• 10 Sep 2010, 21:35 • Tutorials
If you think beating cancer is a battle? Then you should try getting cigarette smoke out of a leather couch.
Ex-smokers and non-smokers alike will understand the necessity of getting rid of smoke smells and smoke odors. Whether the smell of smoke is in your home or in your car, you know it’s one of the worst odors imaginable. Cigarette smoke isn’t a quaint smell like a wood furnace or a fireplace; it gets into everything: your carpets, your walls, your sheets, your clothes, your jackets, even in your hand bags. I think we’ve all known or have heard about that one aunt who smokes like a chimney and no one wants to visit her because her house smells like death—and now, thanks to her habit, she’s dead and it’s up to you to deodorize her house before your family puts it on the market. Or perhaps it’s up to you to get the smoke odor out of the ’89 Buick Century she managed to drive only on church days or when she ran out of smokes. Well, hopefully the suggestions below will help you get the smell of cigarette smoke out of whatever it is you need to get it out of.
There’s something about vinegar that gets rid of smoke smell. Because the smell of smoke is caused by the leftover resins and tars, vinegar (an acid that cuts through resin and tar) is a great way to clean those surfaces that aren’t made of fabric, and perhaps, some that are fabric. I know what you’re thinking; vinegar doesn’t smell much better than smoke. Well, that’s true, but the smell of vinegar eventually diminishes, cigarette smoke doesn’t.
Baking soda/powder is my favorite way to get rid of smoke odor.
It's actually my favorite weapon as you perhaps could call it.
Find a empty spray-bottle and clean it up.
When you're done, fill it up to the half with water, now add a little touch of some glasscleaner to give it a extra special touch when sprayed around in the house. Now take about 10-20g of Baking Soda/Powder and add it into the bottle. Now shake the bottle so everything get's mixed up.
You're now ready to spray it, remember spray it at high places also and on walls aswell. Open a window while spraying it and leave the room for 5 min. Come back now and you'll have a perfectly not smelly but surprisingly well-smelled house.
But the absolute solution to this awful problem is to don't smoke at all!