We all love to clean our bathrooms and house to make them smell great, but sometimes it just doesn’t smell the way we want it to smell after we finish. Sometimes it just needs a little extra TLC. In this article, I will show you some smart ways to clean and make your bathroom smell good and your home smell spectacular in every way possible. With the high amount of people that will go in and out, you will need to know these cleaning tips and tricks.

The bathroom that visitors use will be the worse, so you need to be on top of things to make it as clean as possible because people will tell other people the way your house is.

How to Make Bathroom Smell Good

Below will be 15 amazing and easy ways to make your bathroom smell great fast and easily without you doing too much work at all which involves cleaning.

Using an air freshener in your bathroom

Bath and body works do sell some lovely smelling air freshener. It may be a little pricey, but you can use it somewhere special in your house. They have different styles to choose from, even one that sprays two different fragrances throughout the day and even has a night light built-in. It’s called a wallflower plugin. Give it a shot, and you won’t regret it.

Laundry detergent in the toilet tank

Many people may be concerned about pouring the detergent in the tank wondering if it will damage the system, but it won’t.

I have been doing this for seven months now, and there is no damage to the tank or anything.

The plumber said the detergent breaks down in the system, so there will be no problems or need to worry. I pour a cup in the tank three times for the week. You can use any detergent like Tide or DownyGain, and even fabric softener too.

I love using Tide because of the smell

This will leave your bathroom smelling amazing for the entire day, it also depends on how often you flush the toilet. For me, the detergent and aroma stayed in the bathroom for two days and that’s with 15 flushes per day or more.

Mint toothpaste

If you like the minty smell of your toothpaste and you want your bathroom to smell that way, here is a method, just cut the toothpaste tube 1/4 of an inch on both sides at the bottom of it and place it in the toilet tank. This can last up to two months.

Clogged toilet

If your toilet is clogged and you don’t have a plunger, you can panic for a while because who wants to call someone and tell them you clogged the toilet.

Just use some plastic food wrap and cover the toilet boil tightly. Go over it four times before you try to flush again when you do flush, the air that builds up in the toilet will be trapped, and then all you need to do is just push the air down, and it will work the same as a plunger.

Baking Soda and rubbing alcohol to clean the bathroom

You can sanitize your toilet brush and the holder at the same time, even making an air freshener too. Pour rubbing alcohol in the toilet brush holder then add some baking soda.

The baking soda will absorb any odor that is there, and the rubbing alcohol will kill the bacteria over time each time you use the brush. You can redo this process each week.

Vanilla on cotton balls Place in Bathroom

Another way to use vanilla to make your bathroom smell amazing is by putting a few drops of vanilla extract on a cotton ball and place it inside the toilet paper roll.

Each time the toilet paper moves the lovely smell of vanilla will spread in the room.

Vanilla extra and water

If you don’t like those air fresheners with all those different chemicals inside them, then I have the perfect solution for you. You can get a beautiful spray bottle from your local pharmacy or supermarket.

If you do not have vanilla extract at home, then you can buy some as well, some brands can be pricey, so look for the one that is in the middle range, the cheaper ones are weak in the smell area.

Fill the spray bottle with water and add one tablespoon of vanilla extract, each time you use the toilet, you can spray this, and it will work the same as regular air fresheners.

Remove odors permanently from your towels in the bathroom

A quick fix was to just place your towels in the dryer, but if you want a permanent way to remove those odors and make them smell and feel brand new, then you need to do this twice a month.

Start by giving the towels a cycle in hot water then sprinkle some baking soda over them. Like a cup, give it a next cycle with hot water, and your towels will come out smelling so fresh.

Essential oil in the bins in the bathroom

Sprinkle a few drops of essential oil in the garbage bin in your bathroom, by adding some lovely fragrance will help lift any odor that’s remaining after you have done cleaning your bathroom.

Homemade air freshener

If you are a frugal person or just love to do things yourself, you will love this hack. Get a spray bottle and pour two cups of water, one cup of alcohol, and 10 drops of essential oil. Shake it well, and there you go, your own homemade air freshener. You can use it like how you use the one that you buy.

Detergent With Cotton Ball

If you are concerned with the detergent in the toilet tank, I have provided a next method you can use. So here is the next tip for using the detergent.

Get a small jar with two cotton balls inside, pour two or three tablespoons of your favorite detergent on them, and place it anywhere in your bathroom. The aroma can last up to three days, and it only takes two or three tablespoons of detergent to do the job.

Air wick stick ups

This hack is a clever little hack that can be used all over your house wherever you have a garbage bin that you think needs a little scent Boost.

We normally stick the air wick to walls but think of it. If you just stick one underneath the trash can cover it can make the bin smell so good because the scent just has to circulate in a small area, so it will last longer as well.

This little trick will have people taking each time they come over to your house because it is so simple but so clever at the same time.

Spring cleaning

One day when you are not busy and the weather is good, just go around your house and collect the blankets, cushion covers, and kitchen towels. Use gain fireworks when you’re washing them to give it a massive boost in freshness. This will give your home a clean and litter feeling.

Pine-Sol in toilet brush holder to clean it and make it smell good

Add pine-sol to your toilet brush holder to give it a nice aroma each time you use it. It also will help to clean your toilet as well each time you use the brush. You can also use it to clean down your bathroom as well and pour some down the drain.

Keeping your curtain smelling fresh

We are not going to be able to wash our curtains every week, but we want them to smell amazing all the time like you just finish washing them.

Mix two cups Gain fireworks in hot water, allow it to dissolve and cool, then go around and spray all your curtains with it. For a bonus, open the windows afterward, and the wind will spread the scent everywhere.

Smaller garbage bin in each bathroom

Keep a smaller garbage bin in the bathroom. You might be wondering why, but the smaller the garbage bin is, the more frequently you will empty it.

Clean the cabinets inside the bathroom

During the winter, when you shower, you normally see the mirrors get foggy.

That’s because of the heat mixing with the cold. This can form molds in your bathroom, you may know this, but we tend to clean only the areas that we see the mold.

We do not look in places that we think it may form as well, and this will lead to your bathroom having a bad smell. Look inside the cabinets where the sink and clean there every two weeks.

With the pipes running through the cabinet, it will cause mold to develop even faster with the moisture that will be there.

Leaving the bathroom door open

Leaving the bathroom door close all the time will cause stale air to be in there all the time. Especially if you don’t open the windows because its winter and the time is cold. The fresh air that’s in the house will circulate through the bathroom as well when you leave it open.

Open windows in your bathroom 

One of the best ways to make your bathroom smell fresh is by opening the windows.

It gets cold where I live, but I make the sacrifice to slightly crack the window open to let fresh air in for about five minutes. This made such a big difference for me in so many ways.