Matches And The Bathroom....

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
June 18, 2009 2:30pm CST
Now you're wondering where is she going with this, aren't you!! LOL Ok, first of all, get your minds out of the gutter!! It's a fact of life, we all have to use the bathroom and some of us can stink to high Heaven!! Whew gosh!! Trust me, I know because my hubby fits right into that category!! He can gag a skunk!! Now that's bad!! lmbo!! We have a box of matches in every bathroom because when striking a match, the sulfur kills the smell almost instantly, if not instantly! It doesn't have to be box matches, it could be any type of matches. My mom heard of this from a friend (because dad stinks too! lol) and she tried it and good gosh! It works!! So I thought I'd pass the information on to you! Especially when at a friends house or out in public having to use a public bathroom, you don't want to stink up the place and have all eyes on you so, strike a match before and one after and it will kill the smell. Just be careful and not burn yourself or set anything on fire though!! lol Did you know this about matches? Will you try it for yourself to see if it really works? I promise you, it does work and work like a charm!
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@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Learned this tip 40 years ago - my Dad, rest his soul, was a realy STINKER. My Mom had been taught this by her parents who when Mom was young actually had an 'outhouse' Grandma & Grandpa taught Mom to strick a match when she went in the outhouse so she didn't have to smell what was already there (Mom's a true lady and never stinks). Well, she always kept a book of matches in the bathroom for my Dad to use when he was finished.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I didn't know so many of you already knew this!! Quite amazing and makes me wonder what took so long for us to get the news of it!! We just found this out about 8 years ago. Kind of like, where have I been hiding?! lol
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Yea you took this long to learn about matches who knows what else you've missed out on :(
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
To be honest, I KNOW I missed out on a lot thanks to my hearing problem. I think I've told you before that I'm considered legally deaf, didn't I? I can't remember who I've told since I've told so many! LOL I'm coming out of my shell about that too. LMBO!! But I am trying to catch up with life's answers, it's taking me time but I'm catching up!! I'm right behind you!! See me yet??
@ElicBxn (61147)
• United States
18 Jun 09
well, mythbusters proved the sulfur only covered the smell, didn't get rid of it, but it works doesn't it!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
LOL Ole mythbusters and their antics! LOL My dad loves to watch those two guys and gets a kick out of their tests. lol As long as my nose says it's gone, then it's gone and that's all that matters to me! LMBO!
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@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
19 Jun 09
I've been doing that for years. I even carry matches in my purse. People sometimes ask why I carry matches when I don't smoke and I tell them somewhere at sometime I may run into a situation where a match may come in handy. Then I have to explain why...It's not a good idea to have them where the children can get to them so I try to hide them in the medicine cabinet. They work even better than the sprays that just cover up the odor or mix with it. Now, if we could get the men to use them before the odor leaks out to other rooms we will have accomplished something.
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@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
19 Jun 09
this is really a good tip... thanks for sharing it with us... i will certainly try it next time as i can't stand the bathroom smell... it can really make me vomit... i usually use air freshener to keep the smell away... but if i can use the matches and it works wonder, why not??? it is cheaper and i can save heaps of money... take care and have a nice day...
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
A lot of us already knew about this trick for years and years while I just learned it roughly about 8 years ago and it makes me wonder what rock I crawled out from under!! LOL Air fresheners are nice but they don't always work but matches does. I don't know how but who cares? As long as it works!! lol Good luck and have a great day too!
• India
19 Jun 09
good suggestion but you can flush toilet, take bath use air freshner is a better way to save yourself to get burned
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Air fresheners aren't always readily available nor do all of them work and one can't always jump in the shower because they could have company over or they're at work. So I'm passing on the next best thing which does work and like a charm, just have to use extra precaution is all.
