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Dumpster diving in my own apartment

Nearby dumpster smell is invading my apartment. How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by evolvinglines on Mar 1, 2014 - 10 answers

I'll take everything but the odor, please.

It's almost baby-time (our first) and we're still in the process of getting stuff we need (or just think we might need.) There's a very obvious and willing source in my sister-in-law, who has very generously offered SO MANY THINGS to us, all of which we would love to have, espcially for free. The problem is that she smokes and everything that comes out of her house smells like cigarettes. This is a two-parter. [more inside]
posted by smirkyfodder on Sep 20, 2013 - 25 answers

Will haz explosion?

Smell that isn't like gas from the oven/burner but is like when radiators go on in winter is in apartment. Freak out or no? [more inside]
posted by angrycat on Aug 11, 2013 - 7 answers

my schnoz can't take it anymore.

How do I cancel out really pungent odors left behind by someone's cooking? [more inside]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Feb 18, 2012 - 13 answers

Can UV sanitizers decrease odors?

Will running a UV Sanitizing Wand over the litter box help with odors? [more inside]
posted by veganfilmjunkie on Nov 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Why does my bedroom smell like #1?

My bedroom smells like pee. Ew! Gross! But also: we don't have a pet, we don't have kids, we're scrupulously clean, and we can't seem to find the smell's origin despite much aggressive searching. What on earth can this be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 36 answers

How to keep dryer sheet odor from entering apartment

What kind of filter can I attach to the dryer vent duct outside the window of my multi-unit building to keep the noxious, chemical/perfume-scented dryer sheet odor from entering my apartment? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Sep 1, 2011 - 12 answers

help me lessen the stink

What scents are good at minimizing/masking/neutralizing cigarette smoke? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Feb 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Take me on a smelling spree.

Through surgery, I regained my full sense of smell today. I haven't smelled clearly since 2006. I live in Washington, DC. It's brisk Fall. Feeling 100%. What should I go smell this week?
posted by metajc on Oct 6, 2010 - 62 answers

Smelly carpet smells like mildew - eww

How do I get the smell out of this recently flooded carpet? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 5, 2010 - 10 answers

A lingering aroma after drywall repairs, mysteriously getting stronger.

A lingering aroma after drywall repairs, mysteriously getting stronger. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Jul 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Get the funk out

Asking for a friend: How to get rid of years of smoking residue? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Feb 2, 2010 - 13 answers

We have a chest full of stench!

We've inherited a wooden sea chest from 1827 along with accompanying provenance and documentation. That's the good news. The bad news is that it stinks. [more inside]
posted by imjustsaying on Nov 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Smells like team spirit -- or worse!

I live in a place that is rainy or snowy half the year, and during that half it is impossible to keep the floor of my car dry. It has begun to smell pretty bad. I recently had the interior detailed, which included washing the floor mats, and it smelt fine until the floor got wet again, which was almost immediately. Does anyone have a good technique for keeping wet carpet from smelling bad? Drying it is not an option. For bonus points, exactly what is it that causes the smell?
posted by ubiquity on Jan 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Movin back in

Floor scrubber, or WHAT [more inside]
posted by raildr on Oct 18, 2008 - 7 answers

I'm just too scentsitive.

Who has a sense of smell as strong as mine? No one nose! Please help me. [more inside]
posted by susiepie on Jan 31, 2008 - 28 answers

Yucky smoke from neighbor's chimney makes my home stinky. Please help.

What can we do to stop our smelly neighbors? [more inside]
posted by susiepie on Oct 26, 2007 - 13 answers

help me eradicate the bad unhealthy smell that I can't locate.

There's this odor. I don't know what it is or how to describe it except as dry, organic, and searing. Noisome and musty. But not organic like shit nor like mildew. Not searing like acid. Astringent but not like alcohol. A staleness, certainly, that tickles the throat and makes the eyes water. A malodorous fustiness, raw but not putrid. [more inside]
posted by Grod on Oct 24, 2007 - 16 answers

secret to getting "OLD" out of fabric

Getting "OLD" moist smell out of fabric? [more inside]
posted by Pressed Rat on Oct 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Puppy smell! What the heck is it?

Puppy smell. What is it? Where does it come from? Why can I not get enough of it? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Jun 3, 2006 - 20 answers

How effective are odor eating, space saving microwaves?

Has anyone had good luck with over the range microwaves? I'm interested in knowing how good these things do at capturing and reducing odors while cooking. We live in a small apartment and there's no vent over the stove. Would something like this over the range microwave actually reduce cooking odors?
posted by teddyb109 on Oct 16, 2005 - 7 answers

A Smell Grows in Brooklyn

I live on a block in browstone Brooklyn, NY. For the last few weeks, the air has been, periodically, filled with a somewhat unpleasant onion-y smell. At first I thought this was someone's bad cooking, but I'm wondering if it's a tree of some kind. Does anyone know what this is? (and no, this is not the horrid smell of the ginko tree, whose "fruit", in the fall, smells like darkroom chemicals...)
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 9, 2004 - 8 answers

What's the best way to get rid of lingering odors?

What's the best way to get rid of lingering odors? [more inside]
posted by theNonsuch on Oct 2, 2004 - 6 answers

Removing Skunk Odor

Skunkfilter: Ewww. There's a skunk under my office (which is in a trailer-house). It stinks. How do I get rid of the thing? When I've done that, how do I get rid of the stench? (Or will it just go away in time?) Lord, this is nasty.
posted by jdroth on Jun 24, 2004 - 5 answers

How do you get rid of skunk spray smell?

Skunk attack! My friend's house had a large family of skunks living underneath it. Dog went after the skunks, and a nuclear cloud of skunk-stink enveloped their whole house, permeating every single plastic, wood, cloth, or food item. Other than burning the whole thing down and starting over, what can she do? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Feb 5, 2004 - 7 answers

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