Winter can be a long, draining season. The days are shorter, the weather is cold, and the house is shut up tight. Along with cold toes and flu season, this means that it’s harder to keep your home smelling fresh and airy than it is in the spring or summer when you can leave the windows open. When our cleaning service gets through making every surface in your home spick and span, you can easily enjoy a couple of days of freshness. But what do you do a week later when the scent of lemon or pomegranate has gone away? Here are some tips on how to keep your home smelling fresh and clean.
Essential Oil Diffusers
Not only can these products add another element of design to a space, they can fill the rooms with a pleasant aroma. You can easily switch out the scent for one of your favorites, or a seasonal scent like pumpkin spice, peppermint, or rose. All you need to do is fill it with water and add a few drops of your favorite oil.
Lemon Scented Vinegar
When you’re cleaning with a chemical disinfectant just to hide pet odors or stuffy winter smells, it can create a cloud of smells that no nose will appreciate. The next time you break out the duster, use a mixture of vinegar and lemon instead. Not only will your home smell great, it will be clean and sanitized as well.
The couch or loveseat in the living room and even upholstered chairs in the dining room and pick up smells from food, dust, grime, and many other things laying around the house. If you don’t want to use a store-bought chemical-filled fabric spray, you can quickly create your own. In a spray bottle, add some water, baking soda, and your favorite essential oil and spray just a couple of times a few feet away from the fabric. Too close and you’ll just get the fabric wet, which leads to other problems.
Use Your Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposal? To make your home smell fresh? Trust us, we’re a professional cleaning service here to rescue your stuffy home! Whenever you cook with lemons, lime, or any citrus fruit, throw it in the garbage disposal instead of the trash. This can get rid of any smells coming from that area and make the surrounding space smell fresh.
Make Your Own Potpourri
If you don’t feel like baking up a batch of your favorite cookies, try making your own potpourri! Using a small crockpot, add in water, lemon, and a favorite herb (we recommend rosemary or mint). There are also several other ingredients you can use to create a smell that represents your style, get creative with cranberry, cinnamon, orange, cloves, vanilla, and so many more.
When winter doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon, get creative and add some spring and summer smells to your home.
With each visit, White Glove Cleaning service will ensure that your home smells it’s freshest, despite being closed up the outside. With us, you can count on having a home that clean, sanitized, and smelling great. Give us a call today for a free estimate.