However, when leaving the house, well you handle cleaning, if you smoke or you often guests smokers, you face another problem. The impregnated smell of cigarette smoke! It is true that when cleaning with strong detergents, much of the smell will be gone, but this is not enough. The smoke of cigarettes tends to drench everywhere, not only in textiles but also in furniture, even through walls. Airing is not doing enough work. It is, therefore, necessary to take special measures. And what exactly they may be, you will find below some helpful tips on getting rid of cigarette smell.
Start with the smell of the cigarette smoke on the soft furnishings and carpets
Spray them with a solution of water and lemon juice in a ratio of 2:1. The smell of cigarette smoke on leather sofas you can remove by wiping with a towel soaked in a solution of vodka and water. For floor mats, you can use the familiar trick of baking soda – sprinkle, let it stay one night and clear with a vacuum cleaner.
Curtains, drapery, and tablecloths are these textile elements that are most vulnerable to traces of cigarette smoke. It’s like we deliberately exhaled cigarette smoke directly into them. On the other hand, they are the easiest to refresh. If you smell smoke on them, you only need to wash them in the washing machine, adding a sufficient amount of aromatic fabric softener.
Wood furniture – tables, chairs, dressers, shelves – get rid of cigarette smoke smell by cleaning them thoroughly with detergent for polished wood. Then repeat with a soft cloth dampened with fabric softener.
The overall smell of smoking will disappear if you leave bowls of citrus juice in several places in the room. Instead the intrusive cigarette smoke in the room will remain a fresh, pleasant scent.
If you are annoyed by acidic odours and/or intolerance to them, you can use charcoal. You’ll find it in pharmacies. How to apply? Place the charcoal on the ground in the corners of the room and give it time to work through the night. In principle, the method is quite effective, but if there are still traces of smoke in the morning, repeat the procedure several nights in a row.
How to get rid of the cigarette smell with the scent of vanilla?
If you are vanilla, there’s another way to get rid of the cigarette smell. Soak a few cotton swabs with vanilla extract and put them in different positions in the room. Suppose you have vanilla pods. Even better. Break at least two and put them in place of tampons. Both methods work flawlessly.
You don’t have vanilla, or you do not like its scent? Well, nothing is lost yet. Repeat the procedure above, but this time deploy bags of coarsely ground coffee. After a while, there will be no memory of odours.
Another option is the use of a scented candle. Light one or two such candles and leave them to burn. This trick is quite common and known not by accident. The reason is that the flame absorbs the smoke of cigarettes. We don’t need to explain the residual pleasant smell. It is understood. Just be careful when choosing scents. Buy those that are either neutral or at least not sweet. Why? Because you’ll get a mix odour of cigarettes and candles, the result certainly won’t be satisfying. The best bet is candles with citrus fragrance. The method of flame you can use not only after smoking but at the moment when it happens.
Can’t you control yourself and light a cigarette while cleaning before leaving the house?
It is understandable, though quitting smoking is not accidentally so difficult. But how not to lose the success that you have achieved so far? The safest way is to satisfy your nicotine cravings on the balcony. If you don’t like the idea, at least put special aroma in an ashtray. These you’ll find in most stores for household goods. If it is too late to go shopping (the cigarette is already smoking), there are several options to absorb the tobacco smell.
- The first way is instead of air freshener in the ashtray. You can put a pad soaked in vinegar. The problem here is that the acidic odour can spoil your pleasure of the cigarette. Don’t say “What the hell”, and don’t remove the cotton because your whole work will go down the drain.
- The second method to neutralise cigarette smoke is for cat owners. However, your dear pets tease you, have ruined the furniture, etc. They will now be very helpful. Take a few stones or granules of the cat litter and put them in the ashtray. It will successfully neutralise the smell. Here’s a freshener, which you can’t find in shops ☺
You already lit a cigarette and have a freshener in the ashtray, but you’re still worried about the smoke and how far it will spread. The trick that probably didn’t come to your mind is to stick masking tape on the doors. Let’s see now how cigarette smoke will penetrate the whole house! Keep calm. You’ve got this 😉
So, we think we have already given you some good ideas for getting rid of the cigarette smell in your home. Don’t forget that if you need some professional help, we will provide you with our end of tenancy cleaning service. Just go to our service page, and learn more about it.