For most homeowners, it can be pretty difficult not to become nose blind within your own home. “Nose blindness” basically consists of getting used to the smells and odours in our homes, such as smells from cooking, pets, and the constant rotation of people in and out of the home.
It’s been said that we can become almost 100% blind to the smells in our homes, but this same theory doesn’t apply to anyone who lives outside the home, such as your guests or friends!
Create a Stove Aroma
Stove simmer pots have become more popular in the last few years when you need a quick way to make your home smell good. To create a stove simmer of your own, simply gather your favorite aromatics such as cinnamon, lemon, lime, nutmeg, lavender, apple, mint etc. and create your own custom smelly blend to freshen the air in your home. Add these items into about a cup of water and let the mixture simmer on low on the stove. Stir your mixture every so often for an extra release of smell and let it simmer throughout the day.
Dryer sheets are no longer just for the dryer! They have many great uses for cleaning, clothing care, and making your home smell amazing. Simple, take a fresh dryer sheet and clean off your baseboards and mouldings. As you rub the sheet and these areas, it will leave behind a super fresh smell and collect any dust that may be hiding. Do this every few weeks to keep your home smelling fresh and somewhat dust-free.
Invite The Outside In
Finally, one of the best ways to eliminate constant odours in the home is to let your home air out regularly. This means opening up all vents, doors and windows and letting the fresh air run through the whole house. Try to do this for a few hours every three to four days for maximum results and freshness. The air from the outside will move out any stale air that may be stuck in rotation and bring in fresh scents to clean out your home with minimal effort. This is also a great time to light a few scented candles or try a stove simmer, as the fresh air will take all those great smells and spread them around the home.