how to get cigarette smoke smell out of clothes

In my previous posts, I have discussed how to get smoke smell out of furniture. In this post we are going to learn how to get cigarette smoke smell out of clothes.

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There are multiple ways to get cigarette smoke smell out of your clothes. Some of these are listed below:

Dryer sheet in a Ziplock bag

Another effective way to get rid of cigarette smoke smell from your clothes is by placing a dryer sheet in a ziplock bag along with your clothes. Try not letting dryer sheet come in contact with clothes as it can stain them. Leave your clothes in there for a couple days and then check if the odour is gone or not. You can use scented dryer sheets as well.

Baking soda in a Ziplock bag

You can get cigarette smoke odour out of your clothes by placing your clothes in a ziplock bag and adding baking soda to it. Let that stay for a couple of days. The baking soda tends to absorb odour thereby making your clothes cigarette smoke free.

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Vinegar and Baking soda mix

Fill your washing machine with warm water and add a cup full of white vinegar to it. Add baking soda for boosting the effect. Let it soak for at least 60 minutes. Add detergent and wash your clothes. Prefer air dry over machine dry as clean air acts as purifier for bad cigarette odour.

Activated Charcoal and your closet

You can place activated charcoal in your wardrobe closet. Activated charcoal absorbs bad cigarette odour and leaves the closet smell free. Other options which may use instead of activated charcoal are wads of newspaper, coffee grounds in a fabric baggie, or cedar chips, among others, in the zip lock bag method or in your closet. You an try different combinations until you find what works best for you.

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Hanging your clothes in open air

At times your clothes just need to breathe in more of fresh air to make them cigarette odour free. Try hanging them in open and assess the effect of it. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight as it can effect the colouring of your clothes.

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How to get smoke smell out of clothes

In my previous posts, I have discussed how to get smoke smell out of walls and baseboards. In this post we are going to learn how to get smoke smell out of clothes.

There are multiple ways to get smoke smell out of your clothes. Some of these are listed below:

Vinegar and Baking soda mix

Fill your washing machine with warm water and add a cup full of white vinegar to it. Add baking soda for boosting the effect. Let it soak for at least 60 minutes. Add detergent and wash your clothes. Prefer air dry over machine dry as clean air acts as purifier for bad odour.

How to get smoke smell out of clothes

Dryer sheet in a Ziplock bag

Another effective way to get rid of smoke smell from your clothes is by placing a dryer sheet in a ziplock bag along with your clothes. Try not letting dryer sheet come in contact with clothes as it can stain them. Leave your clothes in there for a couple days and then check if the odour is gone or not. You can use scented dryer sheets as well.

Baking soda in a Ziplock bag

You can get smoke odour out of your clothes by placing your clothes in a ziplock bag and adding baking soda to it. Let that stay for a couple of days. The baking soda tends to absorb odour thereby making your clothes smoke free.

Ziploc bag with dryer sheet

Activated Charcoal and your closet

You can place activated charcoal in your wardrobe closet. Activated charcoal absorbs bad odour and leaves the closet smell free. Other options which may use instead of activated charcoal are wads of newspaper, coffee grounds in a fabric baggie, or cedar chips, among others, in the zip lock bag method or in your closet. You an try different combinations until you find what works best for you.

How to get smoke smell out of clothes

Hanging your clothes in open air

At times your clothes just need to breathe in more of fresh air to make them odour free. Try hanging them in open and assess the effect of it. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight as it can effect the colouring of your clothes.

I hope this proves to be helpful towards your odour fighting. Please let others know of your feedback through comments section below. You can also read my other articles on getting smoke smell out of leather goods and how to get smoke smell out of house

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Step by step method on how to get rid of cigarette smoke smell in car

In my previous posts, I have discussed how to get cigarette smoke smell out of car using home remedies. In this post, we’ll discussing step by step method on how to get rid of smoke smell in car.

Getting the smoke smell out of a car is a tedious task especially because you have two main things in your mind. Firstly, to get smoke smell out of the fabric, mats, carpet and upholstery. Secondly, to eliminate smoke odour entrapped in the ducts of heating and air conditioning system which is even more difficult and more expensive than the former. Below is the inexpensive step by step method to get rid of cigarette smoke smell from car including ducts and air conditioning system.

