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Keeping Your House Smelling Nice With Smokers

How do you keep a smoker's house smelling nice?

By julied140 from KY

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June 17, 20091 found this helpful
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I mean no offense, but I grew up with 2 heavy smokers, and we lost our sense of smell. I never noticed until I got married and moved out! I don't think you keep a house smelling clean, as long as people smoke indoors daily. When I have visitors that insist on smoking in my home (my mother) I set out bowls of ammonia on surfaces where they can't be seen (behind the photos on the tv, top of bookcases, etc). When she leaves, the liquid it brown! I leave it out till the morning, then pour it down the sink.

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June 18, 20092 found this helpful
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I do not smoke but my family does. Two things I/we have done are: anyone smoking has to have a candle lit near them. I understand the special smoker's candles are better, but we have always used voltive candles. The flame of the candle absorbs the smoke in the air, it does not get on clothes etc. I live alone, my kids smoke when they are here and first thing they do is light the candle before the cigarette (or mom will get after them). Also melted wax is saved to make more candles in the future. Second one is to set a bowl or cup of vinegar near by. The vinegar absorbs the smoke and turns dark. When to change the vinegar? Depends on how much smoking is being done. When the top of vinegar gets completely dark, change it. The smell of the vinegar will become unnoticable after a while.

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June 27, 20092 found this helpful
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I saw on "How Clean Is Your House?", Kim told a smoker to put baking soda in the ash trays. You can put some lavender essential oil on light bulbs and a few drops with the baking soda in the ash trays.

As far as drawers, closets, car, etc. you can make pomanders by using any citrus fruit: lemon, lime, orange, mandarin and poking holes all over it and placing whole cloves in those holes. Let cure for 1 month and place anywhere you want to have your air fresher.

Open windows and doors when the weather permits and allow air to circulate. Use fans to help circulate air. Use an air purifier and/or air purifying indoor plants. There are plants that thrive in no light at all. Just check on the web and do your research.

When you clean and wipe things down in your home, use a vinegar/water mixture and make it smell better by adding a little lavendar essential oil to it. Vinegar is a really good smoke odor remover. There are many essential oil scents. Just do your looking at places like Super Supplement or GNC.

I don't recommend any strong chemicals because I don't think they work as well. Before you vacuum, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and sofa and chairs. Let sit for 10 to 30 minutes and vacuum it all up.

If you are just "hanging out" and smoking is part of the fun, open a window and /or turn on a fan. Put some essential oil on light bulbs and make sure the ash trays are ready with baking soda in them.

You can also burn incense at the same time while you are smoking. Those are my ideas guys, hope they are helpful.

Remember, there are many people out there with asthma and smoking outside isn't always the answer for that reason because the wind may be blowing it into someones windows that has asthma and a few minutes later they are forced to use their rescue inhaler, ll because someone thought it would be better to smoke outside.

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December 19, 20151 found this helpful

I, for one would rather smell the ciggies than all the smell good concoctions people buy to mask the odor. My DH came up with a great rule. Smoke outside and if it gets too cold out there quit smoking.

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September 30, 20160 found this helpful

Yep

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January 5, 20061 found this helpful

I heard that if you boil vermouth on the stove in water you can clean the air of almost everything that smells bad. You could also try boiling spices on your stove that works for sure...

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January 5, 20061 found this helpful

I boil vinegar on the stove to get rid of the smoke odor. My girlfriend places a small cup of vinegar in the room when people smoke. My son lights incense.

I love the smell of apple pie spice and vanilla simmering on the stove.

Love & Prayers,

Linda

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June 17, 20092 found this helpful

In the craft store HOBBY LOBBY in the candle section are smokers candles. They last a long time and really take the smell out! When I cant smoke outside, I use them!

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June 18, 20090 found this helpful

I was a smoker for 48 years when I quit. It's been 9 years now. Thought I would never be one of those 'preaching non-smokers'. I can tell you (who think just because it is legal. It's ok to make others suffer). Cigarette smell is disgusting! No amount of cover up is going to help. There is no smoking allowed in our house since I have now 'cleaned up' after myself. If anyone wants to smoke, they go outside.

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June 18, 20092 found this helpful

I found a list of indoor plants that help clean the air inside

English Ivy, Dracaena marginata, Janet Craig, Warneckei, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera Daisy, Peace lily, Azalea, Philodendron, Spider plant, Golden Pothos, Bamboo palm, Corn plant, Chrysanthemum, Mother-in-law's tongue. Many other websites give details like NASA and www.coopext.colostate.edu/4DMG/Plants/clean.htm.

Or check on line.

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December 17, 20160 found this helpful

I Am a smoker I bought 2 of the candle warmer for about $5.00 each I have a small apartment I place one in between the living room and bedroom the other I put in the bathroom they are electric I use coffee cups on them to match the decor and fill then with vinegar add add any kind of 100%essential oils to the vinegar my daughter does not smoke and she has said that she can not smell anything I usually smoke in the bathroom and blow smoke out of the window so I keep a bottle of vinegar and essential oil to spray the screen when I can't get outside I fill up a spray bottle with water leaving space for the vinegar and essential oil I put 2 tablespoons of white vinegar and 20 drops of essential oil per cup of water be sure to buy 100% natural essential oils from a craft store that is for making candles or soap the cheap stuff don't work it is to weak you can find the essential oils at stores like Michael or Hobby lobby is . for about $6.00 for .50ozs. But it is well worth it you can use this on light bulb or anywhere you can spray any other product for order I like to spray in my trash can when I put in a new bag my favorite is peppermint I hope this helps you

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December 14, 20160 found this helpful

how do I make our house smell better? we are both smokers.

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January 19, 20170 found this helpful

Quit smoking, replace the carpets, wash everything in it and sometimes even the sheet rock has to be replaced. I am a landlord. I have a house that has not had smokers in it for YEARS and on a damp day, you can still smell it.

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