Staging Tip: Fresh Air Sells!

Looking for a great staging tip?  Here it is – remove as many smells as possible from your home when you are getting it ready to sell.  The problem with household smells is that we get accustomed to them – when they are in our own homes. However, it takes just a few seconds in a stranger’s home, to know if a smoker lives there. The smell is in the air!

So when you put your home on the market, think about the common smells you might have lingering around your property. Remember, you may no longer notice them, but a prospective buyer will.

Here is a list of  areas to check and items you should remember to remove to avoid these foul smells lingering around when getting your home ready for the market. Hope they help!

Staging Tip: Fresh Air Sells! 

  • A diaper bin in the baby’s room.
  • Kitty litter.  Make sure this is cleaned every day.
  • Model making glue.
  • Paints, even if the cans or tubes are closed tightly.
  • Food. The aroma of a spicy meal can linger for hours.
  • Garbage cans. Even empty ones, if they are not clean.
  • Strong smelling soaps, perfumes and other cosmetics and toiletries
  • Flowers and other plants.
  • Firewood, (especially pine).
  • Outdoor shoes.
  • Ashtrays.
  • Sinks.
  • Carpets.
  • Door mats are especially prone to stains and smells.

Try to eliminate as many odours as possible. An hour or so before a viewing, if the weather allows, open a few windows to give your home a breath of fresh air.

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