If you’re looking to sell your home, you know how important it is to make it appear clean and well maintained. It’s important not to overlook the sense of smell as you prepare for a showing. If the weather outside isn’t ideal, how can you make your home smell outdoor-fresh?
Water: The Most Natural Air Cleaner
What could be more natural than using water to clean your air? While we don’t recommend hosing out the house, you really can clean your air with water. An indoor fountain can literally bring that fresh just-after-a-rain smell into your home. Moving water creates negative ions, which attract dust and odors and actually pull them out of the atmosphere.
Houseplants Help Clear the Air
Another effortless way to keep your home smelling outdoor fresh is to enlist the aid of some houseplants. One or two plants in each room will perform the same task they do outdoors: exchange stale air for fresh oxygen. With an attractive planter, a bit of potting soil and a weekly watering, you’ll have fresher air in your home—with bonus visual appeal.
Don’t have a green thumb? That’s okay; some of the best plants for cleaning the air are also very forgiving. Golden pothos seems to thrive on neglect, and prefers full shade. Spider plants are also highly low-maintenance, and with a bit of sun they’ll even give you little clusters of cascading white flowers.
Surprising Room Deodorizer
Stale smells in your home? Place a dish of white vinegar in the room for a few hours or overnight. When you remove the vinegar, the vinegar smell will quickly dissipate—and take offensive odors with it.
Are You Selling a Home in Lake City or Elsewhere in North Florida?
If you’re selling a home in Lake City or in another community in North Florida, we’d love the opportunity to help you.
Call us at 386-243-0124 or contact us online so we can begin searching for your next home right away.