Materials & Tools required:

  • Air deodorizer
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Steam cleaner

Step 1. Cleaning

First of all you need to wipe the surfaces with a damp cloth so that extra dust and particles can be removed. You can also use car cleaning products for this purpose.

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Step 2. Vacuum Cleaning

You should now vacuum clean all the nooks and corners especially the fabric areas, upholstery, mats, carpets etc which are generous in absorbing dust. Make sure to vacuum clean the surfaces under the seats as these are the neglected areas.

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Step 3. Steam Cleaning

You’ll need to steam clean the interior to get rid of the smoke smell from the upholstery. There are some commercially available odour removers which you can use however that will cost you some good bucks. You may want to refer to the alternatives I have posted before if you are looking for inexpensive options. how to get rid of cigarette smoke smell from car

Step 4. The Ducts and Air Conditioning System

A less expensive way to get smoke smell out of your air conditioning system is by using odor neutralizers. Park your car in a well ventilated area and put your air conditioning and fan on full blast. Also make sure you do not have the air recirculation on but make sure you have the fresh air on. Spray the odor neutralizer near the air intake, which is usually underneath the glove box or dashboard. Let it suck in odor neutralizer. This will get the smoke out of all the circulation system and kill the pesky cigarette smell.

You can repeat the same process for heating system as well.

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Step 5. Further Cleaning

If you are still stuck with smoke odor then you can give your car ozone treatment. This will kill the unwanted bacteria and denature the car. However, ozone is known to be harmful for your health as well as environment so use with caution.

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How to get smoke smell out of walls

In previous posts, you learnt how to get rid of smoke smell from furniture. Today we are going to discuss how to get smoke smell out of walls.
We all know that when smoke odour is trapped inside your walls, you have a very bad first impression on your guests. In order to get that pesky odour out of the walls of your house, I am writing a step by step procedure for your convenience.
There are certain things which you need to know before we proceed further.
What is TSP?
TSP stands for trisodium phosphate. It is a Heavy-Duty General Purpose Cleaner that can be found at any hardware store. It is safe for floors, walls, woodwork, finished surfaces etc. It can remove odour as well as stains off your wall which may had been a result of heavy smoking.
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How to make a TSP solution?

Firstly mix the TSP with 5 gallons of water at the ratio requested on the outside of the TSP package. Do not overload your bucket. Use another container for plain water. You need to prepare the walls and the area by placing large rags underneath the walls so that the things don’t get messy. This way you can save your valuable baseboard from getting damaged. This is very tiring work, so you will want to choose a five feet section to begin with and then move further in similar segments and working your way till the end.

How to clean walls with TSP?

Begin To Scrub: I recommend wearing gloves as the solution can irritate your skin. You can use a broom to scrub far to reach areas as it will be most effective for tall walls with cathedral ceilings. Take the scrub brush and dip it in the TSP mixture for a few seconds. Then scrub the walls aggressively going from bottom to top. It may appear to be irrational, but the streaking is way less this way due to the chemicals in the solution.

Rinse the Walls: Once done scrubbing one section of the wall, use a sponge mop soaked in clean water and wipe up the scrubbed surfaces of the wall. Rinse and repeat till the complete section is done. Change water if it gets dirty.

Wipe the Baseboard of Excess Water: Once the section is scrubbed and rinsed, try wiping off any excess water off the baseboard. Do that before moving to the next section as you want to minimize the chances of getting your baseboard damaged. Watch your rugs often and wring when needed.

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How To Clean Baseboards?

Once you are done with the walls, you can use the same solution to wipe the baseboard. Don’t let your baseboard soaked for too long and wipe it clean with plain water soon after you complete one section of the flooring. This is a good action against saturated tar.

I hope you learnt some good tricks to get rid of smoke odour from your walls. Please feel free to comment below and share your experience with others. You can also read my previous articles about how to get smoke smell out of house. Happy odour fighting.

