Home Staging: Fragrance, Smells, and Odors from MichelleSellsFayetteville

Some of the most beautiful homes can sit on the market for extended periods of time. It’s not because they aren’t priced well, or other factors you might suspect. It’s simply because buyers are turned off by details that are often overlooked.  Some of the following tips are courtesy of my Mom and her wonderful Mom wisdom.

Nothing smells better than clean!

The source of the most common problem odors: pets, smoking, cooking, and mold or mildew.

A zippered pillowcase filled with cedar chips, placed under a pet’s pillow bed, will absorb most of the unpleasant odors.

Boiling an apple, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and a few drops of vanilla on the stove will remove burnt smells in the kitchen. Add orange peels to make a simmering potpourri.

This one I use a lot to control dog smell in the Summer.  Sprinkle baking soda directly onto carpets, rugs, and sofas to eliminate odors—then let it sit for at least 30 minutes before vacuuming.

A bowl of vinegar placed in a room for a day or two will help neutralize smoke odors.  My mom used this when I was a kid.  She even used vinegar and water to clean pet accidents.

Small cotton balls with a few drops of your favorite perfume or cologne, tucked discreetly around the home, can freshen a room without being overwhelming like some room sprays.

As always, thanks for reading my blog.  Please feel free to contact me or stop by my website at http://MichelleSellsFayetteville.com.

Enjoy your day!




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