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Will a dead rat make my friend sicker?

Will my sick friend get even more sick by living with a dead rat smell? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Jan 29, 2016 - 5 answers

Who can I pay to make my couch stop smelling like cat pee? (in NYC)

My beautiful, beloved cat peed on the couch. Anti-Icky-Poo is failing me, and frankly I'm fed up and just want to pay someone else to make the cat urine smell go away. I'm in NYC. Any recommendations on who I can call to deodorize the couch? [more inside]
posted by 168 on May 13, 2014 - 6 answers

Smell ya later!

I l.o.v.e roasted garlic. A nice crusty bread, good cheese, & a heaping helping of roasted garlic makes me so happy. It does not, however, make my husband happy with me, or rather, my smell. Is there any trick to mitigating the garlic I apparently emit from my pores, mouth, & soul for a few days or is he stuck with us? No, he can't join in the fun because it tears up his stomach.
posted by MayNicholas on May 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Fighting smelly bullies

What are less stench-inducing alternatives to bully sticks? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 12, 2014 - 13 answers

No Cat Pee Smell Litter Box - Does it exist?

Okay, sorry for this gross question I am about to lay on you. I clean my cats' litter box on a pretty regular basis, scooping it daily (okay, almost daily) and then washing it down when needed. It is large size. What I am finding is the cat claw scrapes go down to the base and it's like the cat pee seeps down into the actual plastic of the box and just makes the box permanently stinky. I tried litter liners and it was a disaster - they ripped them to shreds and it was just extra mess to clean up. Does there exist like a stainless steel litter box base or that material they make space ships out of or something?
posted by mermily on Dec 24, 2013 - 28 answers

Fixing the stinky hat: how to remove perfume & hairspray odors

It's an old winter white wool felt portrait hat. It stinks: hairspray and perfume. Odorzout and Smells Begone have been enthusiastically recommended here, but I'm concerned that spraying liquids on a felt hat will deform its lovely shape. Any suggestions for dry fragrance fighting? My only thought was filling the hatbox with cedar chips, but then it will smell like cedar chips, which is only marginally OK for this asthmatic and will probably make other sensitives gag. I've digested the copious hat-, felt-, and destinking-related advice here on MeFi.
posted by Jesse the K on Sep 23, 2013 - 14 answers

What's strong enough for a man, but made for a .... dishwasher?

My dishwasher stinks! Please advise. [more inside]
posted by Koko on Mar 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Neutralize ammonium sulfanylacetate smell

This morning Mr. Smuna dropped a bottle of iron remover used for auto detailing, breaking it and spilling on our wood floor. It's this stuff: IronX Here is the MSDS: IronX MSDS The smell could curl your hair; how can I neutralize it? [more inside]
posted by smuna on Feb 21, 2013 - 9 answers

De-stinkify canvas

How can I de-stink these canvases? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on Sep 23, 2012 - 5 answers

A Teva by any other name would smell as bad

What kind of sandals can I buy as a non-stinky alternative to Tevas? [more inside]
posted by 168 on Aug 4, 2012 - 24 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

My jewelry smells like the Bog of Eternal Stench

Please help me de-stinkify my costume jewelry! [more inside]
posted by Fui Non Sum on Nov 19, 2010 - 9 answers

It's said that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days... literally?!

What can we do about our stinky house guest? We thought we could tough it out, but it has gotten out of hand. [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Jul 16, 2010 - 44 answers

Laundry should smell nicer after it's washed.

My front-loading washing machine smells bad, and makes my clothes smell bad. It smells mildew-y or like a sour dishcloth, and has imparted sour dishcloth smell to my favorite black (i.e., can't be bleached) pants. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 27, 2010 - 29 answers

They called him Stinaru Fartester

My 2004 Subaru Forester smells like hot...fumey...something, and periodically releases a little puff of smoke or steam from under the hood. Can the hivemind succeed where multiple mechanics have failed, before my warranty runs out in March? [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

At my daughter's sleepover last night one of the girls said "your house smells bad". :(

How do I get rid of - after first identifying - a weird "animal smell" in my house? [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Jan 31, 2010 - 19 answers

Keep bottle closed at all times

What are the risks of leaving a bottle of contact lens solution open on the counter regularly? [more inside]
posted by swrittenb on Dec 13, 2009 - 12 answers

If only they smelled like yams...

