Cigarettes are quite nasty. They cause a lot of diseases and cigarette smoke is quite unpleasant. The funny thing is that most cigarette smokers don’t like the odor of cigarette smoke as well, and we can see the irony there. Cigarette odor is something that is unwelcome in any space, especially in enclosed areas like homes and offices. If there’s a smoker in your midst or you are in a house or office where there the prevailing smell is that of cigarette smoke you’re definitely not in an ideal environment. But you can do something about it by getting rid of this odor through a variety of methods.
Washing is your first salvo in the battle against cigarette odors. Take off curtains, carpets, bed sheets, pillowcases, etc that has been exposed to cigarette smoke and have them laundered or dry-cleaned to remove smoke particles from it.
You’ll also need to vacuum the room. Thorough cleaning helps in minimizing the strong smell of cigarettes. Vacuum carpets and furniture in particular because particles have a tendency to stick in these areas.
One nifty way of removing cigarette odor from a room is putting a bowl of vinegar in the area and leaving it overnight. It’s really effective. Another thing you can leave in the room are citrus peels. Just leave them in the room or in your car and allow them to completely desiccate before discarding them.
Baking soda is a very versatile ingredient that is used for various household cleaning purposes , and it’s also something you can use to remove the smell of cigarette smoke. All you need to do is to sprinkle it on couches, car seats or on carpets. After a few hours you can vacuum it away and along with it, you’ll remove any bad cigarette odors. Before doing this though test how the baking soda will react to the fabric by sprinkling some on to hidden area. (Read our article on the other things you can do with baking soda.)
Coffee can also help you get rid of cigarette odor. Just put coffee grounds on to coffee filters then tie it closed. Leave several of these packets in strategic areas inside the room and it will help absorb those nasty odors. A word of caution, do not sprinkle coffee grounds directly on to anything because coffee stains.
Finally, you can use charcoal to help deodorize a room. Using it is quite simple – just put a few lumps of coal on to a bowl and place it in certain areas inside the room. The coals will help neutralize the smoke particles.
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