Smokers aren’t the only ones who encounter the problem of tobacco smell on the clothes. Sometimes we unwittingly find ourselves in the company of smokers, and our clothes absorb the acrid, resin-filled smoke. But it is not that sad. There are at least seven ways to make your clothes fresh again.
Airing and steaming
If you need to get rid of the smell ingrained in outerwear that cannot be washed, you can choose one of the following options:
- hang the item outside overnight;
- send it to dry cleaners;
- hang it near wet bath towels;
- use table vinegar;
- use a steam cleaner.
You can use this method for smoky fur coats, heavy coats, jackets, and sweaters. The first method is particularly effective if it is windy, slightly damp or cold outside. Fresh air does a great job of eliminating the smell of cigarettes.
If weather conditions do not allow it, or if you live in the city, where there is smog, the garment should be sent to dry cleaners. There it is treated with steam and special detergents. The procedure takes several days. But sometimes a business suit or dress should be freshened as soon as possible and then dry cleaning is not suitable. Then you can remove the smell using wet towels.
Wet two thick bath towels and squeeze to keep the water from dripping. Hang clothes between them. The tobacco smell will quickly go away as it will be absorbed by a damp cloth. This method is effective for every type of clothing. Such ventilation can be performed on a balcony, enclosed balcony, bathroom or any other room.
If clothes have a strong smoke smell, then apply vinegar. Boil some water, pour it into a basin or pan, and add vinegar (a glass of vinegar per 5 liters of water). Hang a jacket or other article of clothing over a basin with hot water to remove the smell of cigarettes. In a few hours, the unpleasant smell will go away.
Those people who have a steam cleaner do not need to be told how to get rid of cigarette smoke. They know perfectly well that the device disinfects, cleans and copes with any smells. But the cost of steam cleaner is quite high, and not everyone can buy one.
Washing and removing odors
The most reliable way to remove the stinky smell of cigarettes is to wash the clothes. It is best to use a fabric softener, which will give the clothes a pleasant aroma. The clothes should be dried in a well-ventilated area. If possible, take the clothes out into the cold open air. After freezing, they acquire the smell of freshness.
If you used tobacco to get read of moth on the coat, then with the beginning of the season you need to clean it with a vacuum cleaner using the appropriate nozzle. Then hang the coat on a hanger, put in a garment bag, and put a linen bag with coffee beans into it. A day later, the cover is removed, and the beans are also removed. After this procedure, the coat will smell much better.
Masking the smell of cigarettes is difficult, but if you need to solve the problem as quickly as possible, you can use the following method. Use fresh and exciting orange, grapefruit, coffee, mint odors. There are special deodorants and sprays made for clothes, you can also use incense sticks, lamps or perfume. But these products should be used carefully, spray them some distance away from the fabric to avoid stains. Some smokers put a cotton sponge dipped in mint-scented perfume into their pocket. They say this method can remove the smell of tobacco.