CHAPTER 15 How to Deal With Children and Animals When Staging
If you’ve decided to put your home for sale on the market, you’ll have to consider all types of buyers; this includes those who love pets and those who don’t. There can be many reasons behind that thinking, so there’s no need for judgment either way. Before putting up for sale a house in which pets have dwelled, you’re going to need to do a lot of retouching and cleaning. You should strongly consider moving your pets temporarily to someone else’s home, or boarding them, until you find a new home for yourself.
CHILDREN- AND ANIMAL-RELATED DAMAGE AND SOLUTIONS
Children and animals damage things, there’s no denying that. There must be a way to fix up the damages, remove the pets temporarily, and make the house look as if it had never been lived in by either small children or animals (or both). Here are some solutions to help you clean up the “mess” and make your visitors comfortable with the place. Stains on the floor: If you have carpeted floors, the stains might be difficult to remove. You can seek professional help when it comes to cleaning or washing the carpets, not only to remove stains but also to make them appear clean. Wooden floors are susceptible to pet scratches and scratches made with toys by children. Consider fixing it up if that’s the case, in 94
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