This post is sponsored by Air Wick®. All opinions are my own. 

There are so many benefits to being the only girl in the house, however what’s not a benefit is the odors and mess that accompany living in a house full of boys. I love making our home a fun and relaxing place to be, and a lot of that has to do with keeping our home smelling fresh. I have found some simple ways to neutralize odors all year long—even during peak stinky times like summer!—that are easy but make a big difference.

1. Delegate.

My boys are 5, 11, and 13 so we have a wide age range in our home. All of them have ways they can help out with keeping the house smelling good all day long. Bathrooms and laundry seem to be some of the worst smelling places when living with all boys. So, daily the kids help with wiping down the bathrooms with some easy disinfectant wipes you can grab at any local grocery store. This simplifies the task and makes for a quick chore that any age can accomplish. 

The kids are headed back to school soon, so everything seems to pile up a little more with being in and out and running to various activities, and this is a simple way they can help out.

Luckily, our new home has an upstairs laundry room, so we have the kids sort their clothes and do their own laundry every week. My youngest can easily sort the colors and help throw the items into the machine. Keeping items in that room, and having the kids stay on top of it really lessens any lingering odors through our home.

2. Continuous Odor Control with Air Wick®.

Having a continuous fresh scent going through our home is key to keeping the bad odors out. The Air Wick® Automatic Spray is a life saver for me because it is constantly combating odors so I can take one more thing off my to-do list. It is super easy to set up, and automatically releases fresh bursts of fragrance into my home to neutralize odors without the hassle of traditional air fresheners. On its lowest setting, it can last up to 60 days!! I love that I can set it and forget it.

Keeping my home fresh

Summer is coming to a close, and the boys are constantly in and out of the house enjoying their last bit of summer at the basketball court.  You can imagine the smells that come into our home with that. With Air Wick®, I know it’s working 24/7 to neutralize the odors so I’m covered.

Keeping house fresh with boys

Air Wick® is a life saver as now I can focus on my family while it keeps our home smelling like the oasis that it is. 

They have so many great scents to accommodate any preference. Right now, we are loving the Pure Ocean Breeze scent. It keeps my home smelling fresh 24 hours a day, and is perfect for this time of year.

3. Quality products in the kitchen.

Keep house smelling fresh

There are so many odors that come from our kitchen. With boys that eat all day and all night, we realized we had to invest in better trash bags and food storage containers. These help keep the smells in rather than running through the house.

The boys like to take them for school throughout the week as well, so having ones that keep their food tasting great makes a difference. It also saves on those plastic bags throughout the year! 

I hope these simple tips will help you make your house and home and keep it smelling like the beautiful place it is! To learn more, head to:

*For more articles on parenting, check out: “10 Tips for Raising Respectful Kids.”

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