5 Easy Ways to Make Your Condo Living Room Smell Clean
And how to make your deodorizer blend with the décor!
Having your own condo is a dream, but it’s not always seventh heaven up there. One of the challenges of maintaining it is getting rid of musty and other strong odors that linger in your small living space.
Forget about frying a batch of your favorite dried fish. Or perhaps the nasty odor from your cat’s kitty litter is making you rethink having a pet? However, while the many smells life are inevitable, suffering is optional. There are ways to keep the air in your home smelling fresh, such as:
1. Pick up a few plants.
Plants are natural humidifiers that produce oxygen, which can help refresh the air in your condo. Flowering plants like lavender, jasmine, and geranium can help keep your home smelling good, while the rubber plant, snake plant, bamboo palm, and Chinese evergreen can help purify the air.
2. Get a scent warmer.
This uses heat to warm and diffuse fragrance oils or scented wax chips. Some kinds use the heat from tea light candles, while others, like the Scentchips Touch Warmer, uses the heat from a bulb. As the wax chips melt, their scent is released, and since wax doesn’t evaporate, the scent lasts longer than oils used in diffusers. Watch this to learn more:
3. Mix tea leaves with the kitty litter.
People who live with a feline housemate know how unpleasant the smell of kitty litter can be. Tea, which has antibacterial properties, not only dilutes the funky odor of kitty litter but also helps keep the litter box germ-free.
Tip: Make sure to use dried tea leaves. If you’re going to reuse the leaves from used tea bags, dry them before adding them to the litter.
4. Make a natural deodorizer using fruit.
It can be a challenge to keep studio-type condo units smelling clean since strong odors can easily spread throughout the entire space. Eliminate them by boiling lemon slices in a pot of water. Let simmer for about 10 minutes for the vapors to diffuse the scent.
Tip: Aside from lemon, you can use other citrus fruits like lime, orange, grapefruit, and calamansi. You can also add herbs and spices, like rosemary and peppercorns, to come up with your own fragrance.
5. Use potpourri.
Potpourri comes in all kinds of scent combinations and is available in the home sections of most department stores. If you have fresh flowers at home, don’t throw them out if they start wilting. Make your own potpourri: Let the flowers completely dry. Crush and cut them up, then add a few drops of an essential oil. Put them in a container with a lid to let the flowers absorb the oil.
Tip: Arrange the potpourri in a glass container (like a mason jar) or a decorative bowl and use it as a table centerpiece in your living area.