Sunday, June 21, 2015

From Smelly to Smiley


Hope you don't run like her out from your home. 

Smiles and Smells never go hand in hand.  There could be just one either smile or smell!  You cannot have a smiling face in a room with pathetically bad odour. No one loves to be in such an environment. Such an ambience serves as a big source of  distraction. Trust me smell is a big turn off for everyone. Just like a man is judged by  his appearance. A home is judged by the ambiance. It has to smell good. And there are few smells that would make you clip your nose and run out of your home. Through this post I will talk about the different kinds of odours that surface through our house!

I belong to a family of core non veg eaters. We love fish! Yes, all kinds of fish even dry fish.  Don't be surprised if I say we even eat crabs.  They are indeed healthy. But the skins and the shells that is left behind has to be disposed off very soon. If you leave those remnants in your dust bin, then your dust bin would go to coma.  And if you have to take a revenge on someone , you just need to politely ask the person to open your dust bin. I feed bad about the woman who comes to our apartment to collect the garbage. How painful would it be for her to open our dustbin! 

IMAGE SOURCE - Dry fish smells Yuck!
And the days when she didn't come , dad would transfer the garbage from the bin to a polythene. That's a very tricky situation for us! No one would touch it!  We all would look at each others face and no one would volunteer for this activity and poor dad has to do that chore. And when my dad opens the dust bin, my sister issues an alert - Run, Every one Run!  And that would seem like a commando officer asking his soldiers to attack.  Spartans, Run, bad smell alert! Even after disposing it, the smell would float in the room. The stale odour would refuse to leave our room .  Such is the bad smell that arises from it. And  the stinking smell travels through the air and reaches every room as an uninvited guest. Of course people detest uninvited guests these days and these kinds of smells are hated by many people. The smell haunts us, pretty much! Even I dislike it for the same reason. An advise for all non vegetarians here - never try frying dry fish at your home. It causes terrible smell and you will have to clip your nose. 

To get rid of the stink caused by the fish, meats, chickens and crabs , we use a refreshener or a perfume that never lasts long. Trust me , these days we are spending a lot of  money on buying room refresheners and perfumes. This actually gives an opportunity  for  my younger sister to try different fragrance of perfumes. If she hates it then she would offer it to Mom for it to be used as a smell repellent. That's actually nasty for a perfume to be used as a smell repellant! One day Maasi came to our house as an uninvited guest. She felt a little uncomfortable. She was to stay at our home for a week but she left our house within 2 days citing that she had to meet Mama. But  after doing the root cause analysis we realized that it was the bad smell  that was the main reason. To get rid of smells caused by food,you need to use a good air refreshener.  And there is an old adage that says  - if you can't catch the fish, then change the bait. Here  we don't have any plans of catching any fish but we got to get rid of the smell it causes. We need to change our methods to keep our house clean. There are many room fresheners available in markets but very few of them are effective.  Some would light agarbatti's in their home to produce some nice cool fragrance. Well that's a good idea too but I am not sure how effective it is. Lately we used Ambi Pur and it showed some fruitful results. It's different fragrances are highly impactful. 

Smelly socks - image source
Rainy seasons are loved by many. I  know people  who wait with baited breath to welcome the rains. Monsoons are the main reason for the foul smelling clothes. That's caused because our clothes never dry up completely due to no sunlight. A partially dried cloth would produce a bad odour. And that's because monsoon are the period when the Sun has gone for a long vacation. Poor thing  after working  hard for days (not night) for months demands  rest. And it changes shift by offering its  job to the clouds who shows its displeasure in form of tears (Read Rains). That's when I miss the sun the most. When it rains continuously without any break, it makes life miserable. We tie ropes in our room from one corner to another corner and switch on the fan in high speed so that our cloths could dry up soon. Sadly that also attributes to the soaring electricity bills. Well the main question here is  how to get rid of those smells. Its a very difficult question to answer.

Also the same applies for winters. Clothes take too much time to dry up due to partial sunlight! Such issues will crop up every now and then! We use the above approach that I mentioned above. What do you do to tackle wet clothes problem during monsoon?

Clothes don't dry up soon in Monsoon & Winter. Thus bad odour at home. Image Source


Another peculiar type of smell that arises is from the sink. Sometimes water there clogs and different elements like hair, dirt etc get accumulated there, giving rise to some strange smell.  And not to forget the stale smell behind the refrigerator. We have to clean it once every week to prevent it from smelling foul. Cleaning the house is essential. But the phenyl smell sometimes hurts the  nose. It is unbearable at times. Also the area near the toilet.  If I could say there are many such typical odours that we smell in our home. Stinky socks, shirts smelling bad, perished vegetables and food, unwashed dishes etc  are few of them.  Sometimes you might feel fed up and sometimes even feel like chopping your nose like the guy below. Don't do that.

