Advice for Making Your House "Smell Good"

"Your house smells so good!!!" I don't know why, but this is probably one of the best compliments you can ever receive. If you're like me (Hey, Shannen here!), you like the smell of a lot of Bath and Body Works stuff, but it might get a little too overpowering and cause headaches. So, that's not an option for me! I'm also a big candle person (especially Anthropologie's brand! It's the only thing I can afford in that store, and it's definitely worth it!), but you can only burn those so often.

Reader's Digest came up with some tips and tricks on how to make your house smell good that doesn't involve any of those things! Check it out:

  • Freshly baked cookies are always the best smell! However, I know you don't have the time for all of that baking. Try this: pour a few teaspoons of ground cinnamon and cloves on a baking sheet. Leave it inside the oven for a half hour at 200 degrees... with the door ajar. YUM!
  • Tape a dryer sheet to the back of your dresser or tuck them behind chairs. Keep it fresh!
  • Dampen a cotton ball with vanilla extract and leave it on a refrigerator shelf - a new way to add a scent instead of just leaving baking soda open!
  • All of those citrus fruit leftovers? Toss a few peels down the sink to avoid garbage disposable odors! Do it once a month to keep things smelling fresh.
  • You can also dump half a cup of salt down the disposal and turn out the disposal while running cold water!
  • Add a few citrus peels to a cup of water and let that simmer on the stove for a few hours (possibly adding a little more water)
  • Hang eucalyptus branches in your shower...relaxing!

These are all great tips that I'm going to have to try! What are your "secret" ways to keep the house smelling good?

Smiling Woman standing in the kitchen holding a freshly baked loaf of bread

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