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The Best Ways To Keep Your Home Fresh This Winter

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As winter draws in it is important that we not take our foot off the gas in terms of keeping our homes fresh and clean. Though many of us may be tempted to put our feet up and relax and leave the cleaning until spring, winter can be a great time to get your home feeling fresh and new.

With the coronavirus pandemic making 2020 a particularly challenging year for many of us, sprucing up your home can be the perfect antidote to the winter blues.

Try Some New Home Scents

These can be either store-bought or made yourself if you prefer to put your personal stamp on things. A new scent for your home can be a great way to liven up your house and create a positive, calming atmosphere for the winter.

You can use all-natural ingredients if creating your own home air freshener. This way you know exactly what you’re putting into your home and can avoid any allergens or harsh chemicals. Baking soda is an excellent base for any scent due to its odor neutralizing properties. Essential oils are great for adding fragrance to your homemade air freshener.

Making your own air freshener is also a great, cost-effective way to be able to mix up the scents as often as you like – ensuring you’ll never get bored of the smell of your home. Baking and cooking are also great, fun ways to fill the air of your home with a lovely, cozy scent.

Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned

There really is nothing more luxurious than a newly deep cleaned carpet or rug.

Carpets take a battering from the comings and goings of kids, adults, and pets. After a while no matter how vigilant you are with the vacuum, the footfall, dust, and smells of a busy family home will take its toll on your carpeting.

Having your carpet or rug professionally cleaned can truly breathe life back into a room. Make sure you choose a reliable professional who will do a great job and leave your carpet looking and smelling amazing. Have a look at for more info on this great locally owned business, which specializes in all types of carpet and rugs, from Oriental rug cleaning to sofa and carpet cleaning.

Consider Redecorating

With the winter weather meaning we all spend more time in our homes there’s no better time to redecorate. This will help keep your world varied while we all stay home this winter.

This doesn’t have to be a major overhaul. Choosing just one room or even one wall to focus on is a great way to liven up your home without causing too much disruption.

You could get the kids involved and have them choose some new paint or wallpaper for their bedrooms, rearrange the furniture and declutter their own spaces. This way they can express their creativity and individuality while keeping them entertained while the weather isn’t ideal for playing outside.


This is a great way to reduce stress as cluttered homes are known to raise anxiety levels. With winter bringing its own challenges with adverse weather and darker days, decluttering can be a great way to stave off the winter blues.

Go room by room if you haven’t decluttered in a while, and consider throwing out or donating anything that you haven’t used in 6 months or a year.

Decluttering can be done in tandem with a thorough cleaning of the house if you want to go that extra step, and have a sparkling fresh house over the winter months.

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