@iamsolucky (1242)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
hahahah, i dont know this one. Its interesting now, i may not try it do because i just live alone and no one will complain about the smell. hahaha i have my own trick too , i light scented candles and it really helps a lot. Its also relaxing. I dont know if i will tell it to my officemates , maybe not because we cant light any matches or else we will get fire alarm/smoke alarm. hahahaha and all people in the office will run! Happy mylotting and smile always.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Well, you never know when you'll have company over! lol Matches work great in getting rid of the odor in a hurry. Even in the work place, all you have to do is wave your hands and the fire detector shouldn't catch it and your coworkers will be none the wiser!! lol
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
19 Jun 09
Really...this is a very interesting piece of information. I have not heard about it only today. I might as well try it at home to see if it's true. But you are right just be careful with the fire it may burn the whole house. thanks for the information.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Awww I'm glad I posted it then!! Some people knew about it for many years and some didn't know about it at all. I just found out about 8 years ago and apparently it's been a known method for at least 50 years! Makes you wonder what rock you were hiding under, doesn't it? lol I know I do with myself sometimes!
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
19 Jun 09
My father in law taught me this neat ‘trick’ years ago and you are right, it does work! We keep a box of matches in both bathrooms and they have come in very handy especially after my husband just finishes a ‘meditation’ session as he likes to call it. And me, no point for me because my poop doesn’t stink…Ok maybe a little...Come on, is it that bad, really?? Oh, Ok...I wonder if I can use matches in public restrooms...Could start the fire sprinklers...
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
(Holding my nose) I ain't telling!! LMBO!! Oh gosh, your cat is giving me the evil eye!! ROFLMBO!! I don't care if the matches start the sprinklers or not, I'd rather have that happen than to have all eyes on me when I come out of the stall! lol It's embarrassing enough to have to do that kind of business out in the public but to have everyone in the room know it was YOU who did it, I'll pass!!
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Are you trying to say my sh!t stinks, I don't think so, I smell like roses. I have heard about the match thing before. My hubby had told me about it, at times he could be stinky.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
Hell YEAH, I AM!! LMBO!! I'm holding my nose as I pass by YOUR bathroom!! LOL PPPPPP UUUUUUU!! LMBO!! Now I know you have a pack of matches SOME WHERE!!?
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• United States
18 Jun 09
As a child we were told about just lighting a match for bathroom odors. It should only be lit for a moment as it is the sulphur in the head of the match that eliminates the smell.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
You're right about that, light up a match long enough to burn the sulfur and that's all that's needed. I'm amazed at how many already knew this. I learned it from my mom about 8 years or so ago! I guess I need to crawl out of my rock and get back in with the world, don't I? LOL
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
18 Jun 09
I haven't heard of it, but it is interesting. I think I will pass on this one. My son would probably just play with them and start a fire with my luck. I will have to remember it though.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
19 Jun 09
You could put them somewhere out of his reach or knowledge of where they are. It does work and so many others seem to already know this, have you checked out the other comments on here? Really interesting to know how many know already. I didn't think that many already knew....
@jt1981 (126)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Yes! My dad always lit matches after using the bathroom when I was growing up. This is a really good trick to know. Thanks for posting about this because I've forgotten about it over the years and now that you've reminded me I can start keeping matches in the bathroom for my own husband to use. And now maybe he will stop needing to leave the vent on for hours, haha.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Jun 09
LMBO!! Thanks for the laugh!! Gosh, when hubby and I lived in Texas, he was in the Army, we bought this house that had the kitchen in the center of the house and two hallways which basically surrounded the kitchen so when hubby did his "business" he would have to walk the other direction to get back to where I was such as watching tv, so that the smell wouldn't follow him!! Now he uses matches and it works like a charm!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Thanks for the tip. i hate to admit that i'm the only one that does that here since i live alone. . oh well, we can't be perfect in every way. i'm still looking for #1.
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Jun 09
LOL Silly you!! We ALL have to do it!! It's a fact of life.... But you never know, you might have family or friends over for what ever reason and if you have to go and don't want everybody else in the house to know, strike a match and no one will be none the wiser!! LOL BTW, I left you two responses on my other discussion and added a picture of hubby and I!!
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Yes, It works I have seeen people do this sort of thing. gets rid of the Smell fast.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
18 Jun 09
Thank you for sharing your opinion!! Isn't it pretty cool to know something so readily available works so good? lol I doubt many people know about it and is why I had to post it on here. Thanks again!!