STAGING – Odour Free Staging

We spend a lot of time thinking about what our homes look like when we are trying to sell them. Don’t forget that the sense of smell is one of our strongest senses.

Because we spend so much time in our home we can no longer tell what it really open doorsmells like to others. This is no time to be shy- get an honest opinion from someone you trust. Chances are if you have a dog, love scented candles or enjoy cooking different foods your home could use some neutralizing of scent. This doesn’t mean masking with perfuming deodorizers.

Clean is the best smell of all. Your home can not be too clean and any scent of mold or mildew will spark a big question in the noses’ of buyers. Think about your old carpets and dirty clothes in laundry hampers. Put fresh linens on the bed and clean, new towels in bathrooms. Give your home a breath of fresh air by saying good bye to odour and hello to a fast sale.

Open some windows for at least 10 minutes. There is nothing worse than walking into a stuffy house or one that smells of smoke and pet odors.

Use candles for aromas…NOT sprays which are obvious and indicate something concealed
• Play soft music during tours (if possible because it helps people to relax).
• Bake breads or cookies and leave the dish out for visitors.
• DO NOT cook smelly foods (fish, onions, garlic and grease) prior to sales tours.
• Keep the home spotlessly clean. Would you want to buy a dirty and unkempt home?
• Repair any damaged wood, tile or lino flooring.
• Clean carpet of stains and odors and replace worn carpeting.
• Remove pets or have them put in the laundry room or garage with a sign to not open door.

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About Organize Anything

Colette is a Gold Leaf member of the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). Through the Canadian Redesign Association (CRDA) she has received the designation of Certified Interior Redesigner. She is also a member of the U.S. professional organizing associations National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) where she has the Golden Circle distinction and is a member of Intsitute of Challenging Disorganization (ICD) where she is the first in Canada to receive her Certified Professional Organizer –CD (Chronic Disorganization) ®, ADD and CD specialist Certificates. Among her many distinctions she has also earned Level I certificates of study in Chronic disorganization (CD), Basic Mental Health Conditions, Learning Styles and Modalities, Basic ADD Issues, Physical Conditions, Client Administration and Understanding the Needs of Elderly.

Posted on April 30, 2015, in Home, Staging and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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