Your home is your sanctuary, so the last thing you want is unpleasant odours seeping in. Luckily, with a few clever tricks up your sleeve – and an RCS Card – you can keep your home smelling divine. Still need an RCS Card? It’s so easy. Sign up now , then follow your nose to any of the 24 000 stores in the RCS Shopping Network to stock up on the things you need to make your home smell heavenly.

 

STEP 1: GIVE ODOURS THE HEAVE-HO

No amount of scented candles can mask a bad smell. Pets, damp, mildew, clogged drains and general clutter can all contribute to odours, so identify the cause and then get busy busting it. Try the Bennett Read pet stain and odour remover (R99, Game), and while you’re there, toss some Mr Muscle drain cleaner (R55.49) into your trolley. For bonus points, grab a lint remover set (R90) to get that deeply embedded pet fur out of the cushions – and your clothes.

 

STEP 2: DEEP CLEAN

Once the source of bad odour has been treated, it’s time to steam clean. DIY it with the 5-in-1 Steam Mop (R1 699.95, Homemark), which is great for getting into nooks and crannies, and even works on windows.

 Need to break out the big guns? Invest in the Genesis Hydrovac Extreme II (R4 799, Verimark), considered the ultimate in home vacuum cleaners. You’ll have a mean muscle machine that cleans your entire home and the air you breathe. Neat!

 Once you’ve cleaned the air, keep it that way with a purifier, which works by helping to reduce allergens in the air and combat unpleasant smells. Try the Crystal Aire executive air purifier (R1 309, Makro online), which includes a built-in ioniser to kill pathogens.

 

 

STEP 3: FRAGRANCE THE AIR

Clean air is great. Fragrant air is better. Diffusers are fantastic for providing subtle, long-lasting scent, and they’re most effective when placed in each room. We love The Body Shop range of reed diffusers (from R315, Clicks) for a quick and effective fix. Or transform your home with a more permanent feature, like the Aura tranquillity electric diffuser (R1 299, @home) or Reflection diffuser (R1 299, Home etc). You get to switch up your fragrance whenever you like while adding a gorgeous designer touch to your home.

 

STEP 4: GET LIT

Candles are a classic way to improve your home’s aroma while creating a lovely ambience – just be sure not to skimp on quality. We’re in love with Poetry’s beautiful range of candles and holders (from R65). Some of our favourites are the Wildflower gold painted candle, Let’s Stay Home candle (both R180), and the Love votive set (R199).

are a classic way to improve your home’s aroma while creating a lovely ambience – just be sure not to skimp on quality. We’re in love with Poetry’s beautiful range of candles and holders (from R65). Some of our favourites are the Wildflower gold painted candle, Let’s Stay Home candle (both R180), and the Love votive set (R199).

 

 

STEP 5: SHAKE IT UP

No, we’re not talking about lavender-scented room spray! For a truly unique fragrance addition, treat yourself to a Crystal Aire 3D Lumi essential oil diffuser, available in a range of designs (R575, Makro). This glowing 3D diffuser has two mist settings and LED lights that can be controlled manually or automatically. It’s perfect as a night light or for bringing tranquillity to your space while delivering gentle scented spritzes.

 

Finally, hang an inspirational fragrance sheet in your home for that last nose-pleasing, mood-boosting touch. We want the She Believed She Could So She Did sheet in every room of ours (R75, Poetry)!

 

GET IT ALL WITH YOUR RCS CARD

Transform your home into a tranquil, sweet-smelling haven. With your RCS Card , you can get up to 55 days’ interest-free credit on all your purchases and the ability to access cash when you need it. Plus, you can manage your account oh so easily with our handy RCS App . So what are you waiting for? Apply for your RCS Card , and start living in your dream home today!

 

*Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.