Solutions to Smelling Like Smoke

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    • Because laws have been passed prohibiting indoor smoking in many places, your hair does not have to smell like an ashtray when you leave the bar. There are not any laws to stop you from getting stuck in a car with a smoker. Quickly rid your hair of smoke by rubbing a fabric softener sheet on your hair from root to tip. The fabric softener sheet will also remove any static from your hair. If time is not an issue, mix one part apple cider vinegar with 10 parts water. Pour it through your hair and allow it to dry. After six hours or longer, shampoo the vinegar from your hair. Repeat if necessary.


    • If you find yourself in a private place where cigarette smoking is not banned, chances are you will leave smelling like an ashtray. Before you run to your local dry cleaners to fork over some cash, try this method to rid the unpleasant smell from your attire: Fill your bathtub with 1 inch of hot water and 4 cups of white vinegar. Hang your clothes over the tub and close the door. The steam will help the vinegar do its job to get the smoke smell out of your garments.


    • Furniture and carpet in your home will hold smoke odor if cigarettes are smoked indoors. Opt for a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning service if you do not mind sparing the expense. A more thrifty option is to liberally sprinkle baking soda on your upholstered furniture and carpet. Allow it to sit for four hours and then vacuum it up. For very intense odors allow the baking soda to sit overnight before vacuuming.


    • Smoking inside a car and leaving the butts behind will guarantee a stale smoke odor in the car. Remove all the old cigarette butts for starters. Put an open bag of charcoal briquettes in your car at night and remove it in the morning. The charcoal will absorb the odor. If necessary, repeat the process until the odor is no longer present. Vinegar will also absorb the odor. Place a tub of white vinegar on the front floor of the car. Start the ignition, close the windows and turn the heat on full blast with the floor vents open. Run the car for one hour and remove the vinegar. Repeat the steps if necessary until you no longer smell the smoke.

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