Don't cut your nose. Find a solution to bad odour at home

As per a local research, it is known that students whose house smells bad also perform bad in their studies. According to the research, a group of students were selected. Half of them  had a nice smelling home with great ambiance and the other half lived in a house with bad odour. Their performances were measured and tracked. It was noticed that students who lived in a bad smelling home also performed bad in their studies unlike the other half students who scored well.  You must  be wandering who made this research. It's none other than yours truly!  Similarly people shy away from inviting people to their home because of the bad odour. You have an amazing spacious home and why should you  stop inviting people to your home. Home is where the heart is! The first major solution   to kick off those bad odour is to clean our house every day. Cleanliness is next to Godliness. You don't need a Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan for it. Plan a Swachh Ghar Abhiyaan. Cleanliness starts from the home. Use good room refreshener. Like I said before, we have been using the Ambi Pur since last few months and we have been observing some good results. It comes up with many fragrances.  And well, you should be knowing that...

"Ambi Pur doesn't just covers odours, it completely removes them!"

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“I am blogging for #SmellyToSmiley activity atBlogAdda.com in association with Ambi Pur

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Saturday, November 30, 2013

And I sniffed!

Note - This post is a product review post written for Ambipur Air effects and Indiblogger.in

 Researchers and Scientists across the globe have all the time in the world to perform their researches in order to accomplish new theories which could change human lives or may be find in depth details about certain things. As per one such theory , scientists believe that humans could smell 10 different kinds of smells. The Olfactory lobes of the human brain is skillful enough to differentiate different kinds of smells. The neuron receptors  could probably be playing a good role. So from popcorn's to mints to fruits to dirts to flowers to dusts to  sweets to different kinds of aromas! Our talented brain could perform so many functions just like some  ambidextrous folks!

But why are we even talking and discussing about smells? Behold! I will unveil the reason for the same. Last few months I had been tied in my Analysis work which I had been doing for my project. Some times certain circumstances would demand my presence till late night. Of course  staying late night isn't my cup of tea but sometimes staying back late was the only feasible option for me. During those days Indiblogger came up with a contest - Smelly Air to Smiley Air!  But due to paucity of time I couldn't participate in that contest. But I had applied for the Ambipur Air effect product. I received the product in a months time. It was a Lavender Vanilla and Comfort air effects. The courier guy had called me,inquiring me for a landmark. By then I had completely forgotten about this product as I was occupied with too many stuffs during those days. As usual I came home late at around 11 p.m. It wasn't unusual for me as I was used to it. As we go out we often tend to get prone to unwanted agents inform of germs and different types of pollutants which contribute to other kinds of pollutions. These agents do reach our home along with us. So like a possessive girlfriend, they too would always be with you adding to your frustrations, contributing to mood swings and tiredness. And I would just transport my office frustrations from office to home. Day long  work would make me feel weak and tired.  So as and when I reach home, my first thing would be to go to my bed room and lay on my bed for some time. It was a part of my daily routine. But sometimes too much frustrations at office would irk you and you would lose your cool at home and take it upon your folks. Trust me even I am a victim of mood swings. So that day was different. As I entered my house with a frown , I felt something different in fact I smelt something different . I felt like I had entered a different home altogether. For the first time I sat on the main room as I saw my younger sister offered me a cup of coffee.  I smiled at her. She was surprised as she saw smile on my face after I reached home from work. SURPRISE!

Breathe In - Breathe Out - Breathe In - Breath Out! I was feeling  good . It  was so fresh! The fragrance was inviting and it almost transferred my tiredness into happiness! The fresh air only helped in keeping our home better. I loved the fragrance at the first instance itself!

Okay thats me holding the new Ambipur Air effects - Lavender Vanilla & Comfort.!

I should say that the fragrance of the air freshener  had imbued in  a new feeling inside the house. I asked my mother about this and she revealed the new Ambipur Air effects freshener. It was like   a long forgotten story which had knocked my mind once again to rewrite new chapters in this book of life.Sigh! Certain feelings couldn't be expressed in mere words but this brought good change. I no longer rushed inside my room to recoup all the energy lost in the days work. I would feel rejuvenated and fresh! Since then there has been no foul odour. Ambipur Air effect was there to tackle all kinds of smells that cropped in - whether it be fish, dusts, dirts etc. We religiously used Ambipur Air effects everyday. It was a good experience all together! It eliminated bad odour and freshened the air. So your fan won't be circulating stale air any more. It will snatch all the smells from your home and make you feel fresh just like it keeps the air around you fresh! and then it there will be smiles all around your home!

Last week  elder sister visited our place for the first time after her marriage. She was amazed and surprised and  kept nagging mother. I informed her that it Ambipur Air Effect  and nothing else. Such was the magic cast upon by Ambipur Air effect on all those who visited our home. Soon I gifted her the same.  Fresh air circulated within the home and the sweet fragrance would virtually transport us to a completely different world - a world full of happiness and nothing else. So why fret about smells when you have Ambipur air effects?  Try it and you too would find it amazing just like me!


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