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Any pet owner will tell you that their pets are a part of the family. They bring joy to new families getting their first dog, and companionship to people who would otherwise live alone. However, they also bring the pet odors associated with having them around the house.

Since we spend so much time in our own homes, we oftentimes don’t even notice pet odors. So, even if you think your home is free of odors, it’s a good idea to get an unbiased opinion of the various odors of your home so that you can address them if necessary.

In this article, we’re going to teach you how to identify and neutralize those pet odors before the open house or first home showing. That way you can make the best impression on potential sellers and leave them feeling like your home has been well-maintained.

Identifying pet odors in your home

Whether you’ve got a dog, cat, rabbit, or hamster, odds are your little friend puts off some amount of odor. To discover where, if any, odors can be found, invite a friend over to your home who isn’t familiar with the smells and ask them their honest opinions about the various rooms in your home. This will give you a good idea of where you need to focus your efforts.

Important areas to clean

First thing’s first: the fabrics, surfaces, furniture, and carpet in your home in your home hold onto odor the most. Renting or buying a carpet cleaner, mopping the hard surfaces, and washing or refreshing curtains is a great place to start.

Many steam cleaners can be used on various surfaces, making them a good solution to get the most value out of your cleaning budget.

Don’t forget the carpet pad

If your pets have ever had “accidents” on your carpets, it’s vital to remember that their mess likely soaked through the carpet onto the carpet pad. While it may seem like a lot of effort to pull up the carpet just to clean the pad, it may be your only option in severe cases of pet odors.  

Painting

Repainting is a guaranteed way to remove any lingering odors in your home. Try to time your painting so that the room has the chance to air out and the smell of fresh paint isn’t overpowering.

Repainting is also the perfect opportunity to brighten up the rooms of your home, making them feel more spacious. Sticking to neutral, proven colors will give you the most bang for your buck.

Let some fresh air in

Before showing your home, open up the doors and windows and doors to closets and basements and let a draft run through the house. This can eliminate any musty smells that have accumulated in the lesser used parts of your home, as well as help mitigate the effect of pet odor.

Last minute additions

The day of showing your home, use a high-quality scented candle or two in places that your pets frequent. You don’t want it to be obvious that you’re trying to mask any bad odors, so don’t use anything overpowering. Rather, opt for a pleasant-to-neutral fragrance that isn’t too noticeable.



8 Forest Edge, Plymouth, MA 02360

Pinehills

Single-Family

$599,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Pinehills~Forest Edge Turnkey home boasts 3085 sq ft of ideal living w/hardwood floors throughout~A true Great Room w/ dramatic cathedral ceilings, Wood burning fireplace & oversize sliders enhancing natural light allows access to private deck & yard capturing afternoon sun~Gourmet kitchen w/ more than ample counterspace & cabinets w/casual dining area~morning coffee, lunch or just a pleasant evening in your 3 season screened room makes for comfortable place to enjoy soft breezes~Grand master suite w/ 3 walk-ins~relax,regroup & unwind in your spa like bathroom~Study could double as a den w/ Gas fireplace~formal dining room perfect for family or dinner parties~2nd floor loft makes for extended space for office/sitting area & overview of main floor~2 add'l bedrooms w/ en-suite baths~Professionally landscaped grounds~Did I mention LOCATION! Steps to FE private pool & Stonebridge Clubhouses~Less than 1/2 mile to Village Green amenities w/ shopping dining, market, post office & beer garden!
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8 Forest Edge, Plymouth, MA 02360

Pinehills

Single-Family

$624,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Pinehills~Forest Edge Turnkey home boasts 3085 sq ft of ideal living w/hardwood floors throughout~A true Great Room w/ dramatic cathedral ceilings, Wood burning fireplace & oversize sliders enhancing natural light allows access to private deck & yard capturing afternoon sun~Gourmet kitchen w/ more than ample counterspace & cabinets w/casual dining area~morning coffee, lunch or just a pleasant evening in your 3 season screened room makes for comfortable place to enjoy soft breezes~Grand master suite w/ 3 walk-ins~relax,regroup & unwind in your spa like bathroom~Study could double as a den w/ Gas fireplace~formal dining room perfect for family or dinner parties~2nd floor loft makes for extended space for office/sitting area & overview of main floor~2 add'l bedrooms w/ en-suite baths~Professionally landscaped grounds~Did I mention LOCATION! Steps to FE private pool & Stonebridge Clubhouses~Less than 1/2 mile to Village Green amenities w/ shopping dining, market, post office & beer garden!
Open House
Saturday
September 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open house event in the Pinehills Saturday from 10-4 Please join me at my open house at 8 Forest Edge from 12 -2 where I will be showcasing this beautiful home built by the Green Company close proximity to amenities & Village Green This development has its own private pool Home features 2 fireplaces / 1 gas & 1 wood-burning / 3 bedrooms each with en suite bath 1st master suite & laundry open floor concept /screened in porch /corner lot with privacy/ 2 car garage !!!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Forest Edge, Plymouth, MA 02360    Get Directions

