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How to Make Your Home Smell Amazing for the Holidays

The way your home smells can change everything for you and your guests holiday experience. Think back to holidays at Grandma’s and all the special scents you distinctly remember. Create that effect in your own home with these tricks.


1. Garbage Disposal

For starters you’ll need to kick the home’s stink before you start making it smell good. Maybe you and your family stopped smelling it, but the garbage disposal holds some awful smells down there. Trapped food can create an aroma in your kitchen that you”ll never realize is coming right from your sink! Try dropping some lemon and lime peels down the drain and turning on the garbage disposal. You can also pour in around half a cup of baking soda while running warm water through it.

2. Scented Candles

Everyone’s go to idea to get the home smelling great, candles are a great way to bring the house together and make it feel more like the holidays. Not only are they inviting and make the home feel comfortable, they also can make the whole house smell differently almost right away. For the fall try something a little more subtle like Apple Cider or Cinnamon Vanilla so the scent isn’t overwhelming but it gives you the exact fall smell you’re looking for. Use candle holders that match the decor of the rest of your home.

3. Stove Simmer

An easy and effective trick to make your home smell amazing is by boiling a pot of spices and other ingredients. Try adding in cinnamon sticks, apple peels, orange rinds and whole cloves. Not to mention if you’re kitchen smells this good it will motivate you for cooking!

4. Cooking in the Oven

Nothing beats the smell of warm baked goods. Before the guests arrive and the food gets prepped, start a batch of cinnamon rolls or banana bread to kick off the holiday cooking smells!

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