Thursday, April 15, 2010

Off Topic Thursday - getting rid of smoke smell part 2


If you read last week's Off Topic Thursday, you know that I bought some Star Wars toys from someone and they reeked of smoke. I took my blog reader's suggestions, and have experimented with a number of methods. Ready for the results?

1. Baking soda. I put a few figures in a bag of baking soda for a week. The results? After washing off the baking soda there is still a faint smell of smoke :(

2. Ivory soap. I put a few figures in a bag with a bar of Ivory soap for a week. The results? After washing off the baking soda there is still a faint smell of smoke :(

3. Anti-Icky-Poo. I squirted some Anti-Icky-Poo (pet odor eliminator) and let it dry. This worked! :)

4. Outdoor air. I left some figures outside for 2 days. I didn't want to leave them out any more than that, because I didn't want them to fade or get ruined. It didn't work :( . Honestly though, I didn't give it a week, like the other methods, so I will call this one inconclusive.

5. Kitty litter. I put a few figures in a bag of kitty litter (thanks for the kitty litter, Nata-Leigh!) for a week. The results? After washing off the dust there is no smell of smoke. It worked! :) The only down side is that they smell like kitty litter now.


I will be using the Anti-Icky-Poo on the rest for convenience.

6 comments:

Catherine peacelovesweater@blogspot.com said...

What a fun experiment - now i know what to do with those stinky garage sale finds. Thanks for the tip!

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

I wonder if once the kitty litter smell is gone, the smoke smell will come back ... hmmmm.

Tmuffin.com said...

That is crazy! I have to say, although some kitty litter smells "nice," I have a cat. And when I smell kitty litter, I think of poop. But it's good to know it can be put to good use!

Mommy to 2 handsome boys said...

I love this experiment! Thanks Kris for posting!

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La vie en road said...

Hello; Have you tried putting them through the dishwasher? I'd place them in the silverware holder.

Now if anyone knows how to get rid of he smokey smell out of some beautiful bedroom furniture I have inherited. I would love to have you share your thoughts with me.
Thanks.