how would you remove the smell from your bedroom?

Philippines
February 8, 2009 6:21am CST
out bedroom is quite near the dining room but there is still a hall that separates the dining hall to the kitchen. but still, the smell from cooking food goes to our bedroom. how would you eliminate the smell of whatever is cooking in the kitchen? i have tried closing all doors and windows, but since smell is gaseous, it goes through still. uggh...i hate the sheets smelling like fried fish!!! sometime i burn oil in aromatherapy jar. what do you think? any long term solution that you can suggest? i would appreciate any insight on the matter, thanks very much! take care all and God bless you! happy mylotting!
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
10 Feb 09
hello spoiled ,i do use febreeze whatever smell you have,they will elimate it,,have a nice day
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
9 Feb 09
Hi, there is a simple way you can get rid of all those fried fish smels...there is a product call room freshner which you don't have spray all the time but you can have it on electric machine.keep it in socket all the time and i am sure there won't be any bad smell in the room after that. its cheap and comes in different fragrances. another way to protect your bed room is keep your wife way from the bedroom until the next time you 2 want it...:) happy my lotting
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
have you got any thing that can absorb the smell like exhaust fan on your kitchen? you know the one that is use above the stove to directly evaporate the smell and air outside the house when cooking. I think that would help somehow. Personally when i am cooking i open the window above near the stove so the air will directly go outside. Just sharing and hope i make sense.
@Lindery (854)
• Latvia
9 Feb 09
First of all, open your bedroom's window and let the fresh air come in. Then light a scent candle or incense sticks with your favorite smell.
@muru1950 (964)
• India
9 Feb 09
Hi spoiled I live in India. In India all houses are built with proper ventilation. We keep our doors and windows open through out the day.Natural fresh air circulates in the house.And most of the day direct sun light also comes into the house. So there is absolutely no question of smelling kitchen or bedroom. But I can understand your problem.I think your houses will be like in U.S. In U.S. though there are windows and doors,we can't keep it open because of cold climate.So whatever is cooked,the smell remains in the home for long time. I think you have to use room refreshner or keep your doors open for sometime to let the smoke go out. Happy mylotting
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@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
I use this stuff called Air Sponge, it's a spray like Lysol or Febreze but it apparently absorbs odors instead of covering them up. It doesn't really leave a smell behind, maybe a very faint herbal fragrance but nothing really perfumey. I use it in the room with the cat litter and it does seem to absorb the odor quite well. Also using an upholstery spray like Febreze on your bedspread, any curtains and the carpet in your bedroom would help with any trapped odors.
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
9 Feb 09
What kind of stinky food are you cooking. The Febreeze suggestion will work because it is an odor eleimator. You might try one of those odor absorbers you buy in a tub. It actuall absorbs the odor as I understand. You see them in the grocery store. I used to use them in the bathroom and they do work. Room spray deodorant and incense are other things to try. I like incense as it tends to linger. I would suggest opening all the windows and airing out the house after cooking as the odors are being contained in an enclosed space (your house) and the only way of getting rid of them is to let them outside. I used to live in an apartment building where the heating system was also connected to at least one other apartment and they used to cook cabbage a lot. I came home from work to this disgusting smell so sometimes it is the lingering smells that are the worst.
@zhuhuifen46 (3486)
• China
9 Feb 09
Mostly I would open the window, and it is important to open two or more windows in opposite direction, so that air circulation is enabled. In the kitchen I have installed a fan to exhaust filthy and oily air.
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• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Hi spoiled311!I think long term solution would be, relocate your bedroom away from your kitchen'a place in your house where in fresh air is more convenient..
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@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
I don't like the smelly bedroom either. I think it is happen because the smelly air in the kitchen cannot go out from your home, so that the fresh air in the bedroom contaminated by the smell. So, it should be an open space in your dining room or kitchen. May be you can make more window of ventilation in the roof to make the air easily go trough your house. Have a nice day, happy my lotting!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
That can be really irritating... but when i was still living in my parents's house... my room was like just one wall away from the kitchen... so most of my stuff would smell like food... but i learned to use scented candles... everytime there is cooking done in the kitchen... i would just light a scented candle in my room... and that would even out the smell...
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Hi spoiled! I like using a product called Febreeze! It is fantastic for eliminating oders. It doesn't just cover them up for a while either..it gets rid of them. I use it on my couch which is blue so you don't have to worry about it staining or bleaching anything out. I use it on my comforter in between washings and even on my curtains just to freshen the house up. I have 3 dogs 2 girls and a man...I swear by the Febreeze.lol
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
27 Mar 09
I would suggest you to put some perfume sticks in your bedroom. Also, I would suggest to use some good room fresher in the bedroom. Here we get lots of flavors of room fresher from different fruits to other smells. I like smell of orange very much and so I buys orange smelling room fresher and use it in my room and it smells great and looks fresh in my room when I spray it.
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
9 Feb 09
Ummm...because I live in a 700+ square feet apartment, when I cook in the kitchen the smell will definitely be all over the house especially if I am deep frying food. The solution to remove smell from our room and the whole apartment is, my husband bought this ionizer thing. So I would turn it on a while before I start cooking, open all the windows and also turn on the living room ceiling fan and remember to close the sliding door of our laundry area so as the clothes that are hanging for drying will not get the smell. Sometimes I will also close the kitchen sliding door to minimise the smell. But closing the kitchen sliding door will make the kitchen very hot so normally I would leave it open.
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
9 Feb 09
If there is a ventilator in your outer wall you can fix there an exhaust fan.It will surely make your room smell free .If you are not allergic to incense sticks ,you can burn them in your room.They give sweet fragrance and are very cheap.
@ShanLhey (165)
• Philippines
9 Feb 09
Uhm! You're right. Smell doesnt removed at all. You must something that would removed the unnecessary odors in your room. Once a week, I used to wash all my blanket and covers of my bed, throw pillows and anything that I need to wash. Spraying of scent in your room will help also. Just be sure to not overdo it so it wont smell unhealthy to you. :)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
i also hate smelling something in my bedroom. What smell that usually go inside our bedroom is the smell of broiled food. the food itself maybe delicious, but the smell of something smoke makes me sneeze. I just open all the windows and doors and turn on the electric fan which faces the outside direction. I leave the room open for many hours before I go inside my bedroom.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Do you have windwons in your bedroom? You can open it when you're cooking and let ig goes away and do you like candles? You can try burn it after the smell goes away, it mihg tmake it smell better.
@maezee (33441)
• United States
8 Feb 09
Stop cooking fish. ;) Seriously though, you could try using Febreeze or some other type of odor-eater. I also like to light scented candles, which usually replaces the old smell with something new, like cinnamon. :) I don't know of any long-term solutions, though. :(
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
8 Feb 09
Hello spoiled311, I have a 2 years old son who sleeps in the same room with me. So, you know how it would be sometimes... when he wets his mattress and so on... I am using this brand, Febreze to get rid of any kind of odors and then I spray the room with a room spray. I put a few room spray in the room but with the same smell so that I won't faint when I enter the room for the first time...