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How to get rid of smoke smell from furniture

How Can I Get the Smoke Smell Out of Things?

In previous post we discussed how to get rid of smoke smell from books and leather. Here we’ll be discussing ways to get rid of smoke smell from furniture.

There are many factors which are to be considered in order to get smoke smell out of furniture. What’s the type of furniture? Is it upholstered or regular wood? Is the wood sealed ? What’s the upholstery made of? Fabric or Leather? etc. There are certain tricks which you use to get rid of smoke smell from furniture. These are appended below:

  • You can use a solution of vinegar and lukewarm water and wipe the surface with clean cotton cloth. After that, use a good quality wood cleaner.
  • If your furniture has drawers then place small containers with charcoal or baking soda inside and let them sit for a few days. Replace them if needed.
  • If none of the above worked for you then you might have to resort to refinishing the piece or even polishing it. If you do decide to paint, start with a good base coat, preferably a sealing primer to isolate and lock that smoke smell.
  • Carpet cleaners work great with upholstered furniture. Generally it is okay to wash the pieces yourself but following the guidelines on the label is recommended. You can also use vinegar and lukewarm water solution for cleaning these portions. There are many tools designed for cleaning specific purpose which can be very helpful in this regard.

You can also read my other posts regarding how to get smoke smell out of house and use those techniques for getting smoke smell out of furniture. I hope these tricks will help you get your job done. Please feel free to comment your experience or suggestions for benefit of others. If you need my help then you can contact me too. Happy odor hunting 🙂

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How to get smoke smell out of books

How to Get Smoke Smell Out of books

Books tend to absorb any smell pretty quickly and it becomes particularly irritating if it’s of something unpleasant. In my previous post on How to get smoke smell out of leather goods, I mentioned how Ziploc bags can be used along with dryer sheets to snitch away most of the smells from small items. Books can be tried with that method too. You just need to place your stinking book in a Ziploc bag and add along a dryer sheet (or two). Let it sit for a night. You’ll see fairly good result next day. Repeat the process a couple of times till the stench is unnoticeable.

You can also use baking soda to get rid of smoke and cigarette smell from books. Cover your book in some generous amount of baking soda and leave it for few hours (a whole day is recommended). Dust off the next day to feel the noticeable difference.

If none of the above works then we do have a sure fire way to deal with smoke smell in books. You’ll have to make a solution of equal parts of warm water and distilled vinegar (synthetic/white). Apply this solution using a clean cotton cloth lightly yet evenly on the hardcover and let it dry. Change the cloth if it starts smearing the grime around. Initially you’ll feel the vinegar smell from the books it will fade away pretty quickly. Do not continue wiping your book if you feel it is damaging the cover. You might want to mask the smell through some commercially available deodorizer.

I hope this puts you at ease reading your favorite book. If any of the tricks worked for you then don’t forget to comment. If you have your own experience to share then please do that so that people may benefit. You can read about how to get rid of smoke smell from furniture in my next post. Happy fighting smoke odor.

 

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How to get rid of smoke smell from leather goods

Previously we have discussed various ways of getting smoke smell out of house. In this post I’ll cover several other ways to get rid of cigarette smell from leather goods.

A simple trick that almost always work!

 Before I proceed to the specific remedies, let me break a very simple trick to you guys which almost always work. Put the smoke smell infested item with a Dryer sheets in a Ziploc bag and leave it for few hours (overnight is recommended). Viola ! You’ll be surprised to see the results. This trick is particularly useful for small items like a book or clothes you don’t want to wash. You can get yourself pretty big Ziploc bags if you need them for bigger items like jackets and coats.
Ziploc bag with dryer sheet

Get cigarette smell out of leather goods

Smoke smell gets infused in leather fairly quickly and the degree of treatment varies drastically with the type of leather at hand. A hard leather like that of a biker jacket or cowboy boots would require more efforts than that on a softer leather like that of a purse, wallet or a regular outdoor jacket. The inner lining also tends  to play an important role in absorbing the smoke odour. You can get rid of smoke smell from leather good using following methods

  • Use commercially available leather cleaner like Autoglym, Glitz etc
  • Use a cheaper alternative in the form of homemade solution of diluted vinegar or rubbing alcohol
  • Coffee beans do the trick pretty well for many odours
  • Dryer sheets or newspaper are very good is absorbing the smoke smell

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If you want to use the vinegar or rubbing alcohol solution then do make sure first that it is not spoiling the surface by applying on a small inner surface. Also try that the leather doesn’t get soaked with the solution. Use it with a cloth and wipe clean the surface of the leather using even hand motion.

