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10 Stinky Smells & How to Get Rid of Them

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10 Stinky Smells & How to Get Rid of Them

Bad smells can be harder to get rid of than your office lurker. Luckily you probably already have some of the tools to fight these odors, and you donít even know it.

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Gym Shoe Funk

If you have non-leather shoes, you can wash them in the washing machine. If that doesnít work, heat or freeze the funk out. Try leaving the shoes in the sun or putting them in a Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight. Then sprinkle the insoles with baking soda or store-bought Odor Eaters. And next time, wear socks.

The Dog Smell in Your Car

The first order of business is to get rid of any blankets, pillows, toys, or bones in the car. Vacuum seats and floorboards to remove pet hair. Sprinkle upholstery and floor mats with baking soda and let sit over night; vacuum in the morning. If the car still smells like a kennel, spritz with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Let dry completely, with windows down.

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7:49AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013

thanks

6:05AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

If there is a 100% biological Air Cleaner that removes all organic odeurs, the ones you mentioned in the article: would you try it?
Well: in the Netherlands we use ZHERO Air Cleaner, this is a brand new product, and it works! It leaves no smell, it works in 30 minutes, and it works definitely! Car dealers use it, dog-owners, dogtrainers, hotels, a big hygienic cleaning company...www.zhero.nl
It can be ordered on the internet.

4:22AM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

have you tried an air purifier? - there is a smaller unit for domestic use; it simply plugs in - great for bedrooms! I will try to put the link here Air purifiers

12:41PM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Please look on www.zhero.nl, this is a really new product to vanish all bad smells. It is based on purely biological polymere, it works very good. www.zhero.nl. The producer does have english text on the bottle, you have ask for it with the contact form.

5:55AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Thank you Samantha, for Sharing this!

7:43AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

thanks so much!

1:06PM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

thank u

10:06PM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

TY. I have used Nature's Miracle for kitty pee and it is very good.

10:39AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Useful tips thanks.
Also for smelly fridge a bit of ground coffee in an open container usually does the trick.

10:31AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

Thanks - Helpful tips

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