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5 Ways to Eliminate the Smell of Tobacco Quickly From Your Home

Eliminate the smell of tobacco for good!

If you’re a smoker or you live with one, then you already know that the smell of cigarettes can saturate every area inside your home. And as much as we open our windows, it seems impossible to eliminate the smell of tobacco. Well, not anymore!

Fortunately, Wipe And Organize has found various ways to eliminate that nasty tobacco smell so your home always smells fresh and clean.

If you’ve been struggling to find some practical solutions, this guide can help. Continue reading about 5 genius ways you can eliminate the smell of tobacco!

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Vinegar to the rescue

Vinegar can be a powerful ally if you wish to eliminate the smell of tobacco in your home. Here are three methods you can try:

1. Wipe down the upholstery and walls with vinegar and water to eliminate the smell of tobacco. Simply pour 2 cups of white vinegar into a bucket and add half a gallon of warm water.

You can either put the solution into a spray bottle or dip a microfiber cloth into the solution. Use it to wipe down walls, floors, and upholstery. The smell will disappear as the vinegar dries.

2. Put a slice of white bread in a bowl and pour some white vinegar over it until it’s saturated. The bread will absorb some of the tobacco smell. After about 24 hours, throw away the bread.

3. Fill up a bowl with 2 cups of vinegar. Dampen a microfiber cloth in the vinegar and ring it out so it doesn’t drip everywhere. Wave the damp rag around the room to eliminate some of the initial tobacco smell.

Eliminating odor from upholstery and carpet

Sprinkle a thin coat of baking soda over your furniture and carpets while trying to cover the surfaces entirely. You can pour it through a colander to make the process easier. Let it sit for about 60 to 90 minutes.

The baking soda absorbs some of the unpleasant tobacco odors from the area. You can use a microfiber cloth to help push the baking soda into your rug or furniture.

After you’ve let it sit, use a vacuum and try to get all of the baking soda. The vacuum’s attachments will be your best bet for hard-to-reach places and for vacuuming upholstery.

Leave charcoal in a bowl

Carbon can help absorb some of the unwelcome odors left by tobacco products. And leaving a piece of charcoal in a bowl can help absorb the smell of cigarettes.

Although, you’ll have to be a bit more patient with this method because it may take up to a week to eliminate the smell of tobacco effectively.

Use an air freshener

Buy an air freshener and spray it in the affected rooms. If you don’t have time to clean your house and want to eliminate the smell of tobacco quickly, this is a good, fast way to do so.

Certain commercial products, like OdoBan or Vamoose, are created specifically to remove the smell of tobacco. You can also burn your favorite scented candle or incense to try and mask the odor.

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Invest in an air purifier

Air purifiers that are made with a HEPA filter can help destroy the particles that create odors from tobacco. You can buy one online or at a department store. Here’s one of our favorites from Amazon: H13 HEPA Air Purifier

How do YOU usually eliminate the smell of tobacco from your home? Please feel free to leave us a comment to let us know if you have any of your own tips and tricks.

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