How to get that whole house fresh smell?
I want to walk in my front door and be greeted by a whiff of fresh, clean-smelling air. I have noticed that when you go into houses like this, it makes everything seem so clean and fresh.
I notice that sometimes my house has a stale smell. I live alone. My brother used to live with me and he smoked sometimes in the house despite my objections. I would think after a year there wouldn't be much smoke left. I do have a little chihuahua, but he doesn't smell, has very few accidents in the house (most of the house is tile or hardwood anyway). During Hurricane Katrina, a pine tree did crash through my roof putting a hole in the kitchen ceiling. It got a lot of stuff wet. All the carpets and drapes that got wet have been replaced. The holes in the ceiling have been patched, but there are still a few stains on the ceiling that could be a source of odor, I guess. The only carpet in the house is really an area rug in the living room.
I have tried incense, sprays, essential oils, etc. and nothing seems to last more than a few hours and the scent is only noticeable in the near vicinity of the source.
My house needs a deep cleaning from top to bottom. When I was a kid, we had a lady that came in once a week. We left the house and when we came back, the house smelled so wonderful and fresh.
Please tell me the best way to clean from top to bottom and if there are any products that can make my house smell good all the time? Are these Bergere lamps as good as advertised?