get your hosting skills on
Hate cleaning? Use visiting neighbors or in-laws as motivation. Heck, even the mailman will do. A clean home is a gift for your guests. Here are six foolproof tips to spare your visitors from the stuffy-house smells.
1. tackle the top two
Guests rarely wander into your bedroom or garage. (If your friends are that nosy, lock your doors.) Focus on sprucing up the kitchen and bathroom: two high-traffic zones with a reputation for stink. Set up a SMALL SPACES near your toilet tank to fight odors, and another near your kitchen trashcan for a whiff of freshness.
2. a pluggable makes scents
First impressions matter. Hit your guests with freshness as soon as they walk in the door with your favorite Febreze PLUG in the entryway. The best part? One Febreze PLUG with Fade Defy Technology provides two alternating scents for a first-day fresh that lasts 50 days.*
3. make room for conversation
A clutter-free space gives guests the go-ahead to stay and chat. Avoid distracting junk pileups by making a home base for every item to return to when the doorbell rings. Not sure where to start? Take a picture of your room, then tackle the parts you wouldn’t post to Facebook.
4. mist things up
Embrace your inner interior decorator. Pull furniture out of its usual spot and give vacuum attachments a workout on neglected floors and corners. Take the opportunity to freshen your fabric pieces with a little Fabric Refresher. Then put everything back—a little differently. A table lamp swap. An angled sofa. A throw pillow with a pop of color. It all makes for great conversation when company arrives.
5. details, details
Turn up the good vibes in your home with a fab finishing touch. Think fresh cut flowers in your foyer or a group of Febreze Candles on a coffee table. Feeling crafty? You can add your own sparkle to the odor-fighting shine by gluing pretty ribbons or buttons to the base of your candles.
6. activate the emergency odor solution
Drop-in guests and no time to clean? Fight odors in an instant. When the doorbell rings, spray Air Effects in any (or every) room before answering the door. Any one of our 20+ scents is an instant welcome wagon.