How To Make Your House Smell Good.

Got people coming over and you want to know how to make your house smell good in a hurry?

Or maybe you’re just wanting things to be a little bit fresher around your home.

Whatever the case I’ve got you covered.

Ready to put in some elbow grease and make your house smell amazing? Lets get into my best tips on how to make your house smell good.

Clear The Junk

You’ve got to start with the foundation.

Bad smells coming from all different kinds of things that you may not even realize. Small subtleties will add up. Dust and dander will add to the smell causing the room to smell musty and even if you don’t see a layer on anything in your home.

Clear out the room of anything that does not belong and find stuff you can trash or take to Good-Will. You might even find some things that are causing a smell that you didn’t even realize was there especially if you have little kiddos helping you make your house a home.

Try To Find The Oder

When you notice that your room smells a little on the unpleasant side, you may be tempted to cover the odor with a candle or air freshener. Buuuutt that is just putting a band-aid over the problem.

At the end of the day, a bad smell will overpower any attempts at covering it up. Find what is causing the smell and kick it to the curb.

Take some time to thoroughly inspect your room for any mold, mildew, water leaks, condensation, or moisture. You’ll want to take special care to look in dark, damp places for mold and mildew this is where they thrive. (

Its Time To Clean So Your Room Can Smell Good

I know this one is not fun but like I said before dust and dander is going to add up and the smell is going to layer itself on top of your floors, bedding, carpet or anything else in the room.

Before you can make the room smell good you have to make it fresh and have a clean slate. Whether that’s sweeping, dusting, mopping the floors, washing the bedding, or even just taking rugs outside to air or opening the windows… do it all if you can. Everything will add up and you will have a fresh room in no time.

One thing I LOVE using because of the dogs is this Febreze formula. I know the bottle below seems big but it is the best bang for your buck.

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How To Make A House FEEL Clean

The biggest part of making a room smell fresh is that it also feels fresh and looks clean. Something you might not realize is that your brain fills in the pieces it doesn’t see. So if you see a pile of clothes in the corner your brain is going to tell you that this room is it’s not clean.

Or in the case of a living room if you see carpet lines on the floor this is another signal to your brain the room is clean. You want to do things that will help your brain think and feel like the room is fresh and clean.

Colors Matter

Colors also have an effect on what your brain thinks about the room. If the room is filled with dark colors then your brain is going to think that it’s dirty or give it that heavy feel. If you have light and airy things in the room it will also exude that feel.

No, I’m not saying you can’t use dark colors at all, just be careful with where you use them and how much you use it.

How To Make A House Smell Good With Fresh Scents

Smells are something you have to be careful with. Not everyone likes the same scents in certain smells give off different feelings whether they are supposed to be good smells or not.

Some people don’t like food smells other people like flowers some like fresh scents like clean cotton. Personally, I love the smell of pine candles that may not smell good to some people but to me, that’s what I like.

Someone might love lemon or vanilla those are smells that I just would not use in a room. Just be careful of the since you choose if there are others coming over or those who live with you.

How To Make A House Smell Good For Company

There are different options to make a room smell good if you have company coming over just using cleaning products is often enough you can use things like carpet sprays to make the carpet smell fresh. Dusting spray leaves a hint of freshness, wiping down the counters with something like Pine-Sol (I love the lavender scent) or Clorox wipes will make the room smell fresh.

If you are wanting to give the room more of a homey feeling then consider lighting a candle. If you are worried about fires, you have kids at home, in my case, tall dogs with a long tail consider putting on something these like a wax melt.

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Fast Hacks

Use baking soda and sprinkle it on the carpet let it sit for at least 15 minutesUse an antibacterial essential oil like Lavender or Eucalyptus to help give more of a clean smell to the room. You can put it in the baking soda as I had mentioned before. Or add 10 drops to 1 cup of water and shake well before using as a room mist.

Herbs are something that has an amazing relaxing aroma look in your cabinet for something like thyme and add it to a small pan of water and let it simmer on the stove. You can use pumpkin pie spice if you like more of a baked good smell but then you will have to tell the truth if someone asks what the smell is thinking they might get a treat.

If you have only a few minutes ALWAYS have a wax melt on hand. They give off strong sent fast no matter how cheap you go. 

  • Empty garbage cans regularly
  • Sprinkle baking soda before vacuuming
  • Clean out your refrigerator
  • Put essential oil drops on your furnace filter
  • Put essential oil in your toilet paper roll
  • Simmer potpourri on the stove

Stove Top Potpourri Combos

Old Candle Barn Pumpkin Spice Potpourri 4 Cup Bag – Perfect Fall Decoration or Bowl Filler – Beautiful Autumn Scent

  • Grapefruit, Lavender, Rosemary, Mint, and Eucalyptus
  • Apple, Cloves, Orange, and cinnamon.
herbs and spices to make your house smell good

Making a room smell good has just as much to do with the mind as well as the smell that you actually have coming in your nose.

Think of it as a mind game look at the room itself and say what makes me think it’s dirty? Do what you can to remove those things and I had a little extra smell.

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