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Ways to Freshen up Your House After Years of Smoking

By Bidsbypros @bidsbypros

Tobacco smoke is very bad for any type of household. You don’t have to be personally offended by the smoke to want to get rid of it. Sometime people must make compromises with themselves and consider that is best for the people around them. Getting rid of bad odor is not as easy as it sound. It all depends on how long you have been smoking in your home and of course if there are other sources of bad smells. Here are some methods by which to “mask” and get rid of the smells altogether. Let’s have a look.

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Keep your home well ventilated

There is a big chance you know this already, but you will be surprises how many people just don’t care about letting their tobacco smoke out the window when they indulge their habits. Smoking near a window is good in the summer, but if the air outside is colder than the air inside, all of the smoke is just going to come rushing in. Maybe consider some sort of a fanning system, where there is no problem smoking in a single designated area.

smell of cigarette in the house

Stop leaving your ashtrays everywhere you go

Ash and old cigarette buds are major players when it comes to contaminating our air. People usually don’t mind the smell, in fact they are used to it. But trust me as a non-smoker, those thing simple reek, and I am sure most of that smell gets saturated into the walls. It is easy to figure out how annoying that can be for the people are you; your family; your tenants and the people who are going to move into your home one you are gone. Outside on the window sill is the perfect place to stash ashtrays. Also don’t forget to empty your ashtray every two cigarettes or so. It is just simple hygiene.

Baking Soda for treating carpets

Any area rug; both natural and synthetic can easily absorb tobacco smoke. And once that happens it is pretty difficult to get rid of it. Sprinkle some baking soda all over the carpet/rug and let it sit for about 12 hours. Be generous with the baking soda and don’t worry about making a mess; we are going to vacuum the soda once the 24 hour period has passed.

Dry Clean for treating carpets and upholsteries (heavy saturation)

Just like a carpet, upholstery furniture is prone of absorbing mass quantities of smoke and smell. You can rent a dry cleaner or just call professional upholstery cleaning company; either way you have go over any soft furniture piece that has been in contact with the smoke. You can also clean curtains, rugs and carpets of course, sofas, leather (read labels) foot stools etc. Just remember to always read the label and follow the instructions carefully. Don’t use any large amounts of water, for not only it is difficult to dry, but it can also damage certain kinds of fabrics.

Use Air fresheners

There are plenty of ‘anti-tobacco” refreshers that simply work like a miracle. They come in all shape and sizes; from spray bottles, to plug in scent dispensers, motion and timed dispensers, etc. It is good to have at least some form of odor absorbent, and keeping it nearby will insure that your home doesn’t smell like pub, or a train station.

Author Bio: July Minor loves to write for home improvement and cleaning. She currently works for and study to be a hygienist.

Ways to freshen up your house after years of smoking
July Minor
Ways to freshen up your house after years of smoking

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