Ways to Make a House Smell Clean

Home and Garden - Cleaning
By: ListMaker    
13-Feb-2011

Introduction:Sometimes, the trick to being able to enjoy house guests coming to your house is to just not fret about everything being perfect. The below tips of ways to make a house smell clean will lighten your cleaning load. Your house guests will have no idea you didn't slave hours and hours to clean house.

  • 01

    Spray Pledge In the Front Hallway

    This is the best trick in the world to make people think they're entering a clean house. It's not necessary to go wipe down every piece of woodwork in the house to a shine - just grab the pledge five minutes before company arrives and spray in the air in the front hallway. Their brains will be tricked into believing the house is clean. Try it - this really works. For the best results, get the plain old lemon scented Pledge; this is the scent that sticks in people's minds.

  • 02

    Put Out Dishes of Baking Soda

    Before company arrives, place dishes of baking soda around the house to absorb odors such as smoke or pet odor. The more surface area you have for the baking soda, the better so lay the powder out in a large jelly roll pan (with sides). Pick up before your company arrives and just dump the baking soda.

    For the best results, keep dishes of baking soda lying around, especially by cat boxes or any area where odors may linger.

  • 03

    Use a Spray Air Freshener

    Grab a can of lightly scented air freshener and give the front hallway a spritz shortly before your company arrives. Pick a scent that is light though and not cloying - something like clean linen or scents called rain usually work very well.

  • 04

    Vacuum

    Spread a carpet refreshening powder, such as Carpet Fresh, down on your front hallway carpet fifteen minutes before your guests arrive and let it sit for ten minutes. Place a fresh bag in your vacuum and vacuum your front hallway.

    If you don't have Carpet Fresh, you can spread that baking soda right down on the carpet. It will absorb the odors just like it does from the air.

  • 05

    Use a Diffuser

    All the rage now are diffusers. They come in many styles but the best ones have an oil in a bottle with wicks (generally made of wood) sticking from the top. The scent in the oil diffuses constantly through the wood sticks. For a stronger scent, just turn the sticks over so the part sticking in the oil is now in the air. My absolute favorite diffuser is by Anthousa and is called fig leaf and bitter almond. Doesn't sound good, does it? It's an amazingly fresh scent that everyone loves. These things don't come cheap though - the Anthousa diffuser sets me back about $70 but lasts about 6 months.




Final Thoughts

Probably the best trick to making your house seem clean is to clean a little bit every day. Much easier than running around in a panic right before your house guests arrive. It's a nice treat to get in a maid service once in a while also.


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