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I did a dumb thing. I need to save some underpants. Pls help.

I have some expensive underwear that got really smelly. Gross I know. I really want to salvage them. I desperately need your magic odour-destroying solutions! [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Mar 31, 2016 - 57 answers

HALP! I spilled worcestershire sauce in my mum's new car!

Had a bottle of the stuff tip over on the passenger seat, to the tune of about 2 tablespoons. Fabric seat, brand new car, she's coming home in June so I have a bit of time to get that new car smell back. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Mar 24, 2013 - 12 answers

Where there's brass...

What is the smell at Bank station? [more inside]
posted by tigrefacile on Oct 12, 2012 - 1 answer

The modulation of our sense of smell

How and why do we become accustomed to smells? What makes some odours personally super-pungent one day and unnoticed 'background noise' later on, despite the smell remaining objectively unchanged? [more inside]
posted by peacay on May 19, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I get rid of cigarette odours in an apartment?

How do I get rid of cigarette odours in an apartment? [more inside]
posted by esprit de l'escalier on Sep 20, 2010 - 16 answers

How to clean seriously smelly Birkenstocks?

I have many pairs of Birkenstocks, about 25 or so, and I can no longer wear some of my favourites due to their funky odour. I've tried using the Birkenstock brand footbed cleaner, and other mild detergents, but haven't had great success getting the funk out. Looking for suggestions for how to clean old smelly pairs, and also how to prevent the funk from settling into new pairs. Natural solutions preferred, please.
posted by laura_carter on May 24, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I get rid of rubber odour?

Stinky balls. No, not that sort. I purchased a wine decanter that comes with a stand for drying. Unfortunately, the stand has a rubber ball on the end (to prevent scratching, I'd assume), and has a very, very pungent rubber odour. Is there some way of getting rid of that smell?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy on Nov 30, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I stop my rubbish bin stinking?

Something in my rubbish bin stinks, and since I was away for rubbish collection day it's going to be there for a while longer. What can I do to get rid of, or at least reduce, the smell? [more inside]
posted by teem on Nov 24, 2005 - 18 answers

How to rid harsh odor coming from synthetic materials.

Some rubber-like materials in clothing accessories are emitting strong solvent-like odors. What is it, how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Aug 15, 2005 - 4 answers

How to get mildew smell out of a chest of drawers?

Please help me with my smelly chest (chest of drawers that is...) [more inside]
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Feb 3, 2005 - 11 answers

Vinyl Lining of Sandals + Sweat = Awful, Awful Smell

How can I get rid of the odour that my sandals leave on my feet? They have a vinyl lining which creates an awful smell when contacted by sweat. This isn't a problem with any other footwear, and I've had a number of other people complain about this happening to them, so "wash your feet" would not be an appreciated response.
posted by DrJohnEvans on Sep 12, 2004 - 13 answers

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