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Key habits for a fresh home

Key habits for a fresh home

We tend to spend a lot of time in our homes so it’s important to ensure that it stays fresh and welcoming for both your family and any guests that decide to drop by. 

To get your home smelling clean and inviting, you’ll first need to know what can cause unwanted stuffy odours in your home and how to stop them cropping up again. Equally, you’ll benefit from knowing the best ways to keep a room smelling fresh all day long by incorporating Air Wick home fragrances around the home.

What can stop your house from smelling fresh and habits that may prevent it

As we spend a lot of time in our homes, we can become used to the smells that can indicate that it isn’t as fresh as it could be. There can be several contributing factors which can cause your home to smell musty or stale, so you’ll want to figure out what the culprit might be in your home, and how to prevent it from occurring again.

Wash your laundry regularly

Whether it’s your gym gear, party dress or a work outfit, your laundry basket is full of clothes that have been exposed to body odour, bacteria and the environment. All of which can infiltrate your room and leave an unwanted smell, especially if it’s been sat there for a while.  So, regularly washing your clothes is good for both your hygiene and the smell of your home.

Properly dry your wet washing

If you have to dry your clothes inside your home, it might result in an unpleasant damp smell as the laundry could be releasing too much moisture in the air. This is a common problem with smaller spaces when there is less space for moisture particles to disperse. This could mean it takes longer for your laundry to dry and this damp environment allows for mould to grow in the fibres. It’s this mould that can prevent your home from smelling fresh and clean.

If you’re wondering how to keep your living room smelling fresh when you’re doing laundry, there are a few things you can try to eliminate the problem of mould. Invest in a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture – and help your clothes to dry faster – or opt to do smaller loads and hang them close to your radiators. And, to keep your home smelling fresh all day long, the Air Wick Automatic Sprays are ideal – they provide a burst of fragrance that will brighten up any room.

Keep rooms well ventilated

One of the best ways to freshen up your home is to open windows and doors to clear out stifled air and stimulate air circulation. Keeping your rooms well ventilated will also help remove moisture created by condensation in your home. Try to do this for at least five minutes a day to get into the habit of freshening up your home.

Give surfaces a regular dusting

You wouldn’t think that dust would contribute to a strange smell in your home, but it does. Dust is made up of things such as dead skin cells, dirt, pet hair, clothing fibres, pollen and bacteria. These can impact the quality of the air in your home, and a build-up of dust can lead to an unwanted smell. You’ll want to regularly dust your surfaces with a damp cloth, starting at the top and working downwards to effectively remove it all. This is a habit for a clean home that will keep your space smelling wonderful and help keep your family safe.

Add fragrance to your home

After you’ve tackled the sources of any smells in your home, the perfect way to make it even fresher and more welcoming is to add a fragrance. Introduce a subtle scent to your home with Air Wick Aerosol. It comes in a variety of fragrances to suit every room in the house, and you can spray it any time you want a boost of freshness.