How to Keep Your Tiny Home Smelling Clean

Living in a tiny home can be cozy and convenient, but keeping it smelling fresh and clean is not always an easy task. With limited space, it can be hard to keep the air in your small residence from becoming stale and stuffy. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that you can use to ensure that your tiny home smells pleasant all the time and these steps will help keep your small abode smelling as good as new! In this article, we’ll discuss how you can maintain a pleasant smell in your tiny home without too much effort or expense.

Use Indoor Plants

Keeping plants in your tiny home is an easy, cost-effective way of ensuring that the air in your small residence stays fresh. Not only are these plants aesthetically pleasing, but they also act as natural air purifiers, removing toxins from the air while adding a pleasant aroma. In addition to their (admittedly small) air-cleaning abilities, plants also add moisture to the air which helps reduce the amount of dust and other particles that can cause odors. Some easy-to-maintain indoor plants include spider plants, peace lilies, aloe vera, and snake plants.

Take Out Your Trash

Taking out your trash regularly is an essential step to keeping your tiny home smelling fresh and clean. Not only does it remove stinky odors that can occur when food or other refuse is left in the house, but taking out your trash also discourages pests from entering your residence. Broken trash bags can attract mice, rats, and even raccoons! Especially in your limited space, you’ll want to make sure to keep your trash bin covered at all times, and probably take it out every single day.

Keep It Clean

The most important step in maintaining a pleasant smell in your tiny home is to keep it clean.  This means wiping down surfaces regularly, vacuuming up dust and debris, and mopping your floors. In order to keep odors from lingering, it’s also a good idea to open windows or use an air purifier when you can. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your tiny home will help ensure that it smells fresh and clean at all times.

Though you may not be able to control everything that contributes to the smell of your home, there are a few things you can do to help. Keeping plants around, taking out the trash regularly and keeping your house clean will help reduce any unwanted smells. By following these simple tips, you can make sure your small home always smells fresh and welcoming.

Speaking of smells, check out this article on what you need to know before living with pets in a tiny home!