Unpleasant odors emanate from everywhere. Pollution from outside, your teenager burning popcorn, cooking odors, pet odors, laundry, the garbage disposal, a damp basement, the trash can, and many other odors are waiting to assault the senses. Most simply smell bad, but others can make the eyes water, include toxic particles, and make breathing difficult. There are a multitude or products designed to temporarily chase away odors by masking them or overpowering them. Sometimes, it is hard to know which situation is worse.
Instead of waiting for offensive odors to present themselves to act, being diligent and proactive will keep unpleasant odors to a minimum in the home. Keeping the yard and porch clean will eliminate odors that appear to sneak into the home. Damp leaves, garden clippings, and debris will begin to smell rotten if left on the ground.
Once the debris is cleared from one area, do not leave it in a nice neat pile for days. It may look better in one place instead of scattered all over the yard, but it will smell terrible. Bag it up or call a trash removal service to haul it away. Keeping the porch swept and clean will prevent dust and dirt from being blown through the windows when the wind becomes strong.
This can easily get away from families. People are busy, clothing might not make it into the hamper, and some kids will change clothing often. A hamper in each bedroom sounds efficient and convenient but is begging for odors to arise. The best place for a hamper is in the laundry room. Not only does dirty clothing stay in one place, family members can see when a load of clothes needs to be washed.
Cold Air Diffusion
An aromatherapy diffuser that uses cold air technology is another easy way to make space smell great. Scent is consistently distributed without leaving a residue on surfaces. Operating costs are less than using diffusing systems that use heat because the oils do not need to be diluted. Sizes range from mini to large to accommodate any size space. Scent choices are vast so look into setting one or two up in the home.