The best smell is no smell when it comes to selling your house. No Plugins, pleeeease! Their overpowering sticky-sweet florals are a turn off. (How did the inventor of Plugins get past the Sharks?)
While most homes don't smell offensive, it doesn't hurt to be proactive. Prophylactic air care is what I say! I don't think I have ever walked into a Master Suite Closet that didn't have the owner's personal H.O. We all have unique chemistry and it resides within our clothes and shoes.
Part of my job as a stager is to research products to help my clients. I've tried all manner of odor eliminators. For the sake of brevity, I shant list them all. Formerly, I recommended Renuzit Pure Breeze Odor Neutralizer ($3.49). Now, I have found one that, in the words of Tina Turner, "Is the best. Is simply the best. Better than all the rest."
Air & Fabric Odor Eliminator
"Eliminates odors in the air and on surfaces, leaving a fresh scent"
Izzie, my Malti-Poo, and I are partial to the "Blue Sky" fragrance. I've never smelled the sky, but apparently someone has and decided to bottle it.
Izzie doesn't run under the bed and hide when I twirl around the house spritzing Zep. I think she appreciates the smell of the sky in the house as well.
I bought my Zep air freshener at Home Depot for only $2.98!
Let Me Know
If you've found an air freshener that you prefer, by all means, let me know. If you care to hear about some of my other product picks, let me know. If you want me to stop posting about the boring business of air fresheners, let me know.
(Nope. The folks at Zep didn't pay me for this fine endorsement.)