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- AnonymousJune 13, 2006 at 12:46 pmPost count: 0
Any hints or suggestions……for curry/cooking smells that have set in? Just bought an older condo….have had cleaned it extensively and it is better but still lingering. Thanks…..AnonymousAugust 13, 2006 at 4:02 pmPost count: 0
If you have carpet, I would suggest baking soda mixed with an essential oil like lavender. Sprinkle liberally and let is sit maybe overnight before vacuuming up? Here is a link to lavender:
You could mix a few drops with a box of baking soda in a shaker and shake liberally.
Also, I have found that coffee sitting out helps absorb odors. You may want to consider washing down all washable surfaces with vinegar water.
I wonder if the ceilings need to be washed with vinegar water as well?
Good luck!AnonymousAugust 14, 2006 at 9:29 pmPost count: 0
YES! Try the baking soda. I use this on my area rugs to get out dog fur smells and it is very effective.
This is how I do it:
Fill a spray bottle with half water/half white vinegar. LIGHTLY spray carpet and dust with baking soda (it is often cheaper to buy in bulk at your local natural food store). Let sit for a few hours (the baking soda will absorb the vinegar and then dry). Vacuum. Repeat if necessary.