We've returned from an uneventful Thanksgiving trip to the family nest to find nearly all of our baggage reeking of what can best be described as "Old Turkey." What in the world can we do to rid these bags of this awful smell? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Nov 30, 2009 - 10 answers

Are manual anal gland expressions for dogs necessary?

Anal gland expression for dogs - How does one keep a dog's anal glands in optimal shape? [more inside]
posted by wiretap on Sep 29, 2009 - 21 answers

Where can I buy good quality t-shirts that actually fit well?

Where can I buy good quality t-shirts that actually fit well? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Aug 7, 2009 - 17 answers

What is this vintage cable smell?

What's that stinky smell that old audio cables have? [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Mar 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me destinkify my dog!

Is there a good way to freshen up a dog between baths without actually getting him wet? [more inside]
posted by howrobotsaremade on Jan 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Feet smell nose runs

The first time I wash a pair of shoes, it seems to make them permanently smelly. [more inside]
posted by nomad on Jan 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Raise your hand if you're sure

My 6 yr old son has mature male body odor. Has anyone encountered this? I'm not exactly worried, but, I just wonder if it's normative to be this smelly at such an early age. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Time stinks.

Stinky Filter: Please help me banish the strange stench coming from, of all things, my watch. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Aug 13, 2008 - 12 answers

What are the best delicious-if-you-can-only-get-past-the-godawful-stink foods?

What are the best delicious-if-you-can-only-get-past-the-godawful-stink foods? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Aug 1, 2008 - 37 answers

And may their first fruit be a stinky fruit

Where can I find a fresh durian in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by paxton on Apr 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Funky (smelling) fibers.

How do I de-stink the armpits of my sweaters? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jan 29, 2008 - 12 answers

That lovely rotten-egg smell

Does replacing the sacrificial anode in your water-heater with a different alloy anode really work to eliminate the stinky water? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Dec 9, 2007 - 11 answers

What options exist for confronting dirty in-laws?

Do you have any advice on how to handle filthy, filthy in-laws? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Why does our kitchen sponge smell like mildew after less than a week?

Our kitchen sponge starts to smell like mildew after less than a week of normal use. We use a standard "scrubby" sponge that has an abrasive side and an absorbent sponge side. Has anybody else experienced this problem, and if so, what did you do about it, or do you have any general advice about keeping sponges from mildewing quickly? [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on Aug 13, 2007 - 37 answers

Stink be gone

Help me get the stink out of my storage space...naturally, please [more inside]
posted by healthyliving on Aug 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Smelly Fridge, Smelly Fridge...

Our refridgerator stinks... why? [more inside]
posted by splatta on Apr 6, 2007 - 19 answers

one rank animal

Stinky dog! [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Aug 14, 2006 - 24 answers

That smell... is it me?

The dude who sits near me at work smells really, really, really bad. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2005 - 30 answers

How do I clean my stinky shoes?

Smelly Shoes: I wore my favorite pair of shoes to one of the hottest, most humid 7 weeks of Vermont summer in recorded history this year, and my shoes stink. I've tried spraying them full of Odor-Eaters spray powder (With Zorbitex™!) and leaving them alone for a while, and while they smell fine when left alone, they reek after an hour or so of use. Can I exorcise these shoes, or do I need to dump them? How do you tell if a pair of shoes is OK to wash in a washing machine? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Aug 25, 2005 - 19 answers


AirFilter: I have a 92 Camry XLE with a dirty air filter. I bought a new one hoping it would help with the tobacco smoke smells, but I can't see where to install it... [more inside]
posted by icetaco on Apr 13, 2005 - 11 answers

Why does our dog smell after being in the sun, and what can we do about it?

StinkyDogFilter: Our 4-year-old vizsla gets really, really stinky after being outside in the sun for a while, to the point where it's almost unbearable to be in the same room with her when she comes inside. After 15 minutes or so the stink subsides and she's tolerable again. Any ideas?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Dec 12, 2004 - 11 answers

Smelly rug

We have a stinky dog, and now we have a large stinky rug. Can we unstink the rug? It is about 12' x 10', wool, worn, and it sits atop a fitted carpet (the landlord's) in a bid to stop the latter getting stinky as well. The rug has seen several, uhm, accidents; and the products in supermarket aisle seem to promise so much and deliver so little. It would be a shame to get rid of the rug, seeing how it ties the room together, etc.
posted by carter on Jun 29, 2004 - 11 answers

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