Install a Very Powerful Range Hood
The fragrant vapours generated by cooking are just as likely to give your home a persistent stench. Unbeknownst to you, they penetrate fabrics and carpeting. One solution is to purchase an ultra-powerful kitchen range hood that will quickly suck the air out of your house.
Run the Air Exchange System Regularly
An air exchanger refreshes the air inside with the air outside. It’s more effective than opening the windows! If you can, use a device equipped with an automatic system that can detect when the air needs to be replaced. You can then always be sure your residence’s air is clean and pure.
Open the Windows Even in Winter
If you don’t have an air exchange system, you can always fall back on the old fashion method of opening the windows! Doing it just once a month won’t cut it, though. For optimal results, open them wide every day for several minutes … even in winter!
Wash the Sheets and Comforter Every Week
Since we spend approximately 8 hours a day in bed, our sheets inevitably start to smell like us. And although it’s unpleasant to think about, we do sweat at least a little while we sleep! Therefore sheets, pillowcases and even the comforter (unless you remove it before going to bed) should be laundered once a week, or twice a month at the bare minimum.
Here’s a tip: when washing your bedding, add a different soothing fragrance to the load than what you usually use for your clothes, like lavender which has calming properties.
Avoid Upholstered Furnishings
While sofas, ottomans and other seating often come in a variety of stylish fabric coverings, they are more prone to collecting dust and trapping odours than smoother surfaces. If you have such furnishings in your home, consider purchasing a steam cleaner.
Moreover, launder throws and fabric curtains at least once a month to eliminate unpleasant aromas.