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How to Keep Your Apartment Smelling Fresh

Do you live in an apartment that smells wonderful all of the time? Chances are if you’re like me, the answer to this question is no. By clearing the air, it will make you feel better along with the others living with you.

Visiting family and friends will instantly be impressed by the cleanliness and fresh scent of your apartment.There are many ways to keep your apartment smelling good. Below are some options to choose from to ensure your apartment never smells bad.

Open Your Windows

One of the easiest ways to clear the air in your apartment is to open the windows and let the clean, fresh air come in. It is a fact that when new air and old air clash, the new air finds a way to take over.

In order to get the best results, open windows in a number of different rooms to get a good cross-breeze going.  If there is no wind blowing outside, turn on your ceiling fans and put desk fans or box fans by the windows to bring in the fresh air.

If it is cold outside it may not be the best idea leave your window open for long, but even a few minutes can really make your rooms smell clean.

Get Rid of Smelly Objects

This can take up a bit more time, but your apartment can not be smell free without getting rid of the cause of the gross smells.

Some of the odor causing things to look for are damp laundry, unclean upholstery, leftovers in the fridge that have been there for over a week, unclean oven or microwave, and untended trash cans.

 As soon as you take care of these things, your apartment will smell better.

Candles, Air Sprays, Plug-ins

Some of the best and easiest ways to counteract bad smells are with candles, plug-ins, air sprays, or incenses. These products are very helpful in bringing a great fragrance into your apartment.

It is best to make sure all of the scents are the same or complimentary to each other in order to not be overwhelmed by perfume smell. Too many different fragrances are not always a good thing.

Bake Something Scrumptious

Bake fresh chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pie, snickerdoodles, or a birthday cake and you will find your apartment smells amazing. It is best to greet guests with a delicious smell of fresh, home-cooked food.

The foods that you should steer clear of making before guests arrive are meals with garlic or bacon. Some other ideas to consider are making are bread, putting some cinnamon sticks in a slow cooker, sautéing a pan of fresh rosemary, or mulling some wine.

The smells of the fresh baked goods will counteract any negative smells in your apartment.

Create Your Own Potpourri

Making potpourri is very simple. You do not have to dry any flowers, all you have to do is boil a pan of water on the stove and put in items that have a nice smell. For example, orange peels, cloves, essential oil, or cinnamon sticks.

You can mix and match these items to create the perfect scent. The steam will carry the smell throughout the apartment. A great way to make the aroma stronger is to fill a bathtub halfway with hot water and add some drops of scented oil.

These are some of the most simple and effective ways to make and keep your apartment smelling fresh and beautiful. Wow your guests with how amazing your apartment smells.

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