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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.

how to get cigarette smoke smell out of clothes

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.

Ziploc bag with dryer sheet

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.

Coffee for getting rid of cigarette smoke smell from clothes

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.

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 books and how to get smoke smell out of house

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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.

Get smoke smell out of car

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.

how to get rid of cigarette smoke smell from car

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.

how to get rid of cigarette smoke smell from car

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.
How to get smoke smell out of walls
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.

How to get smoke smell out of walls

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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