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How to Make Your Home Smell Like Autumn

After a bustling summer season, we are all ready to welcome fall and everything that comes along with it. Homey comfort foods and chilly weather are more than enough to make us want to cuddle up inside. If the warm spiced scents of fall are a favorite of yours, then McCaleb Homes has you covered. With these imaginative home remedies, you can have your home smelling like apple pie and PSLs in no time!


There is a reason that when staging an open house realtors will often times pop cookies into the oven before potential buyers arrive. The smell of freshly baked treats is so inviting. You can steal their tricks by baking your own pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. Your home will soon be filled with warm delicious scents with the major bonus of actually getting to have your bread and eat it too!

Simmer Pot

Of course, autumn scented candles are on the market in abundance and a super convenient way to bring fall into your home. If candles make your eyes tear up, try a fragrant simmer pot instead. Set up a pot with water and fresh citrus and spices. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for as long as you would like. Be sure to top off the water throughout the day. For some scent inspiration, try a combo of oranges, apples, cinnamon sticks, sage, and vanilla.

Fire Starters

Whether you are camping or lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, you can enhance the tranquil smell of burning wood with a homemade spice fire starter. You can make them by placing earthy ingredients like fresh rosemary sprigs, dried apples, and cinnamon sticks into a paper coffee filter. Seal the opening with thread or whatever else floats your boat and there you have it! Toss a pouch into the fire to give you extra fuzzy feelings.

Of course, there are numerous more ways you can make your home smell on point for the season, but these are a few of our favorite ways. If you are looking for more helpful information regarding the home, have a look around the rest of the McCaleb Homes blogs. You are sure to find something useful. If not, why not grab yourself a chai latte and cuddle up for a classic movie?

By McCaleb Homes 10-17-2019

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