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Millennials, i.e. individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, often grab life by the horns. However, when it comes to getting ready for a move, Millennials often encounter problems along the way.

Fortunately, we're here to help Millennials who recently bought or sold a house discover what it takes to complete a successful move.

Let's take a look at three moving tips that every Millennial needs to know.

1. Get a Head Start on Your Move

Let's face it – the stress associated with moving can be overwhelming. And in some cases, it may lead Millennials to wait until the last minute to start packing.

Procrastination is never a good idea, particularly when it comes to moving. If you get an early start on your move, you can enjoy a seamless transition from one address to the next.

2. Pick Up Plenty of Packing Supplies

If you own a wide range of books, clothing and DVDs, there is no need to worry. Pick up plenty of packing supplies prior to moving day, and you can safeguard your belongings during your move.

Moving boxes are essential and come in a variety of sizes. You can always purchase moving boxes; or, you may be able to pick up boxes for free from a local grocery store or retailer.

In addition, be sure to pick up packing tape, bubble wrap and other packing supplies. With the right packing supplies at your disposal, you'll have no trouble getting your belongings ready for moving day.

3. Hire a Professional Moving Company

When it comes to moving, there is no need to work alone. Luckily, many moving companies are available to help Millennials complete a successful relocation.

Reach out to a variety of moving companies in your area – you'll be glad you did. If you discuss your moving budget and requirements with several moving companies, you should be able to find a professional mover that meets or exceeds your expectations.

Of course, if you need assistance as you search for a moving company, you may want to discuss your options with a real estate agent as well.

A real estate agent can put a Millennial in touch with the best moving companies in any city or town. By doing so, this housing market professional will make it simple for you to get the help that you need for your move.

Lastly, any time you need to buy or sell a house, it pays to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional will learn about your homebuying or home selling goals and ensure you can achieve your desired results. Plus, if you ever have homebuying or home selling questions, a real estate agent is happy to respond to them.

Ready to relocate to a new address? Use the aforementioned moving tips, and any Millennial can pack up his or her belongings and enjoy a quick, easy move.



8 Forest Edge, Plymouth, MA 02360

Pinehills

Single-Family

$635,000
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Pinehills~Forest Edge Turnkey home boasts 3085 sq ft of ideal living w/hardwood floors throughout~A true Great Room w/ dramatic cathedral ceilings, Wood burning fireplace & oversize sliders enhancing natural light allows access to private deck & yard capturing afternoon sun~Gourmet kitchen w/ more than ample counterspace & cabinets w/casual dining area~morning coffee, lunch or just a pleasant evening in your 3 season screened room makes for comfortable place to enjoy soft breezes~Grand master suite w/ 3 walk-ins~relax,regroup & unwind in your spa like bathroom~Study could double as a den w/ Gas fireplace~formal dining room perfect for family or dinner parties~2nd floor loft makes for extended space for office/sitting area & overview of main floor~2 add'l bedrooms w/ en-suite baths~Professionally landscaped grounds~Did I mention LOCATION! Steps to FE private pool & Stonebridge Clubhouses~Less than 1/2 mile to Village Green amenities w/ shopping dining, market, post office & beer garden!
Open House
Saturday
September 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Open house event in the Pinehills Saturday from 10-4 Please join me at my open house at 8 Forest Edge from 12 -2 where I will be showcasing this beautiful home built by the Green Company close proximity to amenities & Village Green This development has its own private pool Home features 2 fireplaces / 1 gas & 1 wood-burning / 3 bedrooms each with en suite bath 1st master suite & laundry open floor concept /screened in porch /corner lot with privacy/ 2 car garage !!!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 8 Forest Edge, Plymouth, MA 02360    Get Directions

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