If the inside lining is made of nylon then you can wash with soap and water or the above mentioned solution. If interior is made of fabric then you can use the following methods:

  • Place dryer sheets inside the purse, bag or jacket and let it stay overnight
  • You can use newspaper to cover shoes and let them sit for a night or two
  • Evenly spread coffee beans inside the item you want to deodorize
  • You can also use baking soda for this purpose too
  • At times only fresh air and sunlight does the trick

Get rid of smoke smell from leather coditionerI hope these tricks will help you get rid of smoke smell from your leather goods. Stay tuned for more tips in my next post. If you have any queries or want to share your experience then feel free to comment. Read my next post on how to get smoke smell out of books.

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How to get smoke smell out of house – Part VI

This post is a sequel to the series how to get smoke smell out of house. In this post we will discuss some small yet effective tips and tricks for combating smoke odor. If you haven’t read the previous posts then it is recommended that you should do so and then use the following tips to speed things up.

You can mask the smoke smell which is not much engrained by placing a pot filled with water and few drops of vanilla essence in an over. Heat the mixture for few minutes and then place it in your room.

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Candles are also known to take away smoke odor. Try using scented candles in your house which will not only give a pleasant smell but will also make the ambiance a tad exotic. You may also use regular candles too but I personally prefer scented ones.

If you are not comfortable with vanilla smell or candles then you can also have a citrus fragrance in your room. For this you may peel an orange and spread the skin cut down to small piece around the room. This will soak up the smell of smoke leaving behind a refreshing citrus smell.

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Another way to neutralize the stench is by burning cedar wood and allow the smoke to linger. Cedar wood smoke is also very handy in masking other sorts of odors.

You can make use of a slice of white bread soaked up in white vinegar and place it in a paper plate. Leave it in your room for a day or two and allow it to absorb the smoke smell.

Pineapple also tends to neutralize odors. For this, get hold of a few ripe pineapples and slice them up in halves. Place these halves in your room and keep them there for a day or so. Remove them before they decay.

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Ozone molecules generated by ozone generator also help in getting rid of odors. The extra oxygen molecule rapidly oxides leaving behind a distinct smell. Use the ozone generator only after you try the natural remedies because of the reactive ion in the ozone.

There are also some commercially available products which you may resort to when cleaning your room. These include

  • OdoBan: It is an odor eliminator and a disinfectant. It can be used for getting rid of smoke smell from kitchens, bathrooms, walls, carpets, bedding, garbage dumps etc
  • Vamoose: This specifically targets tobacco odor whether it be from a cigar, cigarette, pipe or hookah. The chemical reacts with tar and nicotine without causing damage to the surfaces.
  • Ozium: It is an air sanitizer which keeps the environment of your home fresh and clean. It also removes air borne bacteria.
  • Room Shocker: It is also well reputed in fighting odor leaving behind a pleasant fragrance.

I hope enjoyed the read. Please let us know of your feedback in the comments sections. Would love to hear from you. Go bust that smoke out of your house. Cheers 🙂

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How to get smoke smell out of house – Part V

This post is a sequel of the series on how to get smoke smell out of house. In this post we’ll talk about getting rid of smoke smell from carpets, curtains, drapes, floors and doors. Before going through this post, it is recommended that you may have a look at the previous posts which will provide you with adequate background knowledge of our strategy for combating smoke odor.

