fresh smelling homeAt the end of a long day, there is nothing greater than coming home to a place that reflects who you are. But some people are wondering what makes a home feel like your home, especially when it is a new home. Here are a few things that you can do to truly make it yours.

The Sense of Scent

-One of the key things about making a home feel uniquely yours is the smell that you encounter when you arrive. There are many ways that you can accomplish this, just by what you warm up. Try making cookies just prior to guests arriving to your home for a sweet innocent scent. But if your nose is more prone to something a bit more savory try lighting some floral scented candles for added appeal.

Vinegar Helps

-Sometimes when you have lived in a home for a while, it can mean that things build up. It could mean that that applies to a garbage disposal or an old coffee pot just the same. Try purchasing an inexpensive bottle of vinegar to use. Run hot water down your sinks for about three minutes to clear away the debris from the passageway. Then pour vinegar down the hole. It will blast the unsightly smells that can come from a garbage disposal over time. It will also work with a coffee pot as well.

Run it through once, without anything but water to melt away the caked on debris. Then fill it with a vinegar and water mix and let it sit for up to an hour before pouring it out. It will take away any left-over smells that can be left behind.

Cleanse the Air

-Getting rid of old smells is not the only thing that you can do to freshen up the home. You can also pull the outside in by adding some fresh cleansing plants on the inside. Try a fern or a climbing plant to not only add color but to help cleanse the air from any impurities that might be lingering in the corners.

Clean the Vents

-It isn’t something that people enjoy doing but cleaning is a must. It is important to clean the air vents within the home. They can become cluttered with debris from dust, lint, and pet hair over time. Take a vacuum and clean the vents before they become to cluttered. Dirty air vents will ultimately cause problems with allergies. Also take the time to clean and to change out the air filter that is usually housed in the main heating and cooling unit base.

Your home should smell like the way you want it to smell, so use the things that matter the most. Go with good smelling things like baked goods or candles for both a sweet or savory scent. Then move on to cleaning out garbage disposals and coffee pots with vinegar to relieve the smell. And finally clean the vents and air filters regularly for the best results.

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