How to make your home smell great and alleviate allergy symptoms

  • By: Bee
  • Date: May 6, 2022
  • Time to read: 3 min.

The smell is the first thing that people notice when they visit your home.

Have you ever headed out for a vacation only to be greeted by a weird smell upon return? If yes, then that’s how your house always smells to the outsiders. That’s because prolonged exposure to odors makes it hard for you to notice any changes. It’s known as sensory adaptation, or casually, “nose blindness.”

It’s said that the real smell of clean is no smell whatsoever. However, getting your home to smell like nothing is almost impractical.

As long as you have kids, pets, and other occupants in the house, you’re set to end up with a series of different scents. On top of that, cooking, among other household chores, is bound to expose you to different aromas.

However, there are several effective ways to eliminate unpleasant smells without going back to artificial room freshening sprays. 

Listed below are some of the best ways on how to make your house smell great.

Clean Your Garbage Disposal

Failure to dispose of your garbage might be the source of the musty odor in your kitchen. 

It’s relatively easy to get your garbage disposal smelling pleasant once again. To accomplish this, collect old orange and lemon peels and place them in ice cube trays containing water. The subsequent step involves freezing all the content and run it through your disposal.

The ice cubes possess abrasive properties that make them ideal for cleaning disposal blades, while peels have natural and chemical properties that help freshen something unpleasant. 

Add Essential Oils to Your Air Filter

If you intend to make your entire house smell fresh, add several drops of prime essential oils to your air filter. Your HVAC system will circulate the pleasant smell across the house and make the whole house, including its contents to smell great.

Another advantage of using essential oils is that they possess natural healing properties. They’re also devoid of chemicals and synthetic fillers. 

Sprinkle Baking Soda on Carpets

Traditional old baking soda possesses natural cleansing properties, and it’s quite affordable. To keep carpets smelling awesome, particularly in areas with high traffic such as hallways, consider sprinkling baking soda and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes-vacuum as normally do and enjoy fresh, odorless air. 

Deodorize with Dryer Sheets

Trash cans can get highly smelly. To prevent them from spreading the odor to the whole house, add a dryer sheet to the bottom to deodorize some of the nasty smells. 

Bring the Outside in

Many people who grow plants indoors do it for the sole purpose of decorating their homes, but these plants offer more than that. Several plants such as gardenias, jasmine provide a pleasant aroma as well. However, this only achievable if you ready to take care of them. 

How to reduce allergy symptoms in the home?

Dust Smart 

Dust and mold particles are the primary causes of allergy. When wiping, clean from top to bottom to not spread dust on areas you have already cleaned.

Besides, avoid brushing the dust away using a feather duster or piece of cloth. Rather than moving it around, damp microfiber cloths will trap the dust. Keep in mind to clean curtains, blinds, as well as ceiling fans. 

Keep Your Beddings Clean

It’s necessary to purchase a dust cover for your mattress, which is vulnerable to becoming a host to dust mites over time. Besides, keep the headboard and bedframe clean, especially if they are covered in fabric. 

Restrain the Volume of Pollen You Let Inside

If possible, keep the windows shut, especially if you own air conditioning to prevent pollen from being brown inside.

Consider placing a mat at the door to wipe your feet or opt to take off your shoes before stepping inside your house.

On top of that, maintaining the cool temperature within the home helps lessen humidity. Humidity sets an ideal environment for the growth of mold and mites.

Keep Your Filters Clean and Functional

First and foremost, ensure the filters you have are in good condition and devoid of dust, similar to those in your central heating and air conditioning system. Ensure all of them are functional. 

If you don’t have filters at your disposal, consider adding several to your air conditioning system. This will ensure the air circulating your house is fresh and clean, hence alleviating allergy symptoms. 

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