After a tiring week, all you want to do is go home and curl up in your favorite couch. But as you enter your apartment, before you even get the chance to sit down, your nose tells you that something’s quite not right. Your apartment smells funny and it’s stopping you from enjoying your rest.
It may be due to smelly foods, smoke, or pet odors but finding the source of that unwanted smell is just half the battle. You want to get rid of this funny smell before it even gets worse or before your visitors notice it.
So how do you make your apartment smell like a hotel and finally enjoy that much deserved weekend break?
First and foremost, get rid of the obvious suspects. Maybe all you need is to check your trashcan, or recycling bins to solve the mystery smell. Empty your containers and take out the garbage and recycling bins out as these can easily leak foul odors. What’s worse is that they can also breed molds and bacteria, making it harder to get rid of the smell. Another common cause of foul odor is refrigerator. If you have any food past its expiration date, do yourself a favor and toss them out as well.
In case you’ve already cleaned your entire apartment and the smell still lingers, here are other tips to add a hotel scent to your space.
Use Baking Soda
One of the cheapest ways to make foul smells disappear is by sprinkling baking soda. It can be used onto the surface carpets, fabric furniture, and rugs. Leave it for at least an hour up to overnight. You can vacuum the furniture thoroughly the next morning and you’ll notice that the scent will be gone. This is because baking soda can absorb odors that are trapped within fibers.
Deodorize Your Apartment
Add a few drops of lemon essential oil in your cleaning products to clean all the hard surfaces and furniture in your apartment. It will remove the dirt in your walls, cupboards, countertops, and even doors, leaving a hotel scent in every corner of your home.
Light Scented Candles
If you want to have that spa-like scent in your home as you rest, you can light scented candles in your apartment. The great thing in scented candles is that it does not only make your home smell great but it will also add a touch of sophistication in your apartment. Scented candles come in different aromas, sizes, designs, and colors, making it a great addition to your household. You can even choose the scented candle according to the design of your apartment.
Use indoor plants
Take advantage of your green thumb and improve the smell of your apartment with the use of indoor plants. Jasmine, geraniums, gardenias, eucalyptus, and corsage orchids are just some of the plants you can use to decorate your home and leave it smelling like a garden. It will even remove volatile organic compounds and purify the air in your apartment.
Let fresh air in
Open your doors and windows even just for 10 minutes each day. Let the fresh air and natural light in to eliminate any unwanted odors. It will also help you get rid of molds and bacteria in your home that pollutes the air.
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