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]
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.
What are less stench-inducing alternatives to bully sticks? [more inside]
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?
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.
My dishwasher stinks! Please advise. [more inside]
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]
How can I de-stink these canvases? [more inside]
What kind of sandals can I buy as a non-stinky alternative to Tevas? [more inside]
What scents are good at minimizing/masking/neutralizing cigarette smoke? [more inside]
Please help me de-stinkify my costume jewelry! [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How do I get rid of - after first identifying - a weird "animal smell" in my house? [more inside]
What are the risks of leaving a bottle of contact lens solution open on the counter regularly? [more inside]
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]
Anal gland expression for dogs - How does one keep a dog's anal glands in optimal shape? [more inside]
Where can I buy good quality t-shirts that actually fit well? [more inside]
What's that stinky smell that old audio cables have? [more inside]
Is there a good way to freshen up a dog between baths without actually getting him wet? [more inside]
The first time I wash a pair of shoes, it seems to make them permanently smelly. [more inside]
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]
Stinky Filter: Please help me banish the strange stench coming from, of all things, my watch. [more inside]
What are the best delicious-if-you-can-only-get-past-the-godawful-stink foods? [more inside]
Where can I find a fresh durian in Massachusetts? [more inside]
How do I de-stink the armpits of my sweaters? [more inside]
Does replacing the sacrificial anode in your water-heater with a different alloy anode really work to eliminate the stinky water? [more inside]
Do you have any advice on how to handle filthy, filthy in-laws? [more inside]
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]
Help me get the stink out of my storage space...naturally, please [more inside]
Our refridgerator stinks... why? [more inside]
Stinky dog! [more inside]
The dude who sits near me at work smells really, really, really bad. [more inside]
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]
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]
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?
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.