5 Tips to an Odor-Free Home this Spring #HealthierHome

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With the Spring and Summer coming up, people and pets will be spending more time outdoors. Unfortunately, this can mean that smells are tracked in. I know with a man and two boys in my home, the air doesn’t always smell the most pleasant!

There is the not so nice aroma of sweat. The lingering odor of barbecue brought in from the grill. Even the occasional poop from the baby (or on someone’s shoe, if they’ve tracked it in from the dog doing his business!).

Tips to an Odor Free Home

With the increase in outdoor time comes the need for simple tips and tricks to keep your home odor-free. There’s nothing worse than inviting guests over to a rancid home. Read on to find out how I battle the unpleasant scents and keep our house smelling fresh and clean!

1. A window’s breeze can work wonders.

Once the smell has made it into your house, it doesn’t hurt trying to get it back out. Sometimes opening a window can do the trick, especially if it’s the least bit windy. The breeze can flow in and allow the odors to filter out of the house. I love leaving the windows open while I clean so the smell of the products I use doesn’t get too heavy for my kiddos.

2. Vacuuming and deodorizer go hand-in-hand.

Carpet deodorizer works wonders for dirt and pet-related smells. There are some that formulated specifically for your needs, so be sure to check the labels before purchasing. Use it every time you vacuum your floors for maximum effect. Our home would always smell like a golden retriever if I didn’t use this!

Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter3. Keep the sweaty clothing in the laundry room.

Kids tend to toss their clothing where they take it off – my 3 year old is notorious for this, so directing them straight to the laundry room will help keep the odors at bay. At the least, it will condense the scents to a single room – and one that isn’t typically frequented by guests.

4. Combat odors with Filtrete Odor Reduction Air Filters.

Even your air filters can help you keep a nice, odor-free home. A Filtrete Odor Reduction Filter is 65 times more effective than other carbon filters at removing odors from the entire home, such as those from cooking, tobacco smoke, pets, mildew and cleaning chemicals. Take out more than just unpleasant outdoor odors with this bad boy!

Filtrete also offers odor reduction solutions right on their website. Be sure to check there if you need more ideas.

5. Nice smelling candles are your friend.

If you need to quickly mask an odor, light a few candles throughout your home. I love to crank up my wickless candle warmer when I start noticing even a hint of unpleasant air. Try to limit the various candles to 1-2 scents. Doing a mixture of several can create a stink that’s worse than the smells you are trying to cover up!

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How do you keep an odor-free home? Share your best tips in the comments below!


  1. says

    I love when we can have the windows open and get that fresh breeze. My boys know they have to put their dirty clothes right in the hamper. That helps, too.

  2. Louida says

    I pretty much do the things you have listed. As for filters, I live in a apartment so the maintenance handles that.

  3. says

    I love opening up our windows & doors once the weather warms up. We only use Filtrete filters in our furnace too. I don’t recommend candles though, because there’s more gunk in them. Instead, diffusing essentials oils does the trick!

  4. says

    I know when your house gets smelly; it can drain your energy and may even negatively affect your mood. To make things worse, sometimes, it is tough to get rid of that foul smell. I’m thankful for this post. These tips are really great tips that I would remember. :)

  5. says

    I love to open the windows, especially after a long winter! I love the instant fresh you get when you do it too, especially like you noted when there is a breeze.

  6. Ashley M says

    We just bought an air purifier so I’m excited to see what that offers to us in both air quality and odor reduction (wet dog? eww!)

  7. says

    I need to incorporate these into our office – we have some STINKY people that come in, and without my candles and such like I have at home, I need to come up with new ways to get rid of the stench.

  8. says

    I can’t wait for the warm weather so I can open the windows. I love it when I catch a whiff of fresh cut grass or spring blooms. I am doing the candle route myself until then.

  9. Melissa @ The Coupon Chronicles says

    I love opening all the windows and airing out the house. That and the smell of carpet fresh or pine sol when I have been cleaning.

  10. says

    Thanks for sharing about the Filtere filters. I am a huge fan of a clean and smell free house, so this is a perfect fit for me. I have an aversion to most things like candles so these tips are great. I somehow forgot to open a window as much as I should,

  11. says

    I am not a candle person unless we lose power. I have two high energy boys and I am far too afraid of having a candle fall. So I use incense and I CANNOT wait for Spring to come so we can open up some windows because honestly that is the best free way to eliminate odor for sure!

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