Whether you were aware of it or not, whether you saw it in your purchase agreement of your home, your house comes with a scent signature. You probably don’t know what it is, but it’s that unique smell that you experience every time you walk in your front door. Now you’re probably not too aware of your own scent signature, but when you go somewhere else, like another home or a store, you’re very aware of it.
Let’s say you cook something that has a lot of garlic or some other heavy spices, and you think I really need to get rid of those bad odors in my house. What you’re normally going to do is run out and buy those spray air fresheners, those plug in air fresheners or those candles. And you know what? That becomes expensive and it also puts a lot of toxins into your home. If you want a simple, cheap and natural way to change the scent signature of your home, we have a few simple recipes for you.
First, on the stove, slice up orange, some cinnamon sticks and some cloves. Put them into a pot. Fill it about three-quarters of the way with water, boil and then turn it down to a simmer. This can stay on the stovetop — of course you have to keep an eye on it — for about three or four hours, and it will just disperse around your house and smell heavenly. It smells so good.
If you have a Mason jar lying around, you can make these up ahead of time by filling your Mason jar with the ingredients and some water and popping it in your fridge. When your house is smelling a little bit off, grab one of those Mason jars out, and get going to make your home smell great.
So any time your house is smelling a little bit off, go to your fridge and grab out your Mason jar. Fill up your pot, set it to boil, and it should be good in about five minutes. The best thing about this is that you don’t even have to use that recipe. In fact, you don’t need to use oranges.
Instead of that, why don’t you use apples or limes or lemons? You can also use different spices. You can use different herbs. Mix it up and try new things. Use smells you enjoy.
The list of choices of ingredients is endless. Try out different combinations to see what you like, it’s so easy and works so well.
Keep an eye out for other cleaning tips for your home from QuickServ Cleaning. We have tons of great ideas to share with you. If you are looking for a free estimate on getting your house cleaned, contact us today to get started.