How To Make Your House Smell Good With 20 Easy Hacks

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We gathered up 20 awesome ideas showing you how to make your house smell good and they are so Easy to do! You Will have the best smelling house in your neighborhood!

20 Hacks to Make Your Home Smell Amazing!

How To Make Your House Smell Good

Laundry Scent Booster Wax Burner

Who knew that you could add Downey Unstoppables or Gain Fireworks to your wax burner via Stock Piling Moms.

Downy Unstoppable Wax Burner

Coffee Bean Tea Lights

Place vanilla scented tea lights in a bowl of coffee beans. The warmth of the candles will heat up the beans and your whole house will smell like French Vanilla Coffee!

French Vanilla Coffee Fragrance for your Home

How To Make Scented Vinegar For Cleaning

You’ll need:


Start by juicing your citrus. Set aside the juice to freeze and use later. Cut the peels up into smaller chunks. Add the citrus peels to your quart-sized jar until it’s about halfway full. You can also add some dried rosemary if you wish.

Heat the vinegar, either on the stove in a saucepan, or in a bowl in the microwave. When your vinegar is hot, pour it over the citrus peels in the jar. Place your lid on your jar, and let the jar sit for 24 hours.

After the 24 hours, strain the vinegar and pour into a small spray bottle. You can clean just about anything and will also keep your home fresh with a citrus scent!

How To Make Scented Vinegar for Cleaning

Sprinkle baking soda on carpets

Baking Soda has natural deodorizing properties and it’s cheap! To keep carpets smelling fresh, especially in high traffic areas like living rooms and hallways, try sprinkling a bit of baking soda and letting it sit for at least 15 minutes. Vacuum as normal and enjoy the clean, odor-free air.

Use Baking Soda on Carpets to get rid of smells

Using Downy for the Toilet

Keep your toilet smelling good using Downy via Country Diaries...

UPDATE: Country Diaries put out a warning not to put detergent in your toilet tank per a plumber… She said to put detergent on cotton balls and place them in the room.

Use Downy To Keep Your Toilet Smelling Good

Tropical Stove Top Potpourri

Love the smell sipping on a tropical cocktail in the Summer? Get the smell all year round with this easy stove top potpourri recipe via The Poor Sophisticate.

Tropical stove top potpourri recipe

DIY Febreze

How To Make DIY Febreze via Pinterest.

Get some Gain scent booster, and empty spray bottle and water. Put just a little of the Gain beads in the empty spray bottle and then add a little lukewarm water. Shake it up and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

How To Make DIY Febreze

Taping Dryer Sheets on a Fan

Keep your room constantly smelling great and tape a dryer sheet in front of the fan or AC unit via Society 19.

Keep your dorm room constantly smelling great and tape a dryer sheet in front of the fan or AC unit.

Car Odor Eliminator

Buy wedding favor bags at the Dollar Store, add some Downy Unstopables, and put them under your car seats or in your cup holder or glove department for a fresh, clean smell. GENIUS! via Pinterest

Smell Hacks

Chemical Free Air Freshener

This is a fun little home hint on how to make a chemical free air freshener that will keep your house smelling great,  whenever you want to add a hint of a scent via Kids Activities Blog.

chemical free air freshener

Christmas Stove Top Potpourris

This simmering stove top potpourris gets several rooms (or even a whole apartment) in one sweep and are made with simple, inexpensive grocery store items. This cranberry & cinnamon one has been my favorite for Christmas time via Rachel Shultz.


Eucalyptus in the Shower

Tie a eucalyptus bunch to your shower head and let that smell relax you and turn your bathroom into a spa like oasis via Amazon.

Eucalyptus in the Shower

Natural Room Scents

Add fragrance to your home using simmering waters infused with spices, herbs, & fruit – via The Yummy Life.

Scent Jars

Fragrance in the Toilet Paper Roll

Pick your favorite fragrance, place a few drops inside of a toilet paper roll, and the scent gets activated anytime someone pulls off some toilet paper from the roll via Darling Illustrations.

Fragrance in the Toilet Paper Roll

Fabuloso in Empty Plug Ins

Add Fabuloso to an empty plug-in for instant fragrance – via Pinterest.

Fabuloso in Empty Plug Ins

Add Dryer Sheets To Your Trash Can

Trash cans tend to stink pretty bad at times. Keep them from smelling up the house by adding a dryer sheet into the bottom to absorb some of the odors.

Use Dryer Sheets to prevent Smells from Trash Can

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49 comments on “How To Make Your House Smell Good With 20 Easy Hacks”

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    Christine wareing

    I tried the sliced lemons and toothpaste in the washing machine drum wow fantastic it is so clean and the smell of fresh lemons is amazing.

  2. I clean my house… smells pretty good. I also go to the store and buy the scented chemical spray in the can and boy does that make my house smell nice. Saves me going to buy all the stuff to make the homemade stuff. If you are afraid of chemicals, don’t eat or go outside. Too many chemicals out there!!

  3. I tried putting baking soda on my carpets, and it worked so well! I added a few drops of lavender and lemon essential oil too and it made my carpets smell amazing! I usually hire carpet cleaners once or twice a year, but this is the perfect refresh between professional cleanings.

  4. I seen a lot of good idea’s. cant wait to try some of them. Thanks for
    sharing your good idea’s. Tina McCoy from Kentucky.

  5. Love the ways to use everyday items to give your home a fresh smell..I can’t wait to try the coffee one..thanks

  6. If you have a septic tank do not put fabric softener in your toilet. You aren’t even supposed to use it in your washing machine. It will ruin your good bacteria and your septic system may fail.

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    cathy wallace

    I Love these hack ideas!!! I am buying some of the items I don’t have on hand and give them a try. I’m excited!!!!!