Easy Spring Cleaning Tips
After a long winter, spring cleaning is a great opportunity to clear out all the dust, get rid of some clutter, and freshen up your home. But besides wanting the place to look nice, you also want to make it smell clean and inviting, right?
After all, your home can look nice and clean and still have some lingering odors or musty smells making for an unpleasant space for you and your family to hang out in.
Here are 7 quick and easy tips from a fragrance expert for making your home smell fresh during (and after!) your spring cleaning this season:
- Open Windows and Doors
Opening windows and doors allows fresh air to circulate throughout your home, helping to eliminate stale and musty odors. This is especially important if you've been cooped up indoors during the winter months.
- Clean Carpets and Upholstery
Carpets and upholstery can hold onto odors from pets, food, and other sources, and are often neglected parts of our cleaning routines. Vacuuming or steam cleaning these surfaces can help to eliminate these odors and leave your home smelling fresh.
- Bring in the Baking Soda
Baking soda is a natural deodorizer that can help to eliminate odors from your home. Sprinkle baking soda on carpets, upholstery, and other surfaces before vacuuming or wiping them down to help absorb odors. You can also keep an open baking soda in your fridge or near your stove to help absorb unwanted odors as well.
- Freshen Up with Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used to add a fresh and pleasant scent to your home. Mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil with water and use as a spray to freshen up fabrics, linens, and other surfaces.
- Clean Your Kitchen
The kitchen is a common source of unwanted odors in the home. Make sure to clean your fridge, microwave, oven, and stovetop thoroughly to eliminate any lingering smells. You can also use lemon or vinegar to clean and deodorize these surfaces.
- Decorate with Fresh Flowers
Fresh flowers can add a natural and pleasant scent to your home, perfect for spring. Place a vase of fresh flowers in a central location, such as your kitchen or living room, to help freshen up the space and add some beautiful pops of color. Just don't forget to swap them out!
- Light a Soy Candle
Soy candles are a great, clean-burning way to add a pleasant scent to your home. For spring, choose candles with scents like lavender, citrus, or mint to create a fresh and inviting atmosphere.