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I need help removing cigarette smell from a fur stole.
Alison from South San Francisco
Hang the stole in a vinyl garment bag. (or large plastic garbage bag) In the bottom of the bag - using an opened large ziploc or a plastic container (the biggest that will fit) fill the container about 1/2 way up with fresh coffee grounds. Shake or stir the coffee grounds every day. Leave it until the stole smells like coffee. If you need to repeat the procedure - use fresh coffee. Then hang outside in fresh air and the smell will be gone. Discard used coffee.
I have been cleaning out our closets. I have several old fur coats and was very sad to see mould on the lining of one of them. After perusing the net I chose to try wiping a cloth soaked in vinegar right on the fabric. The mould just wiped right off! Amazing.
I used this coffee method on a mink coat that I bought at an estate sale. The coat had been hanging in a closet encased in a plastic bag. I know you're not supposed to store a fur in plastic, but in this case I'm glad it had been, because I think that's the only reason the coat didn't smell worse than it already did.