Amazing smelling home – How to create great scents

30 Jul, 2021

Amazing smelling home – How to create great scents

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This If like me you love to have an amazing smelling home but you struggle to keep it fresh, read on. In this blog we have outline a number of great ideas for how to create great scents in the home for every homeowner to look forward to coming home after work.  If you love pets and gardens and have children constantly running in and out of the house you might find this useful.

How to create an amazing smelling home

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Dried flowers can add a subtle yet refreshing aroma to the dullest room in Winter Pexels – CCO Licence

When you’re focusing on improving your home, it’s easy to prioritize home décor or interior design. However, its scent is one of the most recognizable things about your home and it’s one of the easiest things to change.

While home improvement projects often require time, money, and resources, making an amazing smelling home and keeping it smelling fresh and inviting is simple and straightforward. To find out how to make your home smell amazing, take a look at these top tips now:

  1. Use an air filter

Contaminants in the air can contribute to unpleasant aromas and a sense of mustiness, which isn’t something you want to associate with your home. By using an air filter, you can improve the air quality inside your property.

As well as helping to remove unpleasant odors, this can enhance your health too. You might notice a decrease in allergy symptoms when you use an air purifier around your home, for example. 

  1. Keep the property ventilated

As well as using an air filter to get rid of unwanted smells, keeping your property ventilated will keep it smelling and feeling fresh.

It’s particularly important to open windows and/or use an extractor fan while you’re cooking, as this will prevent food smells from emanating throughout the property or becoming a permanent fixture. 

Prevent dank smelling mold from forming

In addition to this, properties require adequate ventilation to prevent damp and mould from forming.

While you might not notice them straight away, both damp and mould carry an unpleasant aroma that can infiltrate your home. By ensuring the building is properly ventilated, however, you can ensure that condensation doesn’t cause damp or mould to thrive in your home. 

  1. Vacuum furniture

You probably spend a substantial amount of time cleaning and tidying your home, but how often do you deep clean your furniture? Sofas and chairs are used frequently but they aren’t typically deep cleaned regularly. While you may not need to shampoo sofas or have them professionally cleaned on a weekly basis, you can help to keep them smelling great by vacuuming them regularly. 

Keeping all soft furnishings clean and fresh will help you maintain an amazing smelling home.

  1. Display fresh flowers

Fresh flowers don’t just look spectacular in your home, their natural scent creates a welcoming and uplifting aroma too. With freshly cut bouquets delivered to your door by Fig & Bloom, you can enhance your home in an instant.

Whether you want to surround yourself with your favourite blooms, create a stylish centrepiece, or experiment with exotic stems, a bouquet of fresh flowers is a perfect way to keep your home smelling great. 

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Sweet scented bouquets of jasmine are a delightful way to help your house smell good
  1. Use essential oils

Essential oils are available in a wide variety of scents, which means you can use them to reflect your mood and the season. Using a diffuser or adding essential oils to an air purifier will encourage the scent to gently travel through the property and have a subtle yet noticeable impact.

This addition can really help you achieve an amazing smelling home. What’s more – you can choose essential oils that promote relaxation when you want to unwind or oils that energize and motivate you when you’re in need of some inspiration. 

  1. Try baking soda on carpets

While vacuuming carpets and rugs can help to remove dirt and debris, this isn’t always enough to get rid of unwanted smells. Although there are plenty of carpet shampoos on the market, these can be time-consuming to use as you may need to avoid walking on the treated area for some time. Diligent carpet cleaning can help you achieve an amazing smelling home. 

However, when you have pets a few occasional efforts may not be enough. Many people find that sprinkling baking soda on to carpets and rugs on a routine basis is an effective way to make them smell fresh again. Simply sprinkle over the carpet and leave for 10-15 minutes before vacuuming. 

As baking soda has naturally deodorizing properties, it can be a great way to remove lingering scents. Of course, you’ll want to test it on an inconspicuous area first to ensure it works well in your home. 

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Scented candles are a tactical addition to any room and help to maintain an amazing smelling home
  1. Get baking

If you’re in need of a quick fix, throwing something in the oven can be a fast way to get your home smelling great. After all, who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly baked cookies? If you’re inviting guests to your home, prepare something from scratch and have it baking in the oven, ready for when they arrive. This is a guaranteed way to keep an amazing smelling home and make it welcoming.

Alternatively, pick up a ready-to-bake cake and simply put it in the oven at the appropriate time for minimal hassle. 

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Make sure you have some freshly baked bread ready to enhance your amazing smelling home

Keep an amazing smelling home

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to keep an amazing smelling home, and and to keep it smelling fresh. But you’ll need to adjust and maintain your routine if you want it to stay that way. Over time, we become accustomed to the way our home smells and we no longer notice the scent. By using different aromas at varying times, however, you can ensure your home always smells divine.


How to find pet sitters for when you travel

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Using a trusted housesitting and petsitting network you can connect with pet lovers who will pet sit for free

Depending on the kind of pet you have you will need to find a petsitter who will be caring and attentive. Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in our Housesitmatch network. However, we have many other pets that we care for including smaller pets like rabbits, and pocket pets like guinea pigs.

Petsitting and housesitting abroad

We also have horses and donkeys in our network that need love and attention when their owners go away on holiday or business trips. Some of these pets are in properties in the UK where we as a company are based. Yet we have many other pets to care for abroad in housesitting assignments all over the world.

Pet sitters in holiday homes with pets

Find pet sitters well ahead of your trip then you and your pet can relax and enjoy the break

If you have a holiday home abroad where you keep your pets, we can also find pet sitters to help you, no matter where the home. Our housesitting and petsitting network is global with pet lovers and experienced petsitters all over to help you.

At Housesitmatch we can help you to find pet sitters who will travel to your home at their expense. They will live on your property while looking after your pet and pay for their own upkeep. It is a very affordable collaboration that benefits both you and the pet housesitter.

Try a network that offers trusted pet sitters who pet sit for free

The beauty of a trusted housesitting and petsitting network like is that we have thoroughly ID checked all our members for safety.

So every one can see when the checks are clear and complete. We like to offer transparency to build trust within our network.



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