13 Smell Hacks for Making Things SMELL Better


How to clean your house with these house cleaning tips and tricks for natural cleaning at home. These homemade rememdies and cleaning recipes include bathroom cleaning hacks, shoe refresher, diy fabric refresher, homemade air freshener, garbage disposal tablets and even homemade toilet fizzies. You’’ll be able to make your own natural household cleaners to clean everything in the house with these homemade cleaners Feel free to print out one of these 4 Darling Cleaning Schedules {daily, weekly, monthly, annually} hopefully I made one that fit’s your cleaning style.

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on smell hacks with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to make a homemade cleaners Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 49 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

House Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Chemical Free Air Freshener

1.  Chemical Free Air Freshener ~ The next time you replace your filter add a few drops of essential oil to it.  Instant home freshener.

Stove Top Air Freshener

2.   Stove Top Air Freshener ~ Simmering cinnamon, cloves and oranges in a pot of water releases their natural scents while leaving your home smelling incredible.  Vanilla pods are also amazing to simmer.

Garbage Disposal Cubes

3. Garbage Disposal Cubes ~ Sharpen your garbage disposal blades and freshen it at the same time with these vinegar and lemon wedge ice cubes. Works double duty!

How to Remove Mildew Smell from Towels

4.  How to Remove Mildew Smell from Towels ~ Keep towels fresh and mildew free by using vinegar on the rinse cycle instead of fabric softener.

DIY Fabric Refresher

5.  DIY Fabric Refresher ~ Why purchase febreze when you can make your own febooze?!  This fantastic tutorial uses distilled water, vodka and essential oils.

Air Freshening Tabs

6.  Air Freshening Tabs ~ These Air Freshening Tabs are perfect for anywhere that needs freshening up like the bottom of a garbage can, toilet or even a car.  Made with baking soda, distilled water and Unstopables.  Add your favorite essential oil for a boost of scent.

Shoe Refresher

7.  Shoe Refresher ~ This shoe refresher spray helps get the stink out of shoes with this simple recipe that uses alcohol, distilled water and essential oils.

Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

DIY Toilet Fizzies

8.  DIY Toilet Fizzies ~ Eliminate odor and freshen the toilet with these toilet fizzies.  The recipe combines citric acid, peroxide, baking soda and vinegar.

Bathroom Freshener

9.  Bathroom Freshener ~ Keep your bathroom smelling fresh by adding a few drops of essential oil to your toilet roll.

How to Clean Your Room

Homemade Carpet Freshener

10.  Homemade Carpet Freshener ~ Freshen carpets and even kill fleas with this easy homemade carpet freshener.  Just shake on the carpet, let it sit and then vacuum.

How to Freshen an Old Stinky Vacuum

11.  How to Freshen an Old Stinky Vacuum ~ Get the stink out of an old vacuum by adding lavender oil to a cotton ball and placing in vacuum bag.  That’s it!

Unstopables Air Freshener

12.  Unstopables Air Freshener ~ Melt Downy Unstopables in a wax warmer.  Your home will smell like fresh laundry!

Homemade Air Freshener

13.  Homemade Air Freshener ~ These homemade air fresheners are easy to make and inexpensive. You probably have everything you need already at home. They are perfect for teacher gifts, or make one to keep in the car.


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