Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.
I ordered a Coach purse from an individual on eBay. It stinks from cigarette smoke! Do you know how I can get this stink out of my purse without having to take it to the cleaners?
Stuff it with newspaper. Wait a few days. This is an effective method and cheap.
Baking soda will soak up odors. Set an open box of baking soda inside, close the bag for several days.
I would air it out in the fresh outside air for a couple days, then put a container in it with baking soda and charcoal. They would help absorb the odor.
I just recently got a fabric hobo Coach bag on ebay. The seller was a smoker, hence the bag smells horrible. Does anybody have a solution on how to get the smoke smell out of the bag?
By sha51978 from Bay Shore, NY
I used to put my leather coat in the dryer (on lowest setting) with a couple of bounce sheets only for about 5 minutes. This was after a night out when they used to be able to smoke in clubs. I hated coming home smelling like smoke.
Take a glass or ceramic bowl half full of Household Ammonia. Place the bag with all the pockets opened and the bowl of Ammonia in a plastic tote with tight fitting lid overnight. Next morning remove bag and air out. This also works to kill the smell of smoke in a car. Use a full bowl of Ammonia, sit bowl on floor board with the windows up overnight.
How do I get the smell of cigarette smoke out of a Coach bag?
Check this out: www.vamooseproducts.com/
I have removed many odors from bags, luggage, trunks, shoes, etc. by filling with wadded up newspapers which you'll need to change every few days until the odor is gone. I understand that cigarette odor is a really tough one and the newspaper might not work alone. Good luck!
Try Bounce Dryer Sheets. Someone told me that would remove odors in your shoes. Worth a shot anyway. I just bought one that smells a bit and I'm going to try it!