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 to continue and finishing the process.
The picture shows a coil ready for the next short combustion. A tight single loop would suffice.
To stop an incense stick before it has burned to its end so that it can be relit when desired:
Reusable Hack: Fold a piece of aluminum foil a few times into a strip and bend that in half over the glowing end of the glowing tip of the incense for a while.
Two things will extinguish the material: the foil will remove oxygen to snuff the oxidation and the foil ...
In UK, if its body (less its tail) is about 5 to 7 cm long it is probably a mouse. Rats grow to be much bigger, and indoors it is more usually a mouse.
If there is a hole in the sofa, that might be where the creature has made a nest.
The situation is made more difficult by having a young child, but some ways to get rid of it are
With a baited spring trap. ...
There are a couple of ways to go to minimize the stale smoke odour.
Easy and Expensive odour elimination hack:
Rent an ozone generator and let the ozone work within the closed apartment for a while. This is the best non-destructive way. Here's more information Note the safety precautions necessary with ozone.
Hard and Inexpensive odour elimination hack:
My first attempt would indeed be to inspect the wardrobes. If there's a continuous source of bad smell somewhere, you can throw all the fresh air in you want, but it will continue to come back.
On the other hand, it can really take much time to expel bad smells which have been in a room for a long time. Especially if it is only a small window letting the air ...
I use my hand held steamer that has a powerful pressure and a wire scrubbing tip to blast away dirt and oder. I would soak the area with a heavy Vinegar spray first and after 30 mins, hit the area with the high pressure, high heat steam.
Get a small container of Ozium™ spray.
I had to remove a freezer full of frozen chicken parts that had been unplugged after an ugly eviction proceeding.
The freezer had been without power for more than a couple of weeks and the odour was overwhelming and difficult to describe.
I used Ozium™ spray to minimize the odour while I emptied the freezer and then the ...
Which is worse, the loud construction work or the smelly room?
My hack would be to try working in the original room with either a sound neutralizer / noise cancelling device, or loud music, perhaps with headphones.
Textiles like carpets, blankets and old clothing are like sponges for bad smells. So first of all clean out the closets. If you're not allowed to throw away the stuff in there, put it into big plastic sacks and close them as airtight as possible. If that's too much trouble, tape all the gaps between the doors of the closet shut with painters tape to trap the ...
Treated insect netting often contains synthetic or natural chrysanthemum odour which has proven effective deterrent for many insects in addition to the mesh physical barrier. Chrysanthemums contain Pyrethrin which is a powerful insect deterrent.
You may be sensitive to the treatment given the fabric.
Chrysanthemum derivative has been used to treat clothing ...
I would ask you to try using butter (not margarine) to neutralize the residual odour of Dove™ skin cleanser.
The butter is an intermediate step. The concept is that the fats in the butter will bond with the organic base of the "soap" film coating the aluminum pan. When removed, the butter will pull the odour with it. The butter is then removed as you ...
Baking soda can kill bacteria and remove smells as well. It's a well-known hack to remove odors from smelly carpets, shoes, fridges and many more.
In your case, I would moisten the baking soda with cold water, one drop at a time, until you can rub in onto the headphone. Rub it into all the surfaces, not just the ear cushions. Let it sit and dry for an hout ...
I have a lot of vintage and antique appliances. When I want to strip then free of gunk I soak them in a pail with The Works toilet bowl cleaner which contains hydrochloric acid, then rinse VERY well, then dry immediately and oil lightly.
You can use vinegar but it takes longer.
That product is super cheap... a buck or two per bottle.
If you already have ...
I see that this is an old post but imho the fixes offered up, that I've read anyway, are mostly opinions & not true remedies.
For clarity; I work as a heavy duty mechanic for a highway paving crew. Thus I am Constantly exposed to diesel, tar, oil etc. Everything I wear or come into contact with will smell of diesel /sulfur
The absolute easiest.. no 12 ...
As someone that's a landlord and dealt with this a few time this is what works for me.
Remove all the offensive matter.
Wheel it outside in the yard and hit it with a power washer or at the very least a water hose, spraying it down well, and draining it out, do it many times. Having someone to help tilt it while you do this helps considerably.
Then Take a ...
Air Ionizers that generate a lot of ozone are great at eliminating smoke smells. Or skip the guessing and buy a small (cheap) ozone generator.
(Warning 1: make sure it's not a fake. See, e.g. photo of eBay item 193723350092 which shows a real and a fake. I have one of each.)
Warning 2: Air Ionizers often generate a lot of ozone, which is hazardous. So ...