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One of the best reasons to clean your house is to keep it smelling nice. If you aren’t dealing with sanitary issues that could cause unpleasant smells, then your house may not be a very nice place to spend much time. We are going to show you some great deodorizing tips that should keep your home smelling beautiful.

Prevent Stale Smells

If your house just smells stale after a while, it could be that there isn’t much fresh air circulating inside. You may want to open some windows and even open the door to get fresh air flowing. This is especially important to do during times when you spend a lot of time indoors. It will be better for your health and benefit your senses to have some clean air coming in and out of the house.

Another way to prevent stale smelling air is to go light on the furniture polish and air fresheners. You may also want to opt for citrusy or fruity air freshener scents, as those tend to be more natural smells than what you get from something like vanilla, clean linen or other non-fruit smells.

Clean Regularly

The most important way to keep your home smelling great is to keep it clean. You never know what has fallen behind the fridge or under the table until you do some cleaning. There could be food there that you would not know about unless you were cleaning there. The more often you clean, the less time these things have to spend hidden away and rotting.
You should also take out the trash regularly. In households of more than two people, you may find that it’s a good idea to remove the trash every day. This is especially true if you have a baby in the house. The sooner you get the dirty diapers outside, the better the house is going to smell.

Keep Food Sealed

Anytime you have food sitting out, you not only attract bugs and other pests that can leave behind unpleasant odours, but you also give the food a chance to spill and create foul odours. Be sure to seal away any food you can, even breads and fruits that you might normally leave on the counter. You will attract fewer critters and prevent odours from spreading. You might love the smells of fresh fruit and freshly baked bread, but these foods can attract mould and other things that don’t smell very good if they are not sealed away properly.

Deep Clean Often

If you only do cursory cleaning each week, then you might miss the food and other materials that have gone under the couch or behind stove. Those things can not only attract bags, but also start to rot and smell bad quickly. You should perform some deep cleaning and get under and behind every appliance and piece of furniture at least every two weeks. This is especially true if you have pets or kids, as they can hide things in out of the way places you might not think to look in.

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