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Member since 21 Feb 2009
Member from Palmerston North
I just moved into a two bedroom flat, and the cupboards are very powerfully smelling of mixed spice, curry and I have no idea what it is but it is horrificially powerful to make my eyes water everytime I open the cupboard doors. Thank goodness it is not the where the food is.
Does anyone have a simple way of getting rid of the high dosage of spices smell without the expense?
And a suggestion for cleaning behind the stove because it is somewhat sticky? Apparently the previous tenants missed something.
Member since 29 Jun 2008
Member from Te Kuiti
Hi Dawnjen You could try baking soda,It is well known for eating odours. I would wash out the cupboard with washing soda then when dry put newspaper down then sprinkle the b.soda on newspaper.Hope it helps
Member since 02 Nov 2006
Member from Linwood
You should be able to pull the stove out from the wall, dawnjem.
I thought of baking soda, too. Of course there are a lot of cleaners on the shelves these days, but I think leaving the doors ajar once you have eliminated the smell may help. If you are renting perhaps the landlord could help. You could also take a course in Indian curry cuisine and you won't notice it then. Only kidding!!
Wondering how dawnjem got on with her smelly cupboards as we can all do with the info in case of a time of need.
I must apologise . I have been busy moving, relocating and having to settle in to another place - the last place I was in - the two bedroom flat, the owner wanted the return of his flat so I had to look for another place. I have finally found somewhere - a bit better than the place I was in before.
As for the smelly cupboards, it worked. I even used the remedy for the cupboards of baking soda in my recent place, and it cleared away the moisture as well.
Member since 25 Jul 2008
Member from Bryndwr
Baking Soda is also great carpet cleaner, sprinkled liberally on something that came in on a shoe, vacumed up three days later.. And no sign of stain..great in your washing machine with usual powder.And then white vinegar in the rinse water...
Member since 23 Jan 2008
Member from Whangarei Heads
Go to Green Goddess - Wendyl Nissan's website for lots of homegrown cleaners etc.
Member since 17 Oct 2009
Member from Greytown
Are you sure it is not an ex-P lab? Why would your eyes water. As the Police what P smells like and see if it corresponds.
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