Febreze is one of those things. I like to use it when I'm making the bed in the morning, and on the towels when I'm tidying the restroom. (And also, maybe, on my running clothes when they get smelly..hypothetically......)
A slight digression- sometimes sticking to your budget is more about contentment than it is about dollars and cents, you know? I mean, of course it is literally minding your dollars and cents, but I find I can do that more easily with the right attitude. I am often amazed by how much I HAVE, when I bother to look. Most of all, I have lots of resources. The ability to cook. A family who readily accepts circumstances, even if they are different than usual. Time (Not having to work outside of the home). And, usually, energy. If I focus on those things, and making the most of what I have at my disposal, I can usually do better than just "make do". I can thrive.
Ok, back to the Febreze- this is really simple. And cool, because you can make your favorite fabric softener the scent of the Febreze!
Adapted From Fake It Frugal
1 1/2 Tbs. Baking Soda
1 1/2 Tbs. fabric softener
Empty Febreze spray bottle
I just used a paper funnel and put the baking soda and Downy into the bottle, filled the rest up with warm water and gave it a shake!! I works WONDERFULLY!! It smells so nice, like a load of freshly-washed laundry!
So if your house smells like this:
But you want it to smell like this:
Use this stuff!!
(That may be a tiny, itty-bitty, slight exaggeration.) (But it does smell super fresh.)