Friday, January 08, 2016
Listing your home for sale? Here's an easy way to make it smell really g-o-o-d
In a medium pot, put a few cinnamon sticks (not the ground kind pictured above; I just didn't have any sticks today), some whole nutmeg pods, whole cloves, orange peel or lemon peel, cover with water and simmer. After a few minutes, your home will smell really wonderful. You don't have to keep it simmering for long as the scent will linger, and you can reuse the same mixture over and over -- just make sure to add more water before you simmer. You might even like to do this when you're not showing your house.
A couple of other hints: feel free to experiment with savory spices, bay leaves, rosemary twigs, apple peels, etc. And cinnamon sticks in the Hispanic section of your grocery store are half the price of the ones on the spice aisle. Happy home selling.