Top Tips for Eliminating Odours in Your Home

Bad smells and persistent odours can become an embarrassing issue in our homes, but what can we do to stop them? Here we offer a few key tips for keeping your home smelling fresh and clean.

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This may seem an obvious one, but keeping the bathrooms and toilets in your home clean (even the ones that aren’t used too often) can play a big part in helping your home to smell better. So whether clearing away damp towels and clothing or preventing sitting water from becoming stagnant, making sure your bathroom is clean and well aired is essential.

Mould and Mildew

Nothing is more likely to cause unwanted odour in your home than mould and mildew, especially if it is accompanied by damp. Try to make sure that affected areas are treated with anti-mould/mildew spray on a regular basis, keep furniture away from walls and make sure that any leaking taps or cracks in external brickwork are sealed up.


Even the cleanest and most well behaved of pets will contribute to odour in the home. Making sure your pets are house trained is obviously a big bonus, but ensuring that excess hair and dirt is cleaned up regularly should help to clear lingering smells. Pet food often has a strong smell too, so it’s advisable not to leave food dishes out for too long, or place them outside.


If you’re struggling against household odours, making sure to manage your kitchen bin is a really easy win. Changing the bin as regularly as possible is a great start as excess food doesn’t have as time to turn bad, but taking certain refuse such as unused meat and vegetables straight to an external bin will also help to stem bad odour.

Fresh Air

The most effective and natural way to clear bad odours in the home is to let plenty of fresh air circulate and flush out bad smells. Opening a few windows in your home for just 10 minutes each day can help to clear a host of odours, purifying and freshening the air in your home and helping to prevent issues such as mould and mildew.

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