Monday, December 17, 2012

Seasonal Scents can Help Sell Your Home!


Whether your home is on the market before, after or during the holidays, scents can affect the sale. A beautiful home staged wonderfully can be overlooked if the family cat is front and center…especially when the buyers don’t even see the feline. Often one whiff of an unemptied litter box can be enough to send a carload of potential buyers rushing out the door. 

So what can a cat loving, home seller do? 

Beyond the obvious of emptying the box prior to a showing, there are a few things that could be helpful. One option is to light scented candles but there is a potential fire hazard, especially with kitties in the house. Another is to use plug-in air fresheners but that can seem artificial and bother some home buyers with sensitive noses. I prefer a natural air freshener. Here’s a great seasonal recipe for a natural potpourri that can be stored and used for a few weeks. I have the basics to the recipe below. 

And if you are looking for a budget-friendly DIY present to give to family and friends this year; natural holiday potpourri can be packaged as a gift too!

Natural Stove Top Potpourri for the Holidays

  • 1 orange quartered (Fresh is not required)

  • 1/2 cup whole fresh cranberries

  • 1 Tablespoon. whole cloves

  • 2-3 sticks of cinnamon

  • a dash of grated nutmeg

Place ingredients in saucepan. Add ½ cup water and simmer on low heat until house smells wonderful.

Cool and store in refrigerator until next use.



 
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