by Jell Jamias
Just like how we humans have our distinct smell, our homes have a particular smell as well. You may have observed this by visiting your grandma's/relatives abode or your friend's pad. And we already have great tips that we can find from books and the internet that can make our home sweet home smell great. However, the big question would be "how can we maintain that great smell of our home?" right? Artificial air fresheners can only offer much so it is also up to us how to make this good smell last longer.
Here are some tips that you may want to follow to help maintain that good aroma coming from your home.
__REMOVAL OF THE UNPLEASANT SMELL __
First things first, ensuring the proper disposal of your household garbage can greatly affect how your home can smell. Always keep the lid closed and throw away your garbage daily as the smell of your garbage mixing with the air freshener/essential oil diffuser can cut down the diffusion of the fragrance over time. And so to neutralize the odor, placing a charcoal powder on a linen pouch and placing it under the lid of the trash bin can greatly help eliminate the stench smell of the garbage as charcoal not only absorbs the odor but moisture as well.
If charcoal is not available, baking soda can do an excellent job too!. Aside from being a useful cleaning agent, baking soda can also eliminate odors. Just like putting some on your carpet to suck up unpleasant odors (especially if you have pets which makes it their hobby to pee on your carpet) or couch. just place an ample amount on the carpet and couch, let sit for 15-20 minutes and then vacuum it up.
__NATURAL SCENT IS THE WAY TO GO __
Each of us have different preferences when it comes to fragrance that we want in our home. There are vast scents that we can choose from! However, if you love fragrances, then you may have observed that there is a difference in smell between artificial air freshener and natural aroma. There are also many advantages of using or creating your own scent instead of using a commercially produced air freshener. Like how homemade air freshener cost less, personalized scent to your liking is safer for your family's health, as commercially produced air freshener sometimes contains chemicals that can cause allergy and asthma and produces less environmental impact.
A recipe for homemade air freshener starts with the basic ingredients which include the following:
- 1 cup water (better if distilled but tap water works fine too)
- 2 ½ tablespoon of rubbing alcohol or pure vanilla extract
- 15-20 drops of your desired essential oils ( you can combine two or more essential oils that you love
Just mix everything together. That's it and you're good to go!
__WHEN IT COMES TO CLEANING, CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY __
We sometimes forget that the key to maintaining the good smell of your home is to keep your home clean. By consistently having a clean home you make your home less likely to smell unpleasant. However, if you have kids or pets around the house all the time adding it about being busy with work means no house cleaning can be done. But no worries, cause many solutions can help you with that problem. For example, booking a professional cleaning service from companies like Manila Maid which offers highly efficient staff and services to your liking. But here’s the catch, by booking multiple cleanings you can avail of a discount. They offer cleaning services for homes in the following areas: Makati, Mandaluyong, Ortigas, BGC, Taguig, Parañaque, Pasay and Eastwood and more! Contact us to find out if we provide service in your area!