Many of us have pledged (successfully or not) to ditch cigarettes this year – either by keeping up with a New Year’s resolution, making a temporary sacrifice for Lent, or as part of a new health initiative. But while cigarettes can be tough to say goodbye to, so is the smell of smoke they’ve left behind in your house – especially after a winter of lighting up indoors. But whether you’re saying goodbye to smoking permanently, or just fancy freshening up, there’s no better time get rid of smoke smell and air out your home than when the sun is out and your windows can stay open.
If you’ve been trying to shift smoke smell from a room without success, don’t worry: there is light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve collated an array of solutions to show you how to get rid of smoke smell (whether from cigarettes or from cooking) in a matter of minutes, whatever the time of year.
3 Tips on How to Get Rid of Cigarette Smell Before it Settles
Our first three tips run through the easiest way to keep from smelling smoke in a room: by preventing the odour from developing. If you have no particular desire to quit smoking, these pain-free and cost-free tips are the first steps to preventing cigarette smell from building up in a room.
- Avoid smoking indoors at all costs. When it is rainy or windy, it can be hard to bring yourself to step outside. If you can’t take the plunge, smoke near an external window, as this will help the smoke to drift out of the room.
- Ventilate your room after smoking. Create a draft running through the room to allow fresh air in after you smoke.
- Clean out ashtrays regularly. Removing ash and cigarette butts from your ashtrays on a regular basis prevents them from acting as a particularly nasty kind of smoke-smell potpourri.
As mentioned before, these solutions are hassle-free, banishing the smell of smoke swiftly.