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cloudsoup

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how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« on: December 03, 2011, 09:34:19 pm »
it's not that my place smells bad, but i live with
a smoker and our cat. we keep the litter box tidy but
it still just seems... stale. i want to walk in the door and
be greeted with an inviting scent that is long-lasting...

any suggestions? what do YOU like to use to keep your house fresh?  :wave:
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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 09:58:40 pm »
There are different type of air freshener on the market, I use febreze it has a warm smell to it.

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 10:35:12 pm »
it is really hard to get that smoke smell out bc it actually permeates furniture and walls, etc.

i would use glade oil candles, sprays, etc.
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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2011, 05:19:59 am »
Some cat litters are better than others at keeping it from smelling.  We use tidy cats and have no problems. 
As for smoking.....don't smoke inside maybe?....  :dontknow:  Like someone else mentioned, it'll get into the carpet and walls and everywhere; using other scents just covers it up. 

My sister smokes and they have a cat; she's always smoked outside.  So the house smells fresh and clean all the time.

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2011, 06:12:41 am »
I have the automatic sprays, candles. You should use a humidifier and baking soda in the cat box.

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011, 06:35:06 am »
i love candles i think burning candles will make a house smell great.
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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2011, 07:10:37 am »
it's not that my place smells bad, but i live with
a smoker and our cat. we keep the litter box tidy but
it still just seems... stale. i want to walk in the door and
be greeted with an inviting scent that is long-lasting...

any suggestions? what do YOU like to use to keep your house fresh?  :wave:

  • Make them smoke outside as they should to be anyway.
  • Litter Robot : http://www.litter-robot.com/
  • Use oust.
  • If you have your laundry room inside use allot of fabric softener.
  • Clean your walls and wet vac the whole house.
  • Potpourri.
  • Scented candles
  • Glade

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2011, 07:34:02 am »
At this time of year I put a pot of water on low on the stove. Slice up an apple and an orange to put in to simmer. Add some cloves (not too many) and wait for the great smells. Don't forget to turn off the stove if you leave the house or go to bed. :)

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 07:45:09 am »
I love Mr. Clean or even the cheap knock-off.  I pour it in vases and along the baseboard on the carpet.  When my son was small, I told a friend that he had peed on a fabric couch and how could I get rid of the odor. She said wipe it with Mr. Clean. It worked and I've used it ever since. It has a lemon scent.

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 09:48:03 am »
clean it, and then keep a nice smelling candle going...old yankeehas the best candles

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2011, 10:05:03 am »
My husband smokes and we have 3 cats. To keep our house smelling good, I clean the cat boxes every morning using clumping cat liter. I spray with Febreze air freshener and also spray the furniture with Febreze fabric spray. I love burning candles so they are constantly burning with different scents- whatever I am in the mood for.

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2011, 10:31:14 am »
keep the litter clean and smoke outside or only in one room . air freshners and candles

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2011, 10:34:27 am »
Clean it. Make the smoker smoke outside, you're probably smelling the nicotine all over the place, and always have a spray. One that smells nice.

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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011, 09:20:16 pm »
great suggestions!
i've never tried the stove simmering-pot thing, but
i definitely will. glade has some great coupons out
right now and i've been wanting to try their oil candles,
so maybe i'll do that too. baking soda in the cat litter - CHECK  :thumbsup:

the "litter robot" thing looks cool too! too bad it's way
out of my price range, lol.

i've been trying to get the smoker to quit for awhile, sigh.
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Re: how to get the house to SMELL GOOD?
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2011, 11:22:30 pm »
I am a smoker but I smoke outside because I want my house to smell fresh/not because somebody makes me!    You don't have to waste electricity or gas by lighting the stove to boil something that smells nice.   Try PINE-SOL  the original/not a knock off.  Pour it in a small pot or bowl and place it in the center of the house.   I have been doing this a while.  Everyone that comes to my house thinks I had just spent all day mopping floors; when, actually, I hadn't even taken time to make my bed!    :dontknow:

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