Questions tagged [smell]

Hacks related to smells (should be odors): making them, removing them, covering them, and preventing them.

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How do I get rid of the cold cigarette smell in a room?

I recently moved into a new apartment, during the visits everything was airy so I couldn't detect this problem, but after moving in, I quickly realized that the old tenants were smoking inside, ...
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Mosquito net smell

Yesterday,I covered the windows of my room with a mosquito net which I purchased recently (Taped it along the windows). This managed to keep the mosquitoes away but however, the smell due to the nylon ...
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Hot to remove soap taste from a aluminum pan?

Yesterday I did put some water with a dissolved soap in an aluminum pan. I think the soap is a Dove like this one: https://www.dove.com/content/dam/unilever/dove/brazil/portuguese/pack_shot/front/...
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How to take out hidden mice/rat

In the morning my brother in law spotted mice/rat but not sure what it is. Upon moving sofa it has made holes in it. I have 2 problems now I got 5 days old son which we can't leave alone Don’t know ...
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How to remove smell from a headphone

I bought second-hand headphones and my problem is that they smell bad. The smell is a bit like a tshirt you would wear for a few days without washing it and it comes from the ear cushions. I suppose ...
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How to remove the smell of chemicals from brand new kitchenware?

So I bought this old style hand meat mincer. It's apparently made of cast iron. But the whole thing smells. Not sure if the smell is from the metal or from some chemical. It's like the odor you ...
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How to eliminate humidity / bad smell on an apartment?

My current apartment has a Central Air System, which means the same ducts are used for cold and warm air. I have noticed the weird humidity smell that comes out of the ducts and fill the apartment ...
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How to remove cigarette stench from clothes?

I have kids. I have friends that have older kids. Sometimes, these friends kindly donate nice clothes for my kids to use. I am very thankful for that. But, at least one specific friend has/had a ...
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Get rid of laundry detergent smell in room

my parents used diluted laundry detergent to wipe the walls when they moved into an old apartment. now the place is filled with laundry detergent smell, which is quite unpleasant they tried to wipe ...
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How to take armpit odor from jacket

I get very quick armpit odor and tried nivea body odor but it doesn’t well, now I was being lazy and put on new jacket on my to be washed shirt but too late and the odor is in jacket which transferred ...
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Removing bad smell of constant use cotton clothes

Have here several cotton clothes that due to constant use, keeps with bad smell, even after washing. After been washed, when it's used, after a few minutes it begans to smell bad again. Already ...
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Bad smell in shoes is very intense even with short period of wetness

Sometime ago, my shoes got wet several times over a period of 2-3 days and start smelling bad, so I washed them with very hot water and dried them in sun for 2-3 days. The smell was completely gone ...
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How to Get Detergent Odor Out of Wool Blanket

Just bought a new wool blanket. It has a slight smell of a detergent I associate with Tide. This is a "low" note, something that seems to be impossible or nearly impossible to get out. (This question ...
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Good ventilation for open kitchen in a studio apartment?

I live in a typical studio apartment in US. It has an open kitchen with a range hood but the the range hood only sucks smoke from the stove to the ceiling, i.e., no outside air circulation. This is ...
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Get rid of the smell after cooking fish

After cooking fish, it always smells for several days even with the window open. Is there any way to get rid off the smell faster?
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How to get rid of paint smell

We are painting the whole house one room at a time, but as I suffer from asthma, I avoid the smell as much as possible but right now the whole house smell of paint, although I have opened windows. ...
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How can wood smoke smell be removed from clothing or helmet?

A friend of mine just returned from a 1600 mile motorcycle ride. His jacket and helmet are saturated with campfire smoke smell. It did not wash out. Is there any way to remove that wood smoke smell ...
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How to keep smelling fresh without perfume

I have a unknown allergy to perfumes. My breathing gets blocked from my nose up if someone near me wears perfume. I am okay with mild to low perfume. But sometimes I feel I am not that fresh, and ...
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How can I get the smell out of a Condenser / Heatpump dryer?

I have a heat pump dryer that's stated to smell a bit kind of a mildew smell I suppose. Because of this, I've taken to ensure that the clothes are out of it almost immediately e.g. no leaving ...
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Clean Automatic Transmission Fluid (Oil) from Car Carpet

I've bought a car that was stuck for two years into a garage and was used for storing a car part that left the rear carpet filled with ATF Oil. I did cleaning of the carpet with Kitchen Antigrease (...
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How to prevent foot odour or reduce the smell?

I have a huge problem with my feet. when I put my foot in my shoes for 10 minutes my feet get a very bad smell that I can't even think about it. and if I go to school for 8 hrs, the smell will not ...
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How to neutralize strong fragrance from handwash?

This is a weird question but I recently bought Mrs. Meyers Lavender hand soap in bulk but it has extremely strong scent and whenever I wash my hands, I get nauseous. I am considering buying another ...
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How can I remove the smell of egg from my hands?

Whenever I baked something like cake and used eggs in this, the smell of egg remains on my hand even after I washed my hand, which irritates me a lot. What could be remedies to remove this smell ...
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How to remove the smell of onions from hands quickly?

After cutting the onions it left bad onion smell on hands. I wash it well with a good hand cleanser it reduce the smell but did not remove the smell properly.So, how can I remove it properly very ...
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How to remove kapoor smell from clothes? Is smelling kapoor is dangerous?

