I'm a cleaning pro and this is how you make your home smelling fresh all year round even when you cook fish or curry

A professional cleaner has revealed her top tips for keeping the whole house smelling fresh all year round – even after some smelly cooking!

Queen of clean Lynsey Crombie, who was a professional cleaner for ten years, loves sharing cleaning hacks and supporting people with cleaning advice and motivation. 

The author and TV cleaning expert admitted that the fridge is one of the smelliest areas in your home – but there are ways to tackle it and keep the pungent smells at bay. 

Lynsey, who shares her cleaning tips with her 252,000 Instagram followers under the name lynsey_queenofclean, has some tricks for maintaining fresh scents around the home. 

The cleaning expert said: “I worked as a cleaner on and off for 10 years and now I help and support people with cleaning advice and cleaning motivation.

“So many people find it so hard to get started due to lack of motivation. 

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“I am a morning person and find mornings are my time to clean and it is good to come home to a tidy, clean, organised home. I love to see a tidy space; it definitely improves my mood.”

Lynsey, aka the queen of clean, revealed her top six tips for keeping the home smelling fresh all year round. She also divulged her secret tips for ditching bad smells. 

KEEPING THE HOME SMELLING FRESH

Fresh air

Cleaning-pro Lynsey suggested fresh air as a cheap and effective way to keep the home smelling fresh. 

She said: “Always open the windows even when it is freezing and let the fresh air in as fresh air can clear indoor pollutants and make your home smell better all year round.”

Homemade fabric refresher

Another one of Lynsey’s top tips to keeping bad smells, including pungent foods, at bay – includes making your very own homemade fabric refresher.

The cleaning expert explained that a homemade fabric refresher is easy to make up and will last up to three months. 

She described the method: “Fill a spray bottle ¾ full of water, add in a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and then add in 20 drops of your favourite essential oils, you can make this together. 

“Give it a good shake and spray onto your upholstery and curtains. This will keep your house smelling fresh!”

Houseplants

Lynsey also revealed that people can keep their homes smelling fresh – using a ‘less obvious’ cleaning technique. She revealed that houseplants are good for getting rid of bad smells.

The cleaning pro suggested: “Have a few houseplants around your home, some plants are air purifying such as Peace Lily and Devils Ivy.” 

Always open the windows even when it is freezing and let the fresh air in as fresh air can clear indoor pollutants and make your home smell better all year round.”

Regular cleaning

Lynsey also added that the simple act of regular cleaning will also add to keeping a fresh smell throughout any home.

She advised: “Keep on top of the cleaning by regularly dusting, cleaning your floors and changing your bedding.

“This will all add to keeping the home smelling fresh.”

Regular laundry

Similarly, she explained that doing regular laundry and keeping on top of the washing will add to fresh scents around the house.

Plus, she revealed that laundry baskets are breeding grounds for bacteria! 

Bathe pets

She encouraged people with pets in their homes to bathe their pets regularly and keep on top of pet hair by regular vacuuming.

This will help people avoid the smell of animals in their homes. 

Dehumidifier

The queen of clean also encouraged people to use a dehumidifier as these take the moisture out of the air, making it less hospitable to mould and mildew. 

Lynsey went on to explain that she uses cleaning as another form of her daily exercise. 

She said: “Cleaning fast against the clock is just as good as a daily run.

While going up and down the stairs and using all your body is such a great workout and makes you enjoy cleaning so much more!

“While going up and down the stairs and using all your body is such a great workout and makes you enjoy cleaning so much more!

“Cleaning is great for my mental health and wellbeing and that is why I enjoy it so much.”

However the cleaning pro also revealed that some foods are the worst offenders for making the house smell – and unfortunately for foodie lovers, fish and curry, fall into that category. 

But there are ways to stay on top of the food smells, insisted Lynsey. 

She said: “The fridge is one of the smelliest areas in your home, due to smelly foods and leftovers that get forgotten. 

“Add a small dish or bicarb to your fridge and place at the back to help soak up odours. 

“Kitchen bins can also really smell so add a few slices of fresh lemon or a cotton pad with a few drops of essential oils on to keep bad odours at bay.”

The cleaning expert shared her top tips and methods for what to do if you’ve cooked something smelly. 

She explained: “On the hob, boil up in a saucepan some white vinegar, fill it a quarter full, bring to the boil and then simmer. 

“Let it simmer for approximately 15 minutes and the vinegar will break down the odours in the air. 

“Or you can try cutting an onion in half and leaving it in two points around the room. If the onion is left overnight, it will shrivel up and soak up the odours – voila!” 

For cleaning, hacks see how cleaning fan shares how to reach even the tightest spaces using a simple kitchen utensil.

Also, watch Britain’s cleanest man, spend nine hours mopping his kitchen and uses a steamer to get rid of dust every day.

If interested in household hacks, check out this video on how to clean a rug with a saucepan lid.

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