Amazing Smelling Home Secrets

Smell is human's most powerful sense and it tells us a lot about the world and a home. As a Real Estate Professional I go into a lot of homes as you can imagine, and the very first impression of the interior of a home is how it smells. The olfactory bulb triggers emotion and memories, thus it can can make or break a potential sale.  Foul smelling homes send immediate sensory negative signals. On the other hand, a fresh smelling home is pleasing to the senses and creates a positive atmosphere.

You may not even realize that your home is giving off negative vibes or that your attempt at spraying fragrances on top of foul smells is the not the answer. You need to confront the bad.

  • Get Rid of the Moisture: Consider moisture absorbing crystals in small areas that are damp like bathrooms. Moisture Crystals
  • Clean Your Garbage Disposal: Run lemon rinds through it and flush with water or half a cup of baking soda and warm water.
  • Clean Soft Surfaces: Carpet, bedding, curtains, pillows are magnets for smell. Have your home professionally steam cleaned. Your carpet and furniture should be done once a year at minimum. When possible, wash your bedding, pillows and curtains. Curtains and throw pillows should be washed every three to six months.
  • Dryer Sheets: Place them in closets, dressers and other small spaces.
  • Clean out the Refrigerator and place a fresh box of Baking Soda in it. 
  • Spruce up Your Trash Can: Scrub and make it squeaky clean.
  • Open the Windows: The easiest way to bring fresh air into the home.
  • Simmer Herbs and Fruit on the Stove: Simmer water in a small saucepan and add herbs like lavender or mint or rosemary with citrus slices like lemons or oranges.
  • All Natural Homemade Household Cleaner: How to Make Orange Cleaner
All Natural Household Cleaner

The actual smell of clean is no smell at all but that is next to impossible. Next time you want to make your whole house smell fresh, remember these easy ways to make your whole house smell fantastic.

Do you have a tip to share with readers for a cleaner smelling house? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Sherri Bond has been helping people with their home goals in Colorado since 1995

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Sherri Bond - The Stellar Realtor “Going Above and Beyond” The core of Sherri’s business is honesty at all times. She specializes in the greater Denver Metro area real estate, specifically the northern area. Her business philosophy is simple: “Providing ‘Honest, Above & Beyond Stellar Service’ is the Key to your Home Dreams. She prides herself in helping people in all facets of real estate and life. She is a highly passionate, energetic and professional. Sherri has spent her life along the front range. She grew up in central Denver attending East Denver High School, lived in Erie, Fort Collins and also in Parker. Sherri currently resides in Erie and is actively involved in her community giving back and sponsoring numerous events and schools. With an in-depth knowledge of the market and the area, Sherri understands the needs of her clients and is well versed on helping them obtain their goals. Since 1994, Sherri has served the Denver Metro area as a professional and dedicated Realtor. Her passion for helping others is evident in her work ethic, drive and the multiple awards she has received. For Sherri, helping others in the community is just as important as helping her clients realize their dreams. Whether it’s buying or selling a home, purchasing a new home or assisting an investor in finding the right cash flow property, her 25 years of experience, network, state of the marketing systems and contract management goes “Above and Beyond” the competition. As a recognized leader in the real estate market and a multi-award winning Realtor, Sherri Bond is honored to be an International President's Elite Award Winner. A recognition bestowed to the top 2% of all sales associates worldwide. Over her 25 years, she has developed competitive pricing strategies and is an Expert Negotiator. She is also certified in Global Luxury Home Sales and Relocation including SIRVA, Cartus, USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union. Sherri is a member of the Builder Realty Council, a Certified New Home Professional, CRS, e-Pro, and a BPOR. Sherri is also a recipient of the DMAR Excellence Award as a Titanium Agent. Denver Metro Association of REALTORS® (DMAR), is an organization comprised of over 6,000 real estate professionals. The prestigious awards have a long tradition of honoring the determination, dedication, and endless drive of REALTORS® in the Denver community. With hundreds of happy clients, you can be assured that Sherri Bond will provide Honest, Stellar VIP Service.

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