Aside from having well-thought-out decor, many homeowners also strive to achieve a nice smelling house. However, it is also something we get easily complacent with -- since we're always at home, we tend to get used to its smell and forego trying to make it better, but that shouldn't be the case! To help you get started, here are a few things you can find in your pantry that can amp up the ambiance in your home:
1. Clean with fruit.
Did you know that lemons are wonder cleaners? From the peels to the juice, you can use it to remove mildew from the shower, soap scum on kitchen counters and even whiten the toilet bowl. The best part? It leaves behind an invigorating citrus scent that keeps your home smelling fresh all day! Read about other uses of lemon juice for the home.
If you’re having guests over (or even if you aren’t!), baking a few trays of goodies benefits everyone. Aside from making your home smell like cinnamon and sugar for an entire day, you have ready-to-eat snacks on-hand for yourself and your friends for the next couple of weeks, too.
3. Grind your own coffee beans.
There’s nothing better than the smell of coffee in the morning. Buy a bag of local coffee beans and grind them yourself—not only does it taste better when you drink it for breakfast, but it will also make your house smell fantastic.
Turn your daily cleansing routine into a therapeutic experience with a bundle of eucalyptus. Tie a few sprigs around the showerhead and run a hot bath—the steam will activate the oils in the eucalyptus and create a spa-like ambiance with a minty fresh aroma you’ll never forget. You can find bundles of eucalyptus at grocery stores and flower shops. Read how you can de-stress in the shower with one simple trick.
5. Set out a bowl of oats.
Yes, you read it right—raw, unflavored oats! Fill a bowl with oats and set it wherever you need deodorizing. While it may not leave a one-of-a-kind aroma, it can absorb funky odors and hold it for a few days to keep it from spreading around the home.