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getting onion smell out of the house

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evnme
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getting onion smell out of the house

ug!
i cooked 2 meals last week w/ onions and no matter what i do, i still can't get the smell out of the house.
the smell is also on our clothes and jackets.
it's really gross!

please help!
any advice??

TIA!

Posted 11/2/09 12:33 PM
 
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neener1211
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

Can you boil a cut up lemon in water on your stove for a while?

Maybe that will work?

Posted 11/2/09 1:18 PM
 

evnme
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

thank you. i'll try that!

Posted 11/2/09 1:34 PM
 

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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

I don't know if it'll work after the fact but I was always told to light a candle while you're cutting the onions and that will cut the scent!!! Give it a try!!!

Posted 11/2/09 3:11 PM
 

evnme
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

ok thanks, i'll see if it will work too.

i'll try anything! it's so gross in the house and we're carrying the smell w/ us on our jackets...Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 11/2/09 3:41 PM
 

tray831
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house



Washing your clothes and jacket in the washing machine and then hanging them dry should get the smell out of them.

As far as the house.......you can try simmering some detergent on the stove top for a few minutes.

Did you open up any windows and air it out? Mop the floor with a nice smelling cleanser? Countertops......etc.

In addition, try to take a few scented candles and light them for a few hours to let them seep up the air.

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Posted 11/2/09 4:35 PM
 

evnme
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

i've been washing clothes like crazy! then i cooked onions again yesterday and the smell came back w/ a vengence!

i've had the windows open, fans going, spraying febreeze....

i'm going to try the other remedies when i go home today.

thanks for the advice!

Posted 11/2/09 4:45 PM
 

queensgal
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

try lighting a match in the room where the smell is. This works especially well for bad bathroom smells

Also, could a small piece of onion have fallen like behind the stove or under the fridge, I would see if you can check, seems strange that the smell is so strong.

Posted 11/2/09 6:43 PM
 

irishbaby
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

I know this is strange but put out a few bowls of white vinegar and leave them out withthe windows opened for a few hours - it should absorb the smell - we used to do it in a resturant I worked in in the morning to clear the smoke (in the 90's) and stale food and beer smell. It did not make the room smell like vinegar.

Add some baking soda to your wash - that should help too.

Posted 11/3/09 10:22 AM
 

evnme
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

Posted by irishbaby

I know this is strange but put out a few bowls of white vinegar and leave them out withthe windows opened for a few hours - it should absorb the smell - we used to do it in a resturant I worked in in the morning to clear the smoke (in the 90's) and stale food and beer smell. It did not make the room smell like vinegar.

Add some baking soda to your wash - that should help too.



thanks!

Posted 11/3/09 2:44 PM
 

evnme
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Re: getting onion smell out of the house

hi all,
thank you again for all your advice.

the house does smell better. the vinegar makes it smell like soup! but that's better than gross onion smell!
and burning a spiced pumpkin candle is helping too!

Posted 11/3/09 8:14 PM
 
 

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