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How to keep your home always smelling fresh

Quick tips and solutions for how to have your home smell fresh and clean

We all try our best to keep our homes smelling fresh and clean. However, there are many things that can make your place smell a little stale, especially when you’ve been away for a while. Here are some simple solutions for getting rid of any unwanted smells:


Spritz it

Mist your towels, sheets and curtains with a linen spray. We like Ambi Pur Puresse Aerosol in Airfreshener and Cotton. (R30,99 per 300ml at Pick n Pay)

Spruce it

Set out a pretty bowl of cinnamon sticks, whole nutmeg, cloves or even fresh rosemary sprigs to create a quick and easy herbal potpourri.

Sprinkle it

Before vacuuming, sprinkle some baking soda onto your carpets and rugs. Wait 15 minutes before you vacuum them.

You could also try Burgess & Finch Essentail Oils. We love the lavender. The smell of lavender can calm and relax you. Lavender also helps for aches, pains, insomnia and even keeps some insects away. Visit www.burgessandfinch.co.za for more information.


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