No one wants their home to smell gunky. No one wants to come home to a fog of bad smells, and they certainly don’t want to invite guests over when three’s a stork hanging in the air.
If your home smells bad it can be unpleasant and embarrassing, to say the least. The good news is, there are lots of things you can do to banish bad smells and keep your home sweet, including the following:
Don’t block the drains
If you have drain cleaning problems, then your home is definitely not going to smell fresh. The most common reason why drains get blocked is that people throw things down there that they should not.
Fodo debris, and especially fats, should never be poured down the sink or they will cause a clog., If your drain does start to feel clogged using a drain snake to clear it is sensible, as is calling a professional when the problem gets too bad.
Freshen the carpets
Carpets hold on to a lot of bad smells which become trapped in the fabric over time and can cause a definite funk in your home. As well as vacuuming regularly, something you should do to keep them fresh is to mix a little baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Sprinkle liberally over the carpet and leave for as long as you can before vacuuming. The soda will soak up the smells and your home will be left smelling of fresh, lowly essential oils.
Keep baking soda in the fridge
If your home suffers from fridge funk, baking soda can also help. Keep an open package in the fridge and it will effortlessly absorb those odors.
Solve the garbage stench
If your garbage cans are a common cause of bad smells in your home, then start by using scented garbage bags which will help to mask any unpleasant odors, then commit to taking out the trash more often than you currently do. Sprinkling own baking soda onto trash cans, or even better, washing them with vinegar and
Plug in an aromatherapy diffuser
Once you have done everything else, plug in an aromatherapy diffuser, add water and essential oils, and ensure that your house always smells fresh and inviting for your family and your guests.
If you have filters, such as in your air-con or humidifier, then you will need to change them regularly otherwise they could start pumping out air and water, etc., which is far less clean than is ideal, and often this can result in a musty, funky smell that is far from ideal.
Keep the place clean
It’s obvious, but keeping your home clean is really important. You should regularly scrub, dust, and tidy your house to get rid of any lingering dust, dirt or mold that could cause a funk to occur.
As you can see, there is no reason for your home to smell bad when it is so easy to keep the funk at bay.