Questions tagged [smell]

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

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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 ...
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How do I remove a musty smell from my books?

There are two types of musty smell in books: "Ah, this book has probably been in this library for 50 years. Just imagine the information it contains." "Hm, I probably shouldn't have left this book in ...
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How to avoid bad smells from using dishwasher [duplicate]

We live in a furnished apartment complex and they provide a Hotpoint dishwasher (not sure what model but it's pretty old, maybe 5-10 years). We've been using it for 8-9 months now, and until recently ...
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How can I remove the smell of spoiled milk from my fridge?

Someone in my house apparently forgot about a gallon of milk in the fridge for a few months, and now the fridge smells really bad. How can I get rid of this smell, aside from the obvious "throw out ...
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How to remove tuna oil from backpack?

So despite me telling her a thousand times not to use the crappy plastic food containers, my sister still put my lunch into a crappy plastic food container. My lunch consisted of tuna and had quite a ...
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Rehydrate gel air-freshener

I've noticed that when gel air fresheners dry out there is still a fair amount of aroma in the now solidified block if you smell it close up. I assume that they work by carrying that aroma when the ...
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My leather sandals started stinking. How can I make the smell go away?

So, bought sime nice leather sandals 3 months ago. I wore them since, and my feet was sweaty in it a couple of times that I suspect now causes this bad smell. Should I put the thing in the washing ...
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How to protect your shoes from bad smell?

I have leather shoes(but others are affected by this as well); whenever I wear them for sufficiently long time(say, one hour), my socks, shoes and feet smell bad. It makes me uncomfortable - e.g. I ...
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Things that I can use in my office to remove the strong smell in my tumbler

As the title says, how can I easily remove the strong coffee smell in my tumbler? Most of the time I used this tumbler for coffee here in my office,but there are also times that I want it to used in ...
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Eliminate smoke smell from BBQ out of clothing

I was at a BBQ and because of some stronger wind, there was a lot of smoke from the fire so now my clothing is smelling after it. Are there any quick solutions to get the smell of smoke out of ...
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How to remove “wet dog” smell from washed dishes?

Quite often my dishes after washing have a rather unpleasant smell that I can only compare to the smell of a wet dog. For a longer while I thought it's just me, until I Googled "wet dog smell ...