Having pets can be a wonderful experience as your furry companions provide friendship and enjoyment but after you’ve had them for a while, the smell left in your home can be off-putting.
This is why the property experts have revealed one easy life hack for removing this smell for as little as £1.35.
With 62% of UK households owning pets, it’s very likely for homes to smell of dogs or cats when guests are visiting or when buyers come around to see a property on the market.
With all that said, here is an easy life hack for getting rid of unwanted pet smells as revealed by the experts over at GetAgent.
(Canva) Most UK households own a pet, making the musty smell very common (Image: Canva)
How to get rid of unwanted dog and cat smells from your home
The experts found that the biggest turn-off for potential buyers when viewing a property is the musty smell of dog or cat, making it hard to sell your home for the right price.
However, using a hack recommended by the experts, homeowners can get rid of this smell for just £1.35 using one common item from the supermarket or their kitchen cupboard.
Colby Short, CEO and CoFounder of GetAgent, explains: “Baking powder is a great, natural deodoriser. Sprinkle some onto a soft surface you want to clean, allow it to sit (overnight if you can) and then vacuum it up the next day.
“Top tip – you can also use baking powder instead of buying scented litter, if you have cats. It’s less off-putting to them so will keep your furry friend happy, while diminishing the smell inside your home.
“Our furry friends are as much a part of the family as the rest of us, and particularly throughout the last few years – pets have become an absolute lifeline to many of us in terms of companionship, and offering opportunities to get out of the house.
“That said, not everyone likes to keep pets in the home, and with selling your house a tricky enough process as it is, making sure there’s nothing in your home to put off potential buyers is vitally important for anyone with a pet-friendly home.
“Keeping your home free of pet-related clutter and smells, will help you get that sale as quickly as possible, so you can move onto your next dream home.”