How To Remove Smoke Smell From Clothes Without Washing
If you are a smoker, your hands, your car, your house, and even your clothes smell of smoke. There may be situations when you want to wear a particular shirt, but it smells of the smoke party you had last night. You may not have time to wash it, you forgot to dump it into the laundry, or you are just away from home. In such situations, you must be wondering about how to remove smoke smell from clothes without washing. You will be able to handle the situation better after reading this oneHOWTO article as well.
Let them feel some fresh air
If you cannot wash your clothes right now, one way to remove smoke smell from clothes is to let them air out. Hang your clothes on a clothesline or place a rack next to an open window. Avoid leaving them in sunlight as their color may fade. Try to hang the clothes in single layers so that fresh air can move through them freely. They will get an added benefit if they have a lot of green plants around them, as the plants will absorb chemicals from them during the drying process, and leave them fresher. Let them hang in the air for several hours, or overnight, and feel the fresh smell in the morning.
Put them in freezer
In some clothes, like the denim, their in-fabric smells are caused due to bacteria. These bacteria can be killed under freezing temperature conditions. You can let your garment stay in the freezer for 2-3 hours. You can cover them in a canvas bag to keep them protected in the ice. This method can prove to be a great substitute to washing. And you will conserve energy as well, as your freezer is already operating and you are not giving it any extra energy.
Try coffee grounds
It is an age-old method to keep a bowl of coffee grounds in your dresser drawer to absorb stuffy and musky smells from your clothes. If this method is not working perfectly for you, you can place your shirt in a brown paper bag and add fresh coffee grounds to it. Let it sit overnight and the smoke smell from your clothes will be gone in the morning. There is not need to shake, as coffee has its own odor absorbing magic to work.
Spray with vodka
Buy some cheap vodka, as you won’t want to waste an expensive bottle of vodka on your clothes. Make a mixture of 50-50 vodka and water in a spray bottle and liberally spray it on the cloth from which you want to remove smoke smell. Vodka is effective in killing bacteria and successfully removing smoke smell from clothes without washing. An added benefit is that you won’t smell like a drunk either, as vodka will dry quickly and leave no odor.
Submerge in cat litter
Most cat litter brands claim to absorb the stench quickly and successfully. If it can absorb the smell of cat litter, then why not the smell of smoke from your clothes. Submerge your clothes in cat litter and leave for 24 hours. If you have a cat in house who is used to pee or poo in cat litter, keep your submerged cloth away from its reach, as your cat not be able to resist its urge and spoil your cloth.
Make sure you dust your clothes after this process, or you'll end up with grey clothes!
If none of these methods have worked, then the only way to get rid of the smell is by masking it. Take a look at how to make your clothes smell good without washing for more information.
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