If you’ve ever walked into a house that just smelled funky, then you know that having a pleasant-smelling house is a pretty important detail.
This makes your life better.
It tends to make us happier.
However, it’s also important for health and wellness.
See, we often forget that smells actually consist of small particles that we breathe in through our nostrils, and then ‘sense’ with our olfactory nerves.
In other words, when you smell dog poop, what’s literally happening is that tiny particles of dog poop are getting pulled into your nose, and your olfactory senses are reading the data contained within and emitting that data to your brain.
When you stop and think about it, this has some pretty serious health and wellness implications.
Plus, it’s just plain gross to think about some of the bad smells that we smell—and to imagine that those particles are making their way into our bodies.
So to counter this rather unpleasant nuisance, we’re going to give you 3 tips for how to start making your house smell clean and amazing on a consistent basis.
Let’s dive into it.
1. Clean Everything Really Well
If your house smells a little bit weird, one of the best ways to get to the root of the problem is to just clean everything.
Wash your laundry, wash your bedding, scrub your surfaces, disinfect anything and everything that can be disinfected, mop, sanitize, etc.
Cleaning up your house not only gives your house a ‘cleaner’ smell thanks to the soaps and detergents that you use—but it also kills germs, eliminates bacteria, and just in general gets rid of grease, grime, mold, and even tiny organisms that may be contributing to the ‘funky’ smell.
After you’ve dug deep, cleaned your house, and eliminated the sources of the bad smells, you’ll want to take another step toward getting rid of the current existing odors that are still lingering in the space by opening up your windows, turning on the fans, and letting the air circulate.
When you take a step back and think about it, you realize that this not only makes your house cleaner and more pleasant, but also a healthier place to live.
2. Burn Candles And Incense
You can also help to mask these unpleasant odors by lighting some candles and/or incense.
See, the thing about candles and incense is that they actually burn—and then they cause smoke.
And smoke actually has powerful masking effects for odors.
This will just cover up the problem if you don’t perform the cleaning and airing out of your space first.
However, after you’ve already performed those functions, it can be a great way to double down on helping you to speed up the improvement of how your living space smells.
3. Use Commercial Air Freshener
Air fresheners are very similar to candles and incense in that they simply spread good-smelling chemicals and odors around the room.
Once again, air fresheners won’t necessarily get rid of bad smells.
They’ll just cover them up.
So you’ll definitely want to clean and air out your rooms before you move to the ‘air freshener stage.’
However, when leveraged correctly, air fresheners can really speed up the ‘smell better’ process and help your room to smell and feel that much cleaner.
Hopefully, these 3 steps will help you to create a cleaner, healthier living space that’ll contribute more to better health and wellness outcomes.
It actually really does matter.
It’s important for mental health, as well as it is for physical health.
So follow these steps, and make sure to clean on a regular basis.
Keep up the good, positive momentum.
Get out there and make it happen!