Q: Do you mind if I smoke?
A: (from Steve Martin on a Saturday night live skit) No, do you minf if I fart?
I will NEVER forget the first time I heard that. I literally could not stop laughing for DAYS.
But I was not laughing last night after spending 30 minutes in a VERY smokey listing. I smelled like stale cigarettes, my clothes needed to be washed, I had to take a second shower, my eyes were burning, my throat was mucked up, and my husband was complaining about how bad I smelled the second I came through the door.
Now I am very sorry if you are a smoker and you are reading this if I have offended you. Maybe you are wise and do not smoke in your house.
But the truth is that smoking in a home can decrease its value by thousands and thousands of dollars.
Most people don't smoke, and are therefore very sensitive to the smell of ciggarette smoke.
Many people are allergic to smoke. (me)
Smoking in a home is bad for all who live there, as proven by second hand smoke research.
We all have our habits and nobody is perfect. But if you smoke, may I suggest that you do so outside your home if you want it to maintain its best value.
Keep your home in tip top shape! Smoke OUTSIDE or... not at all.