Summer scents have the power to transport us back to our fondest sun-soaked memories. Even in the dreary cold of winter, one whiff of an ocean-scented candle can fill your mind with images of long summer days spent lounging by the sea. That’s because of the unique way that your brain processes smells.
Vacuums are one of the most powerful cleaning tools you can have in your home, but they still need a little help from time to time. Every vacuum, from simple upright models to automated smart vacuums with all the bells and whistles, requires regular cleaning and maintenance. Typically, you should clean your vacuum every six months, though you may need to do it more often if you notice stinky vacuum odors, a loss of suction, or visible debris left behind during use
The furry part of our furry friends doesn’t just accumulate under the couch and along the baseboards, it also harbors pet dander and any other allergy or asthma triggers that our pets rubbed up against along the way. There are so-called hypoallergenic pets that shed less or may have no fur at all, but none of us will be swapping out our companion for one that leaves less residue around the house.
Bad odors and poor air quality often go hand in hand. Aside from being unpleasant, stinky scents can sometimes be a sign of unhealthy pollution in your indoor air. In previous posts, we’ve broken down what causes bad smells, how to know when they’re a sign of something harmful, and how to remove them from your home. Here, we get into the positive side of scents with five new ways to make your whole house smell good (without toxic chemicals or synthetic scents ruining your indoor air quality).
Odors are powerful chemicals ready to react with anything, up to and including the sensitive nerves in your nose. Removing them often requires equally powerful chemicals to dislodge, destroy, or cover them up.
The world’s surfaces are covered in mold spores just waiting to sprout. Most of these spores will crack, dry out, and die before they can start to grow, but in countless other places fuzzy colonies of fungi will appear seemingly out of nowhere to devour any organic matter they can.
When you become a parent, you have to put a lot more thought into sleep, squeezing in shuteye when you can while making sure your little one is clocking the recommended hours too. As your child grows and your schedule gets more crowded, it may take even more effort to schedule naps and bedtimes to ensure they’re getting the sleep they need to support their growing bodies.
National Beer Day, April 7th, isn’t just one more national day to tack on to the rest. It’s been around for almost a hundred years and commemorates the beginning of the end for alcohol prohibition in 1933. The 18th Amendment only forbade the sale of alcohol for about 14 years before the 21st Amendment canceled it out.