During the summers when we do not need warm woolens, or during the winters when we do not need light cotton clothes, we have to store them away till we can use them later. We put kapoor pill in it but ...
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Deodorizing a smelly dishwasher

I recently moved into a new place with two others, and we've found our dishwasher to be unusually stinky. A day's worth of rinsed-off dishes is enough to get this really funky smell, completely unlike ...
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How can I get rid of the fumes from a new rug?

I hesitated to use the word “fumes”, but I’m really quite certain that’s what they are. I just got a new 8’ x 10’ rug from rugsusa.com and it’s spreading intense fume smells across my whole main floor ...
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How to Remove rancid smells from clothes closet

My husband canned bacon several years ago and unbeknownst to me placed 6 quart size jars of this on the top shelf of our shared closet and basically forgot about them. Today when I walked into the ...
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If I have to ride in a car that recently had some rotting meat, how can I breathe without gagging?

A few years ago, my friend, who drove children to different places as part of their job, said that somebody had left a piece of lunch meat. That was towards the beginning of summer. When school ...
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How to wash the inside of a smelly leather shoe?

I have a leather shoe which is starting to have a very unpleasant smell. I'm wondering if anybody had any success cleaning this kind of shoes using baking soda with white vinegar as it's mentioned on ...
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How to reduce morning breath with night guard use

I grind my teeth at night pretty bad so I have a night guard. I use the fizzing denture cleaning tablets and brush the night guard with my toothbrush -- It doesn't taste bad when I put it in, but in ...
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How do I get rid of stale water smell in my new dishwasher [duplicate]

I have a foul stale smell in my new dishwasher, in spite of the the things they tell you to do. I have also had the engineer out and they say nothing wrong. I am sure it is to do with the filter. My ...
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How do I prevent water from stinking?

I have recently purchased new swamp cooler at home. It was working fine for a 3 days then the water in it started to stink , But I used to remove water completely every day and fill it with new supply ...
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How can I store a specific smell the easiest way?

For a project at school, a room where you can change the smell easily (in order to make you feel like you were on a mountain, in the city, or in a stable), I need some material which "stores" smell ...
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how to remove milky smell from mouth and clothes?

Sometimes my friends complained that I smelled like milk. I tried mouth wash with lemon juice and salt but can not get rid of it. Are there any hacks for this?
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How to remove rotten meat odour from the fridge?

My friend forgot to trash meat from the fridge before the long school holiday. After 3 weeks I returned to find the bad rotten meat left inside the fridge. Currently, I am alone in the house so ...
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Remove Musty Smell from Silk Tie

I have inherited a large collection of silk ties. Unfortunately, they have developed a musty smell, I think from having been kept in a damp room. I don't want to go to the expense of taking the ties ...
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The smell of metal (mainly brass)

I have a spinning top and the handle is made out of brass. Keeping it around with me all day results in my hands smelling of brass. Any way to reduce that effect, or eliminate it completely?
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How to deep-wash a backpack?

I have a 9 year old Wenger Swiss Gear laptop backpack, used it almost daily, but it held up really well- only a couple very-small tears and the colors faded. (https://amzn.com/B0007QCT0G) But it has ...
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How do I get rid of smoke smell

I live in a town house and my garage connects to my neighbors and shares a wall. My neighbors are always smoking in their garage all the time and now the smell is wafting into my garage. It is ...
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How to get rid of bad odour coming out of a water bottle?

Apart from cleaning water bottle daily with hot water, a bad odor always remains. Are these some kind of bacteria harmful to our health? How to get rid of this bad odor and have a fresh smell from ...
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Smoke smell in my house

I bought a house 3 weeks ago, and after moving in, I found there's smoke smell in the house, like tobaccos, especially in the bathroom, although I didn't notice that during the home inspection or the ...
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How to remove foot stink?

Every morning I have a bath and leave for work. Recently during rainy season my feet start to stink once I reach my work. As its an AC environment, the smell is prominent, which is kind of ...
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How to deodorize the bad odour in footwear due to wetness?

During rainy season, footwear is often wet and due to moisture in air and cloudy weather, it takes time to dry. And it ends up with odour which is very unpleasant in nature.
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How to get that good smell to stick around [shampoo, cologne]

How do I keep my cologne smell to stay on me? It always seems to leave with the wind, and I want it to smell for a while. I even resorted to parfum, but it doesn't last much longer. On a (somewhat?) ...
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How to keep my shoes dry and smell-free when I'm living in a tent for 2 months? [duplicate]

I could only remove them for the night, but the weather wouldn't always be dry, and even if it is - it would get moist inside the tent and damp during the night outside. So how do I keep my shoes ...
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Marijuana Smell Blocking During Local Travel

I live in a place where recreational marijuana use is 100% legal and I'm looking for the best hacks to conceal the smell of marijuana while driving for an amount of half an ounce or less. I'm fine ...
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Prevent wearables from smelling like body odor

I wear a Fitbit all day, every day - including obviously when I work out, given that's largely what it's meant to track! Recently I've noticed its started smelling like, well, BO. Both the band (...
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Keep that fungus smell out of your home this monsoon

In the monsoons the air is very humid , moist and warm – the perfect atmosphere for fungi and molds to grow. Fungi and molds not only leave behind an annoying smell but can be effect the health, they ...
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Alternative to expensive disposable floor mats for taking care of recurring puddle next to toilet?

Some men with Parkinson's disease have very poor aim when urinating. This can be a sensitive subject, such that asking the person with Parkinson's to implement one of these ideas is not an option (and ...