How to kill Cigarette Stink?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BayCityBabe, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom is a chain smoker. I am allergic to smoke; can't sleep at her house. My BIG problem is she is killing herself (smoking AND on oxygen). Y'all can't help me with that.
    My LITTLE problem - hope you can help - is that she gave me a gorgeous purse for Christmas and it REEKS. It is canvas with leather trim. I have tried airing it out. I have tried Febreeze. I tried putting it in a padded pillowcase with a couple dryer sheets and cooking it in the dryer for 40 minutes. No dice. What can I do? Any ideas?
     
  2. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

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    Maybe wash it in Woolite (the caanvass part) or get it professionally cleaned.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I've had to sit things outside in the sun for a week after spraying them down with Febreeze. See if that might work for you if you can get the weather to cooperate.
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
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    Baking soda, you can put it in a bag with baking soda and it will be gone in 24 hours
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Always good to know!
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I'm watching for a good idea too, my son got in trouble at school because the jacket he left at my mom's smelled so strongly he was accused of smoking at school. He's never smoked, he's like me and hates it!
     
  7. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a housefire once and the whole place smelled so badly of acrid smoke that we could barely walk in the door. This little kid down the road came over and told us that his grandma used baking soda after a fire like that. So we bought 7 large boxes and put it in bowls all over the house. The living room was burned quite badly and we had to repaint some rooms but the smell went away in 24 hours...no kidding! I didn't even have to empty the closets...just put baking soda bowls in them
     
  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I second the baking soda! Sun will help as well.
     
  9. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna try the baking soda. Sounds good.
     
  10. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Put the purse in a plastic bag with a gold bar of dial soap and let it sit for a couple of days.

    My mom is the same way and she gave our daughter her bed. My daughter and I both have mild asthma. We put the mattresses on their sides in the garage for a month, sprayed them heavily with Lysol, then a couple of times with Febreeze. Then we bought a plastic mattress cover to put over the top mattress. The box no longer smells but when we change her sheets we have to spray the top mattress down again. When the cover is on there's no smell.
     

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