Keep Home Pet Odor & Mess at Bay with These Tips!

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Find out how to curb pet odor in your home.

You love your pets, but you may not love the odors that they leave behind. From pet fur and dander to dirt and litterboxes, there are many ways in which your pets leave their mark on your home. However, despite all your love for your animals, pet odors and messes can harm your chances of selling your home. Ensure that your home is ready to sell, and check out these tips to help combat pet odor in your home.

Remove Pet Hair from Fabrics.

If your pet sheds, you know how hard it is to keep your furry friend’s hair in check. You get fur all over your clothes, carpets, and furniture. Having pet fur all over your home can be a deterrent for potential buyers. Make an effort to remove the pet fur from your home. Use a lint roller or duct tape to help get the fur off your furniture. When it comes to your carpets, try using a squeegee to dig deep and remove deep set in pet fur.

Keep Baking Soda Handy.

When you’ve gone nose blind, it’s hard to notice the pet odors in your home. Neutralize the odors in your home with baking soda. Sprinkle baking powder on the carpets throughout your home. Let it sit overnight and vacuum it up in the morning. Your home will smell fresh and inviting to all your potential buyers.

Control Pet Toys.

Your pet’s most pride possessions are their toys. However, from squeaky toys covered in slobber to rawhide chews, your pet’s toys don’t always have a pleasant aroma. Keep them hidden away so that you’re less likely to see or smell them. Throw the machine-washable toys in the wash before an open house and be sure to toss any sorts of rawhides or bones.

Fight pet odors in your home so that when it comes to selling your home, you can ensure that it’s ready to sell. When thinking of making a move, Sit Down With A Stand Up REALTOR®. Contact The Fealkoff Team for all your real estate needs. We’re helping families in both the Conejo Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles, including Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Santa Monica, Brentwood and more.