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Old mini fridge used to store water starting to stink

I am using a mini fridge to keep waters in my garage/workshop handy. After a few weeks of doing this, I'm noticing a raunchy smell coming from the fridge and it's on the water bottles as well. Could ...
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Tiki Torch Fuel - removal of permeatting odor in interior car

Spilled 1/2 gallon of tiki torch fuel in back passenger floor. Soaked carpet and underlayment. Smell still identified on inside doors; ceiling; dashboard etc. What is the best way to dissiminate the ...
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How do I get soot out of my clothes blankets and pillows?

We had a house fire a couple of weeks ago and now there is soot all over my blankets, cloth wall hangings, dressers, plastic drawers and even my goo gollies. How do I get it out of washable colored ...
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Warm socks for sweaty feet?

I am able to wear normal (thin) socks for about three days at home without them starting to smell. Still, I noticed on many occasions that I sweat a lot more than regular people do. (1-2 days if I am ...
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How do I properly clean my watch bands?

It's summer again and my watch bands start to stink after a few days wearing them. I have many of them, but I am at a loss in terms of coming up with a good process for properly deep-cleaning them. I ...
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How can we get rid of vomiting in AC buses?

When asked in Quora, this is what someone said about the reason for getting sick while travelling in AC bus or car. It’s the smell of the car seat covers. Our nose can easily take on strong scents of ...
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How to get detergent smell out of silicone utensils

I've bought a squeezy silicone toy and some kitchen utensils in a chemical store and didn't notice they smell a LOT under 2 masks (2 cause I'm allergic and sharp chem smells irritate my pharynx quite ...
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How to remove laundry detergent smell from book?

I ordered a paperback book from Amazon and the laundry detergent smell is potent. I suspect it must’ve been stored right next to the detergents or other cleaning agents? There’s even a small blue ...
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Remove Mice Smell from Car AC Unit

Earlier this week we discovered our car (Honda CRV 2019) had a mouse nest above the AC filter. I removed the dead mice and the nest, however, we assumed nothing had fallen into the Air Blower itself (...
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How to get rid of bad breath while fasting?

Fasting causes bad breath, and as a muslim I fast these days. It is permissible to brush your teeth whilst fasting but it does not help. I think the bad smell has nothing to do with mouth and is ...
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How to elimimate rotten meat smell from underneath the fridge

Inadvertently left semi open the door of the fridge that we keep in the garage. When i realized about 16 hours later, food was no longer frozen and meat liquid spilled out when i fully opened the door....
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How to improve air quality in an old storage room?

I am forced to use an old storage room for work as there is some really loud construction work going on in an adjacent building, located near my current working room. The problem is that the storage ...
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Stopping an incense stick from burning

Sometimes one would like to stop a burning incense stick after a while, before it is completely consumed. If you don't want to keep around it to, for example, put it under water, you can always break ...
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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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