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How to Not Smell Like Feces without Bathing?

this question made me laugh because it hit so close to home. During college I sometimes went over a month without showering ~:) here are my tips wear clean clothes! often times I find that it is ...
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How to get cat urine smell out of wooden floors?

Unfortunately, you can't. I've had experience in this area. We had a similar problem, and when we talked to cleaning professionals, they told us that if the wood is soaked with cat urine, the smell ...
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How can I fill the house with a pleasant smell at the last minute?

There is something I learned of my granny. Around Christmas people around here plug whole cloves into an orange: Image Source Place this orange in any room and it will soon spread the scent of ...
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How to stop rim of water bottle becoming smelly?

Don't let it touch your mouth while drinking. Wash it with vinegar to help further remove the smell from bacteria. This will also, to an extent, help prevent bacteria from building up again as quickly....
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How to remove a urine smell from a bathroom?

Go to your local animal care facility and purchase any enzymatic based urine cleaner for dogs or cats. This works well on human urine stains too.
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How to Not Smell Like Feces without Bathing?

Just take a shower. Please. Even if you are lazy about bathing, if you are experiencing the problems that you described in your question, it will take less time and effort to alleviate your ...
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How to kill the stink in an unplugged refrigerator?

Most of the time when I am going to a long long vacation I just unplugged my refrigerator (making sure that it is empty first) while leaving only maybe 5-10 pieces of charcoal inside the refrigerator ...
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How can I fill the house with a pleasant smell at the last minute?

A great way to create a pleasant smell is to take a couple of caps (not cups) of vanilla and place them in an oven-safe mug or something similar. Then place it in the oven at 300°F (150°C) for around ...
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How to remove garlic smell from my mouth

Things that should work: Eat an Apple Of all the foods, raw apple was found to be particularly effective - indeed, study author Sheryl Barringer says this is what she reaches for after eating ...
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How can I get the smell of garlic off my hands?

Baking Soda washes and soaks. If you wash you hands in baking soda mixed with a strong smelling soap this should eliminate the smell. Try mixing the baking soda with dish soap or other odor cancelling ...
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How can I quickly eliminate the smell of cigarette smoke in a confined space?

Baking Soda If this is just an occasional smoke, most of the smell left over is from smoke trapped in fabrics, such as carpets, curtains, etc. Sprinkling/rubbing baking soda into them can help ...
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Smell bad but no deodorant

These are some methods I use with references from a site. From mnn: Baking Soda: This works if you apply it to a dry surface. Over time you may have to have to reapply, but it works. Here is a recipe, ...
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How can I reduce the chlorine smell on my skin after swimming?

Chlorine smell is due to the chlorine and chloramines layered on the skin after using the pool. So removing the chlorine and chloramines contents are the solution to remove this smell. As soon as you ...
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How to quickly remove odors from the air?

A simple box of matches - not the ones with red tips (although these are better than nothing), you need the black or brown tipped ones; in the UK, that's ordinary safety matches. Strike one ...
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How to find if I have bad breath

The trick that I've always used is very simple and doesn't take up much time at all. Simply lick your wrist and wait ten seconds. Now you can just smell your wrist. That's what your breath smells like....
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How to get cat urine smell out of wooden floors?

Here are some ways to make your urine removal more effective, distilled from this answer on Pets Stack Exchange. Use a product (whether shop-bought or homemade) that breaks down the urine, not just ...
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How to remove smell from a new water bottle?

Wash it with hot soapy water then leave to drip dry. If, when dry, the smell remains then fill with water and put in the fridge for 24+ hours. This should remove the smell. Always make sure when not ...
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How can I fill the house with a pleasant smell at the last minute?

Here are some ideas: If you're cooking dinner for your guests, start before they arrive. This means the house will smell nice when they get there, and as a bonus, you'll have less time you have to ...
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How can I get the smell of garlic off my hands?

I noticed a kitchen supplies site that had a small egg shaped object made of stainless steel for the purpose of removing garlic smell. Apparently you rubbed the stainless in your hands. Since we ...
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How can I get rid of my sneakers' stench?

Try the cheapest alcohol gel you can find (hand sanitizer from the 99 cent store) That will kill the bacteria in an instant, instead of just masking their smell I use it on all sorts of clothing ...
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How to protect your shoes from bad smell?

In order to answer your question the first thing we need is to consider what causes your shoes in becoming bad in smell. Based on this link it states: Shoe odor is actually caused by the feet, ...
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Stopping an incense stick from burning

This is my hack: a small spring clip. It is a loose fit on the incense stick, but does not slide on its own because of the shallow angle. The burn will extinguish soon.
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Stopping an incense stick from burning

One simple alternative is to put a small wire coil around the stick at the point you want it to stop. This will make the heat dissipate and will lower the coal temperature, preventing the combustion ...
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How to get rid of smell from kitchen trash?

According to this article titled "how to get rid of trash can smell" it is not an easy task. Recommended to get rid of the odour listed in order of effectiveness Cleaning up the trash can with soap ...
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Diesel fuel smell out of clothing?

My hubby was a diesel mechanic for years. All I had to do was wash his clothes in Tide to remove the smell. However, since using detergent hasn't worked for you, try what a friend of ours had to do. ...
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How to remove smell from a new water bottle?

Another suggestion would be to freeze the bottle with water and lemon juice inside it, after all has frozen you'll need to empty the bottle and wash with warm soapy water and rinse well.
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The smell of metal (mainly brass)

Brass musical instruments are coated with clear lacquer to prevent contact with skin acids from corroding the metal -- and it's corrosion products left on your skin that you're smelling. You should ...
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Smell bad but no deodorant

I will just go to a public restroom and wipe my armpits with a paper towel. If you happen to have baby or body powder with you, that will also help. Changing your shirt can also help.
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How to get cat urine smell out of wooden floors?

OK, listen up people! I removed cat urine smell from my wood floors! Volunteering for our local animal shelter, I was given two male cats to foster. The cats had had a terrible life and were ...
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How can I fill the house with a pleasant smell at the last minute?

I have heard the story of Real Estate agents that bake a batch of cookies in the oven at the house they are going to show for an "open house". (I am not certain if this is a myth or fact, but the ...
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