Aroma Tips!

Aroma Tips!

When placing yourself in the potential buyer’s shoes and considering the overall atmosphere of your home….Keep in mind your sense of smell! A clean-smelling house creates a positive image in the buyer’s mind. Remember some people are more sensitive to odors than others.  Smokers rarely notice the odor of tobacco and pet owners may be oblivious to objectionable doggy odor or litter box. It is always best to remove the source of the smell if possible. 

Here are some unique ways to create pleasant aromas in your home:

  • Use products like carpet deodorizers, air fresheners and room deodorizers to cover smells that cannot be removed.
  • To remove cigarette odors from a room, put a saucer of ammonia in the room, and leave it overnight. The ammonia will turn black as it sucks it out of the air.
  • If you have a smell in the house that is persistent, use a lemon oil or spray. You may spray the carpet or curtains or even sofas and mattresses with the lemon spray. You can purchase it or make your own with a strong solution of lemon concentrate from the bottle.
  • Use a waterlogged sponge against bad kitchen odors. On a plate, place a big sponge (natural or loofah), soaked in VERY hot water. The vapor will replace the molecules responsible for the annoyance. Repeat as necessary.
  • Put a few cubes of charcoal in a container and put this in your closets. It takes away that damp, musty smell. Blackboard chalk will work also.
  • Toss orange/lemon rinds into a pot of simmering water on the stove to make the kitchen smell inviting. You can also add in some cloves or cinnamon sticks.
  • Use all of those candle stubs after burning the bulk of the candle. Melt the stub in an old pan over water (like a double broiler). Pour the melted wax over pinecones and use as fragrant fire starters.
  • Sprinkle a few lavender bath beads into waste receptacles in the bathroom and kitchen. The scent is subtler than from “air fresheners” but quite pleasant.
  • Put a dab of vanilla on the tops of your light bulbs. Your home will smell delightful without causing your guest allergies that might be agitated by potpourri.

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Contact Information

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Bill & Pat Evans
Keller Williams Realty
1866 East Keller Parkway Suite A
Keller TX 76248
Bill: (817)907-3203
Pat: (817)308-6571