People are just realizing you can use cheap kitchen ingredients to repel mice – and keep your home smelling good

Dealing with mice in the home can be a real headache, especially when it gets cold. 

They sneak into your kitchen, chew on food packaging, leave droppings everywhere, and even gnaw on electrical wires, causing potential safety hazards!

So, I've been on a mission to find a homemade solution that's effective and budget-friendly.

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon an easy way to keep mice out of my house using simple ingredients from the kitchen. I tried it and it seemed to work for me.

It's inspired by a home expert named Babs, known for her Instagram account Brunch With Babs.

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Babs suggests putting a mix of kitchen spices into a sachet and scattering them around the house.

According to her, strong smells like these deter mice because they have a keen sense of smell.

Her recipe includes one star anise, one cinnamon stick, 1 tablespoon each of cloves and red pepper flakes, all packed into one sachet.

It's recommended to place these sachets around the house, kitchen, near garage doors, and any openings in the foundation to keep mice at bay.

The best part? This method is all-natural and gives your home a festive scent like Christmas!

"This worked for us! We always have problems with mice and when I put these out last year we didn’t get any," one commenter replied.

Another person said it's a good idea for dealing with mice, without harming children. "I don’t feel comfortable laying down traps because it’s dangerous for small children," they said, "But this I will do."

So try out this home remedy yourself, and see if it works for you.

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