|How to Get the Cigarette Smoke Smell Out of Fabrics|
|Written by Dena Bolton|
Intro: If you are a smoker or are surrounded by smokers and do not want to smell like you just stepped out of an ashtray, there are ways you can get the smell of cigarette smoke out of your clothes and other fabrics in your house. Most of the ways to get cigarette smoke out of fabric are quite inexpensive, too.
Step 1: Wash and dry. Of course, the main way to get cigarette smoke out of fabric is to wash and dry the fabric. It is best if you use a detergent with an odor eliminator, such as Febreze, included. Also add odor eliminators directly to your wash.
Febreze is good, as are other items such as – believe it or not – the sprays used to eliminate pet odors and stains. Another great additive is white vinegar. About a half cup to a cup of any additive should do the trick. For really stubborn odors, add a cup of white vinegar and a half-cup of baking soda to your wash. Use fabric sheets in the dryer to help add a fresher smell to your clothes and other fabrics and to remove any cigarette smoke smell that might linger.
Step 2: Sprays. Spray fabric fresheners on your clothes and other fabrics in your house. Once again, Febreze is a good choice. Also, try the sprays used to eliminate pet odors and stains. Another product on the market that has received good reviews is Vamoose.
Step 3: Soak. For stubborn cigarette smoke odors, soak your fabric overnight in a strong solution of white vinegar and water then wash and dry as usual.
•To help keep the smell of cigarette smoke out of your house – and, therefore, your fabrics – use an air purifier.
•Another way to help keep down the smell of cigarette smoke in your house is to have live plants in the house. Not only do the live plants look pretty, they actually do help to purify the air.
•Sprays for eliminating pet odors and stains can be found in the pet supply area of the grocery store and usually in the cat section.
•Cigarette smoking is hazardous to your health and can be a very tough habit to break.