How To Make Your Home Smell Great (The Eco-Friendly Way)

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What do you do when you want to make your home smell great, but you don’t want to resort to using harsh chemical sprays and air fresheners? There are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your space smelling fresh and clean every time you walk through the door! Here are some tips from Austin cleaning company, It’s Cleaning Time!

Essential oils ​

Essential oils are a great, natural way to make any room smell amazing. You can add a few drops to a diffuser, a bowl of potpourri, or even your natural cleaners to add some extra oomph. Citrus is wonderful for the kitchen, while relaxing scents like lavender and vanilla are great for creating a soothing environment in the bedroom.

Dust​

Dusting is oftentimes lamented as an unnecessary chore – especially for those surfaces too high to see the top of, such as ceiling fans, light fixtures, air vents, and above the refrigerator. What many people don’t realize however, is that dust contains and absorbs odors. Not only can it make your home smell, it can also irritate your lungs, and contribute to asthma and allergies. It’s Cleaning Time! offers high dusting services, so you don’t even have to lug out your stepladder – just your phone!

Mop and vacuum​

Floors tend to be the dirtiest surfaces in our homes. People and pets track in dirt and debris multiple times a day. Be sure to clean your floors often, especially if you have pets. If you notice that pet odors tend to linger on your carpeted floors, try sprinkling some baking soda on them (you can mix it in a bowl with your favorite essential oil first, if you like), wait for 10 to 15 minutes, then vacuum. The baking soda will absorb the odors.

Candles​

Eco-friendly candles are a perfect finishing touch for any room, They create ambiance, make a space feel welcoming, and are a wonderful source of fragrance. For people worried about the risk of a fire, there are many types of candle and wax warmers available that still allow you to have the look and scent of candles, without the open flame.

Take out the trash​

It seems like an obvious contributor to unwanted smells, but can be overlooked. If you notice that there are lingering odors coming from your trash, try switching to smaller trash bags so that you’re able to take it out as needed. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a used dryer sheet and place it at the bottom of your trash can.

Don’t let dishes linger​

Another scent offender is the sink full of dishes that is left for the next day. Resist the urge to “let them soak” and try to get everything washed or in the dishwasher each night. Your nose will thank you.

Invest in a cleaning service​

All of us at It’s Cleaning Time! are committed to making our clients’ homes healthy and clean. We would love to talk with you about your specific needs, and have years of experience with green cleaning products and practices.


Please note – editorials and sponsored posts are written by guest writers to inform and educate the community on a variety of different viewpoints, as well as to share information about local eco-friendly businesses and organizations. However, they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Austin EcoNetwork. 

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