How to Keep Your Home From Smelling Like Smoke

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Although it's always best to smoke outside the home, where's there's no chance of having the smell stink up your house, this option is not always the first choice. If a regular smoker resides in the house, the inconvenience of going outside, especially during inclement weather, may be less than desirable. Without taking preventative measures, cigarette odor will permeate surrounding surfaces. But simple preventive procedures can keep your home from smelling like cigarette smoke.

Things You'll Need

  • Ashtray
  • Charcoal-based cat litter
  • Clean cloths
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Cotton balls
  • Vanilla extract
  • Select one room or area to be the designated smoking area. Open windows whenever someone is smoking to keep fresh air circulating. If possible, situate the smoking area close to an open window.

  • Fill the ashtray halfway with charcoal-based cat litter to absorb and deodorize the smoke smell while smoking takes place.

  • Keep a clean cloth and spray bottle full of white vinegar handy in the room designated for smoking. Immediately after smoking, spray the cloth to dampen it with the vinegar and wave the cloth around the room. Vinegar neutralizes the smell of smoke and freshens the room.

  • Provide longer-lasting air freshening by placing a couple cotton balls dampened with vanilla extract in the room. Vanilla naturally absorbs odor and leaves a pleasant scent in place of the cigarette smoke smell.

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