After a long day of work or running errands, the last thing you want to find when you come home is a less-than-fresh scent. New Jersey apartments for rent sometimes fall victim to whatever your neighbor is cooking. Curry anyone? Whether it’s a meal, must from tight quarters or expired food or even just stagnant air, your space should feel and smell comforting and relaxing not funky. To ensure that your home is a sanctuary of feeling calm and clean, here are a few quick and easy ways to keep your apartment smelling brand new.

  1. Consider a deep clean

Before incorporating accent scents, think about devoting a Saturday or Sunday to deep cleaning your bathroom or kitchen or any other room that might be a strong contribution to the overall scent of your home. By starting with this first, you’ll be able to remove any mold, expiration, or lingering grease that may have been contributing to any not-so-great scent.

  1. Candles, oils, and plug-ins galore

This is of course the easiest and most-used tactic to introduce fun and unique scents into your home; with thousands of options and varieties to choose from, you’ll never run out of choices, and depending on the season, you can burn, store, and save for the next rotation.

  1. Get creative in the kitchen

You know that feeling when you walk into a kitchen after a fresh batch of cookies are made? After ridding your oven of grease stains, you might be inspired to bake something fresh now that you can avoid that expired grease stench. Bake some fresh bread, boil some rosemary, or even slice up some lemons for a quick and fresh fix.

  1. Get natural with it

Nothing says fresh more than a houseplant. If you’ve got a green thumb and have the space in your New Jersey apartment, consider bringing one into your home for some fresh influence. Another option is picking up a few oranges at the market and poking the skin with cinnamon sticks; when you hang up your creation, the warm scent will make you feel relaxed and comfortable, sure to rid your space of any musty smell.

New Jersey apartments for rent can easily be freshened with a few simple tricks. Sniff away!