The ability to smell is more powerful than we often consider. Scents tell us a lot about our surroundings by helping us determine what food to eat and what fragrances to wear. The right scents can even have a mood-boosting effect. Think back to when you pulled laundry straight out of the dryer and how fresh it smelled. Or consider a time you tried a new shampoo that smelled amazing. You probably felt more relaxed or at peace afterward. The same feeling can apply to your entire apartment. A clean and fresh apartment unit can boost your mood and get you in the right headspace to tackle the week ahead of you. Here are tips on how to make your apartment unit smell fresh.
Manage Moisture in Your Apartment Unit
One of the most common causes of household odor is moisture. One area of every apartment that’s susceptible to moisture is the bathroom. You can keep your eye on small water sources, such as washcloths, sponges, and towels, by replacing sponges every week or biweekly.
Additionally, it’s best to ensure that clean towels are fully dry before folding them and putting them away. You can also hang bath mats over the shower rod to help them dry. You can also manage moisture in your apartment unit by ensuring that your rooms never stay too humid. You can open the windows occasionally to improve airflow throughout your apartment.
Keep Litter Boxes, Garbage Cans, and Pet Beds on Your Radar
Pet ownership comes with a lot of benefits. Having an adorable dog or cute cat by your side helps with loneliness and gives millions of people a sense of purpose. However, like humans, pets need special care, particularly if you want to keep your apartment unit smelling fresh. It’s also best to keep your garbage can clean because of the thousands of smells that can sit there. We suggest cleaning the inside of your garbage can and the lid, laundering pet beds regularly, and scooping the litter box daily.
Clean out the Fridge
The first step to cleaning out the fridge is throwing away anything expired. You might be surprised how long old condiments stay inside refrigerators. You can do a monthly inventory check to ensure that the contents are fresh. Then, you want to give the interior of your fridge a thorough scrubbing. Pull out removable shelves and drawers and soak them in hot, soapy water. An equal mixture of hot water, white vinegar, and a small drop of dish soap are always helpful. It would be best to use cleaners that won’t contaminate the fridge.
Clean All Soft Surfaces
Carpets, throw pillows, and bed linens can be magnets for unpleasant smells. Even after a spill dries or dirt gets wiped away, odor-causing bacteria can linger. It’s helpful to invest in a professional steam cleaning if you have any soft surfaces you can’t wash in the machine. Also, cleaning up spills before they dry is the best way to ensure that smells don’t linger. Vacuuming your carpet and spot-treating will keep your apartment unit fresh. Then, it’s best to maintain a regular cleaning routine and scent your apartment unit with your favorite scented plug-ins and essential oils. Room sprays can also be helpful in providing a boost of pleasant scents whenever you desire.
The Apartments of Wildewood have a friendly community that’s waiting to welcome you!
At The Apartments of Wildewood, located in beautiful St. Mary’s Maryland, we offer homes with access to pools, an on-site gym, and maintenance whenever you need it – and have access to all the information you need to affordably rent an apartment in St. Mary’s. To set up an appointment to check out an apartment or townhouse rental from The Apartments of Wildewood, call us at 301.737.0737 or visit the website at www.apartmentsofwildewood.com.