Wet towel for getting rid of smoke smell

A pretty quick way of getting smoke out of your room where someone has heavily smoked is by partially soaking  a towel in water. Wring the excess water out. Swirl it around by holding the dry end of the towel in a circle pattern above your head. It’s an age old trick and works like a charm. The principle behind this is that smoke is a colloid which means a substance microscopically dispersed throughout another substance. Here colloid is the solid particles suspended in air. These particles will stick to the wet part of the towel hence getting rid of the smoke and much of the associated smell. This is particularly useful if you do not want the smoke in your room to sink inside your walls and furniture. You can read more about this on reddit.

Coffee for getting rid of smoke smell

Ground coffee and coffee beans happen to have strong absorbing ability in terms of smells while at the same time leaning behind an exotic aroma. Open up a small can of fresh coffee and leave it inside the odor ridden room for few days. You’ll notice marked difference pretty soon.

Fill a spray bottle with water and add 30 drops of high-quality citrus essential oil. Spritz the carpet lightly. Fill an oil diffuser with water and add 15 drops of citrus oil. Run the diffuser continuously until the water is evaporated.

Essential oils for getting rid of smoke smell

Indoor plants can come in pretty handy for keeping your in house environment clean and healthy. Studies have proved that indoor plants can help you clean up to 87% of the pollutants residing in the air of your house. Make good use of this natural remedy which is not only beneficial for your environment and health but also give a a soothing psychological effect.

For cleaning floor and doors, you can make use of the commercially available cleaners but do make sure that they are wood friendly. For this you can apply a small amount of the cleaner to a portion of the door or floor. If the reaction causes abrasion to the surface or fades away the polish then do not use it and go for an alternate cleaner. You’ll have to mop the floor with the cleaner solution thoroughly and do change the dirty water frequently because you would really not want to spreading the dirty water all over again on the floor or door making all your efforts go down the drain. For the corners, you can use a hand scrub and wipe away the dirt or residue sticking there. Also don’t forget to clean the baseboards and door frames because you really need to make sure everything which was part of the room gets cleaned.

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How to get smoke smell out of house – Part IV

Hello everyone! This post is in continuation of the series how to get smoke smell out of house. Previously we discussed the basic tips about how to clean your house in order to get rid of smoke smell. It is recommended that you may have a look at the previous posts before proceeding further. In this part, we’ll discuss about how to carry out the paint job in order to get rid of smoke odor. We’ll also discuss some tips based on easily available products to fight the smoke smell.

How to get smoke smell out of house

For a repaint, first of all you need to thoroughly clean the surfaces and then allow them to dry. This is necessary to scrub off the superficial dirt and particles. Drying allows the required adhesiveness for the paint. Now observe whether the smoke smell is still there or not. If not – great! Do check it again after a few days as the cleaners happen to mask the smell with their own. If the smoke smell is still there then you should try to repaint the walls and ceilings. For this, you’ll have to visit a hardware store for a sealant to lock off the smell. Apply it before doing the paint job to prevent the smell seep through the new coat of paint.  A more detailed post regarding the paint job can be visited here.

Also, another effective way of getting rid of smoke smell from your house is by using charcoal which happens to have amazing absorption capabilities. For this you can put charcoal in tin pans or bowls and place them around various portions of house. Let it stay there for a week at least. It will take off most of the smell. Remove after a week and observe the remains of the smell. You can also put your removable items like books, clothing, decoration pieces etc in a big bag along with some charcoal. Keep it there for a few days before removing. You may want to remove that a couple of times if needed. Read more about getting rid of smoke smell from books

How to get smoke smell out of house

Another very effective domestic product you can use to remove smoke odor naturally is distilled vinegar. It has multiple advantages associated to it. It’s not harmful to your body, take away the odor pretty quickly, it’s environment friendly and it is quite inexpensive. You can use it to sanitize everything. From Kitchen sinks to toilets, windows to floors and ceilings and also in your washing machine as a fabric softener.

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If you smoke or remain the company of smokers then quite often you find smoke stains on the clothes too which are pretty tough get rid of. In order to clean these stains you can make use of a stain remover along with a detergent. For smoke smell coming from clothes you can use fabric fresheners which are pretty effective in this regard.

Other cleansing and odor removing commercial products available in the market are Lysol and PineSol. Do wear gloves when applying those because otherwise you’ll feel the burning sensation on your hands.

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