Even the stench is fading.
You don't know how true that is! He smelled, and his things smelled, and just ugh, he smelled. I remember after he left & I detoxed "his" bathroom & reclaimed it for myself, my kids crowded into the bathroom & started breathing heavily. I asked them what in the world they were doing. They said they could finally breathe in that room now! LOL Said it always smelled so bad they never even wanted to go in there, and they felt dirty just being in there from the smell, but now it smelled nice.
And just the other day one of my kids remarked, "Mom, I love the way the house smells. It smells like good food gets cooked here and clean laundry".