Expecting Guests? Here’s What They Usually Notice in a Dirty Home

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They will notice if you haven’t freshened up the air

Before anything else, the way your house smells won’t pass unnoticed. I think we can all agree that we oftentimes can’t sense how our house smells because we’re too used to it. For instance, the old home smell is a bit musty; the homes of smokers smell like, well, smoke; and if you’ve recently cooked, then your home might smell like the delicious dish you’ve just made.

Not to mention the smell of our beloved pets that might linger around for quite some time! If you want to get rid of a bad smell, try a DIY air freshener, because it’s a lot faster and more efficient than you’d initially think.

For instance, rosemary and lemon are a great combo to balance the scent of your home and enhance that clean, crisp, and comfy feeling. Just slice a lemon and add it to a water pot with some fresh rosemary. As an alternative, you might also take 1 cup of water, mix it with 1/4 cup of alcohol, and pour it into a spray bottle.

They will spot dirty windows and mirrors

Your guests will notice those dirty windows even before they enter your home. That’s why you should wipe down any filthy surfaces that might spoil the look of your pretty home. The simplest way to do that is to wash the front windows and make sure they look as clean and streak-free as they can. Also, hosing off the siding might get the job done pretty quickly.

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