors more than pleasant ones, there are some ways to reduce unwanted smells in your home. Reducing odors in your home can be done without expensive air fresheners or other chemical treatments.
Find the Source of the Smell
It doesn’t matter if you have the strongest deodorant on the market. If you can’t find the source of the odor, you’ll have a recurring problem. For example, in the kitchen, you can be surprised that the trash can itself is the source of the stench even after you have removed the trash bag. It could also be some leftovers wreaking in the fridge. You can use baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and vinegar to clean and disinfect the affected areas in the kitchen.
Open the Windows
Fresh air is the most powerful of all-natural odor eliminators. The more fresh air you get, the more your house will smell clean. There are two main reasons why our homes get stuffy. First, we keep our windows closed in nice weather to prevent drafts, but that also prevents the free flow of air throughout the home. Second, we use heaters or air conditioners, creating a wind-free zone where things can get stale quickly.
Get the Rugs Cleaned
Your favorite wool rug can become smelly over time. As your family walks on it or pets use it as a bed, the fibers absorb the dirt and sweat from their bodies. Over time, this creates an unpleasant odor. Cleaning your rug at least once per week will remove dirt, dust, dander, and other allergens that collect in the fibers of your rug. You also want to make sure to get your rug professionally cleaned every once in a while.
Reducing odors in your home doesn’t have to be difficult. It just takes a little extra work and some everyday items you may already have on hand. To learn more about reducing odors at home, contact Spotless Carpet Cleaners.