Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I'm still here...
Our house has been shown three times so far and a large parade of realtors will be whisking through this morning at 10:00.
Our house has smelled delicious--mostly--for days now. Want to know the easy way to scent your home? I have two secrets:
1.) Use your coffeemaker. Make at least half a pot of something aromatic and keep it brewing for an hour or more. Currently, (because we've switched to organic and we got this other kind, in unopened cans, at a yard sale for 50 cents each)I'm using Folger's French Vanilla. Yum. Our house has three stories and French Vanilla is presently wafting through each and every one.
2.) Buy a small bottle of scented oil (I get the cinnamon kind for less than $3. And think oil, not water.) Then go around the house placing drops in bowls of potpourri, rub a little on the underside of furniture, place on wreaths or dried-flower-valence thingies, etc.
That's it! Unless your house smells downright vile, these two ideas make a quick, ten-minute fix. People have been stepping into our house exclaiming, "Oh! It smells so nice in here!," and well, trust me... With ten-year-old burbour carpet and two (formerly 6) cats, that's really saying something, indeed.
See you soon... And thanks so very much for your comments of the past few days!