HOW TO MAKE THE HOUSE SMELL NICE
FIRSTLY, ASK YOURSELF – WHY DOES MY ROOM SMELL?
2,000 litres of air passes through our nose each day, meaning our brains are bombarded with smells. Using a natural filter to adapt to scents that are constantly around us, they allow us to focus on those that could pose potential threat. The issue, however, is that this can lead to our homes smelling bad as we become less able to recognise offensive odours…
It is therefore important to know what can cause bad smells within your home and eradicate these the best you can before bringing scent to help further:
Are you getting enough fresh air? It may seem like an obvious place to start but opening your windows for even a few minutes will help to flush out any musty air and restore air circulation. There is no ‘right amount’ that your room should get but aim for at least five-minutes daily.
Harness the humidity. Places that are cold and wet such as the bathroom or kitchen are prone to mould and mildew, which can cause a damp smell. Make sure you install a good ventilation system to stop this.
Clean your carpets and walls. Your carpets and walls absorb bad smells over time, so they shouldn’t be overlooked. Vacuum your carpet regularly to lift any lingering smells and give your walls a wash every year or so. A fresh lick of paint never hurts either!
Stop pet smells. If you have pets, you can buy an inexpensive black light from most pet shops to spot and then treat urine traces that will show up under the florescent lighting.
Downsize your bins. Big bins are a blessing when you don’t want to empty them each day, but this can result in a build-up of waste that brings smells even the best bins can’t contain. The smaller the bin the better, as the less stink this will cause.
STEP 2: HOW TO GET RID OF SMELLS IN THE HOUSE WITH ODOUR NEUTRALISATION
In areas where smells tend to be bad, it’s important that you don’t just mask the odours but neutralise them. Our Air Wick® Aerosol Sprays provide the perfect way to eliminate odours in seconds, as well as provide a long lasting fragrance that will brighten your home and bring a welcoming touch in an instant.
For those areas that are prone to bad smells, perhaps the bathroom, or the hallway where dirty shoes are left out – you may want something that is permanently ‘on’. Our Automatic Sprays will continuously work to keep that area refreshed with fragrance for up to 70 days, neutralising odours through the air freshener dispenser. Whether you want to place it on a wall, shelf or cupboard, simply choose your fragrance level and let it do its thing.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR HOUSE SMELLING GOOD ALL THE TIME
One way to keep your home smelling good all the time is to define its personality, so that you can tell your own unique scent story. With Air Wick® Plug-Ins, you can put one in any area of your home that you want to accent with amazing fragrance – with refills that last up to 100 days on the minimum setting. In fact, depending on which room in the house, our room guides will offer scent recommendations for each, whether you want one in your hallway, living room, bedroom or other.
Another way to allow fragrance oil to be released into the air of your home is with the elegance of our Air Wick® Reed Diffuser. Its stylish simplicity makes it a perfect addition to any room in the house, and particularly works well within the hallway, or on a bedroom table or bathroom shelf. Regardless of your favourite scent, we have a range of fragrances to suit your home – from floral lavender to fresh fragrances like cotton and linen.
No matter how nice your home is, smell is a very powerful sense – and can take over other senses if you are dealing with bad odours. Once you have followed our steps to eliminating and neutralising the smells within your home, enjoy experimenting with all your favourite home fragrances to find the perfect one to complement your space. Explore our full fragrance range to find your favourite today.