A couple of years ago, I was asked by Diane, a power of attorney for her friend David, to help David and his cat (Buddy) move into a senior retirement community in San Francisco. David had mobility issues, and he was legally blind. Diane lived on the East Coast. Thanks to an incredible amount of communication and moving expertise (my forte!), the move went without a hitch.
Afterward, since Diane lived 3000 miles away, she asked me to continue working with David as his personal organizer and right-hand woman to ensure his comfort.
A few weeks after he moved in, something became obvious. There was an odor issue: human and cat. The retirement community he was living in was high-end but unresponsive to David and Buddy’s needs.
This was an unexpected challenge.
I hadn’t included ‘odor management’ as a business service before. And I wasn’t sure I wanted to now! But then I considered how much scent affects our experience of home. I took charge.
This is not a story of me waving a magic wand and making everything better. I plugged away at this problem for over a year, spending nearly $400 on products that promised to eliminate odor but really just reduced it (and lemme tell you, that’s not enough).
I did, finally, find the perfect solution, called Odor Xit, a product by Deb Meyers and her husband. One of the most helpful things Deb introduced me to was the black light process for finding areas you can smell but not see. Deb sells a small, inexpensive black light along with the product. The light illuminates exactly where the scents are coming from. It’s very frightening but well worth the shock!
The Eliminator concentrate is very, very affordable at $39.00/16oz. I was also drawn to it because of its ‘green’ properties. It checked all the boxes for me: reasonably priced, green, it’s simple to use, and it works!
I don’t typically share my business resources outside of my client base (they’re another value I bring to my clients). But the sheer frustration of not finding what I needed for so long gives me a TON of empathy for others struggling with odor issues. I do not receive any kind of bonus, cash or otherwise, for recommending this product.
Hopefully, you’ll never need it. But if you do, I’ve got you covered!