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How to get rid of cigarette smell at home: effective methods

Alina MilsentLife
The smell of cigarettes quickly permeates clothing, carpets, and furniture

The pungent, intense, and unpleasant smell of smoke is challenging to remove with improvised means. If someone regularly smokes indoors or smoke enters the room from the balcony, the stench permeates everything around you - from the walls to your clothes.

Perfumes and aromatic products can temporarily mask the smell of smoke. Still, radical methods are needed to completely clean the home. OBOZREVATEL figured out how to get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke at home.

The only one hundred percent effective method to get rid of the long-term accumulated smell of cigarettes is repair. If you don't have the means or desire to radically change your home, you can use some more tips.

Complete ventilation

Ventilate regularly. Open the windows not for 10-20 minutes, but for the whole day. It is better to create a draft so that odors are pushed out.

Sources of stench

Get rid of all smoking-related items. We are talking about ashtrays, lighters, cigarette packs, cigarette butts, etc.

Items that have absorbed smoke

You will have to clean the room thoroughly. Pillows, curtains, bedding, clothes, furniture, books - all of these quickly absorb smoke stench. Pillows, bedding, and curtains can be washed and hung out to dry in the fresh air. Put other things in the sun for a few hours and then wash them if possible. If the stench remains, you may want to get rid of some items.

Carpets and furniture

Carpets also absorb cigarette odors quickly and for a long time. You can sprinkle baking soda on carpets and furniture - it neutralizes odors well. The procedure should be repeated several times. Leave the baking soda on the carpets for several days and then vacuum. Furniture can also be cleaned in this way.

Wash washable items in a machine with ½ cup of vinegar.

Clean walls

If the walls are washable, you can wash them with a special solution. Mix water and vinegar in a 1:1 ratio and wipe the walls.

OBOZREVATEL also told you how to get rid of the smell of cat urine.

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