I buy eight of those store bought 99 cent air fresheners about once
every two weeks.., you know, the kind that you pull the cover up and sit
them somewhere until the wick gets smaller.
I've got five cats and I don't notice any real bad smells (cats are
mostly outside).., but I was wondering about a cheaper fix, or even a better
way to approach this subject..(when leaving wife left five of her eleven
MIKE.., in So
cats don't generally smell, so i'm not sure what the problem is in the first
place (?) perhaps there isn't one. their litter boxes get smelly & so must
be cleaned regularly but 5 cats who are outside a lot should not make any
personal smells in the house...? are they toms or something? (in which case
they need a spot of surgery, not air freshener, and not only for their
open a window, that's free!
horrible plastic "air fresheners" just make foul fake smells & give people
rhinitis, but as i say, cats really should not create a problem in the first
place in smallish quantities, provided they are healthy & their litter box
is clean & their food bowls are kept clean (cat food smells awful when left
uneaten) & they're not toms spraying all over the shop. if it's that you're
worried you're being seen as "that weird man with all the cats" just have a
friend round & give you an honest summation. sometimes after a wife goes,
the housework suffers, iyswim, so if you are concerned there might be
smells, have a sympathetic friend help either to put your mind at ease, or
identify if there is a problem & what it is. but you can't go wrong with
more fresh air, anyway. we all need to be aware that indoor pollutants can
be a real problem (that has nothing to do with smells).
enjoy your cats!! i like cats but my dog disagrees, so no more cats for me
for at least 10 years.... (and if you want to ask: does my dog make my room
smell? well at the moment, YES!! he needs a bath something chronic. so you
see - if he was a cat, he'd smell perfectly nice!! cats are too smart to go
rolling in mud and animal poo & such.)
Those type of air fresheners do not impress me at all.
Spring is here in England and my doors can be left open on a decent day. I
have some delightful flowers in the garden and their perfume wafts in on the
breeze. I can't wait for my honeysuckle to blossom, it smells delightful.
Any bad smells are soon dispersed with fresh air in the place. Colder days
when I may even need my heating on I rely on the smell of fruit in a bowl,
pot pourri on my landing, a dab of my favourite perfume on a handkerchief
placed near a warm place so it diffuses but not so much so that it would
cause a headache. A decent distinctive smelling bar of soap at the sink.
On a rainy day a small window left open where the rain doesn't come in but
the freshness and ozone smell does.
I like to keep a floral "air freshener" spray by the toilet for
inconsiderate guests thereby saving them embarrasment.
Strong smells should be avoided in the bedroom.
Thank you lady..!!
Just what anold retired MSgt needed to hear.., and you are so right about
those bars of soap, ozone, and the handkerchief thing'y.. (smile).., oh, by
the way.. (grin).., be'n an old Army troop, the thing about the bathroom
embrrasment..!!?? We used to light a match..!!
Thanks again, MIKE
PS: Only have one male who still leaves calling cards.., but of course
knowing cats.., his pee doesn't smell.. (so he tells me)
Hi....1st post here so please be gentle with me.....lol
What would be your best suggestions for a home with smokers (besides
quitting). I have tried everything I know and am looking for more/better
i'm a smoker (bah) & i smoke outside - works for me :-)
I have tried everything I know and am looking for more/better
failing moving the smoking outdoors or doing more general airing, i have
heard that leaving shallow trays of vinegar in the room will absorb the
smell. i tried it once years ago (can't remember why - i had had a roomful
of partying smokers?) but couldn't decide if it had made any difference or
not, because the window was open overnight anyway :-)
i suspect though that if the furniture/carpet/curtains are all full of the
smell (not just the air) it probably wouldn't make any noticable difference.
however, if you try it and it works, let me know!! (my fil's going to drop
off the twig sooner or later, & the house will be frankly unsalable if we
cannot do anything about the horrible smell when the time comes!!) dry
baking soda on fabrics absorbs smells, so perhaps you need to try both at
once or something. (yes, you vacuum up the baking soda off the fabrics the
next day ;-)
I'm a former smoker, so maybe I can offer some suggestions.
First, if you can, move the smoking outside if you don't plan to quit.
Second, wash your walls with TSP or a similar product.
Shampoo your carpet and the upholstery of your furniture.
Wash/dryclean your curtains/draperies.
Our home hasn't smelled of smoke for over 4 years :-)
I quit January 25th. Do you ever stop wanting one?
All your suggestions are great.
One thing no one has mentioned, is incense.
I love incense. I burn it for other reasons, but it does cover up any smell
you or your cats can make.
I quit about 30+ years ago and remember thinking the same thing for
awhile. Now I'll actually leave a restaurant rather than sit near the
smoking section. It's not because it makes me want a cigarette. I
can't stand the smell of the smoke. Just keep at quitting and one day
you won't want them anymore.
A fifty-year-old banker lives with his parents across the street. Three
years ago he phoned and asked to visit. As soon as he got in, he lit a
cigarette and explained that his parents had decided not to let him
smoke in their house. I quickly thought of something to show him
outside. As we talked outside, he finished his cigarette. The house
reeked for days. He hasn't visited me since, and I haven't seen him
I wonder why Peggo lets her cats smoke indoors.
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