Owning a movie theater has taught me the importance of a fresh-smelling auditorium, and nothing makes a theater smell fresher than frequent mopping and Febreze
. In the early days, we were burning through a bottle of Febreze nearly every month, which became so expensive that it nearly put us out of business... among other things (my work-related Wii excluded). Eventually I got the bright idea that it might be cheaper to roll our own fabric refreshener rather than emptying out our nascent 401(k) to pay for the name-brand stuff.
If you're not looking for anything special to kill germs or neutralize pet odor, this might be something you could use to help save a few bucks. Basically, all it does is make whatever you spray it on smell good. All you really need is some fabric softener (choose whatever scent you like) and water. Mix it up at a ratio of 3 to 1 (water to fabric softener), and spray it to your heart's content. There's all kinds of recipes for homemade Febreze floating around the internet, but this one is the simplest, and, in my opinion, the most effective. In fact, I think our DIY fabric refreshener smells better longer
than the name-brand stuff, but your mileage may vary depending on the type of fabric softener you choose.