At our house, we have 3 cats and 2 dogs, so I'm always afraid that our house smells like,..uh,..pets. To try to combat that, I was always spraying Febreeze around. Now, I'm always spraying my homemade version around.
The recipe can be found at Homemade Mamas and it works great. I should mention that when you choose a fabric softener, it doesn't matter how cheap or expensive it is, but make sure you love the scent because that is what your knock-off Febreeze (and therefore your home) are going to smell like. The one I am using right now is Snuggle's white lavender and sandalwood.
I had this in an empty spray bottle but I kept grabbing it to clean the windows (which really didn't clean them but made them smell great), so I switched to using an empty Febreeze bottle. Problem solved.
I thought you might also like to know about tips that I tried that did not work so you don't have to go through the process for nothing. Here is one that didn't work for me:
Every time I took a swipe at the cobwebs at ceiling level, the elastic would bunch and the rag would pucker up, becoming pretty much useless. No matter how carefully I tried to move the broom, the rag did not stay on the broom.