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To think air fresheners are for dirty people who don't open windows enough?

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deliakate Thu 11-Aug-11 14:17:32

They are so hideous, and actually make my eyes smart, as I discovered when house hunting.

The only time (apart from obvious causes that were easy to remedy, like an un-emptied nappy bin, or cooking smells) that I've noticed a gross smell in my house was when the spare room wasn't getting hoovered regularly enough, so we just stepped up the cleaning.

All the adverts for them, please can't people just air their homes more??

biddysmama Thu 11-Aug-11 14:19:02

yabu, i have all upstairs window open during the day,my house doesnt smell bad, i have air freshners because i like it to smell nice!

lockets Thu 11-Aug-11 14:19:37

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RitaMorgan Thu 11-Aug-11 14:19:41

I don't understand them either - they don't smell fresh, they smell rank!

Just take the bins out and open your windows.

WorzselMummage Thu 11-Aug-11 14:20:29

I have no idea why people are happy to breath in all that chemical shit all day every day.

When I lived with MIL i used to turn them off, she would turn them off, i'd turn them off again. We never mention it to each other in 18 months.. passive agressive!

Vile things YANBU.

sausagesandmarmelade Thu 11-Aug-11 14:20:50

They are useful in the loo........if there's any danger that someone may come straight in after you've just done a poo

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Thu 11-Aug-11 14:20:55

Depends whether or not you think toxic chemicals are a nice smell.

Sirzy Thu 11-Aug-11 14:21:25

Open windows is great on lovely sunny days. When it's pissing down today it's not really an option for most!

Awomancalledhorse Thu 11-Aug-11 14:22:23

Not a fan either.
Although we do have a spray thing in the (windowless) bathroom as Man Poo stinks!!

lockets Thu 11-Aug-11 14:22:32

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IAmTheCookieMonster Thu 11-Aug-11 14:22:57

My MIL has them, I got squirted in the eye once :-(

I like to clean with zoflora, it makes everything smell lovely and I keep the front door open when i can (hidden side entrance)

RitaMorgan Thu 11-Aug-11 14:23:23

Thing is they don't get rid of bad smells - you just end up with bad smell plus sweet, chemically smell over the top.

babycham42 Thu 11-Aug-11 14:25:56

It really can"t be good for little children to breathe them in ALL day (but they can cover a multitude of dirty little secrets at short notice! grin )

GhoulLasher Thu 11-Aug-11 14:26:16

YANBU! My mate has them and it STNKS! It's chemically smelling not "nice" as one poster here claims.

One doesn't neeed fresheners if one has clean upholtery, loos, clothing and curtains. I like scented candles if they're good ones....or fresh flowers....and you can't beat the smell of fresh laundry!

Who wants some stinky air freshner smell? Not me!

Ephiny Thu 11-Aug-11 14:26:59

I don't see the point of them, and hate artificial scents generally. Being stuck in a room wtih air freshener would give me a headache. So yes I'd rather just open a window.

ennistonemother Thu 11-Aug-11 14:27:21

YANBU to dislike them, YABU to say they're for dirty people - they are for freaks people who are gullible like artificial smells.

I can't stand the things - they give me a headache and I'd not have them in the house. Even in the loo. Quite frankly I prefer the smell of a turd - even someone else's.

GhoulLasher Thu 11-Aug-11 14:27:24

As for man poo...scented candles work faster and actually get rid of the stink whereas freshner just masks it. Beleve me...Man Poo combined wth lavender is AWFUL!

AuntiePickleBottom Thu 11-Aug-11 14:27:27

i love my febreze, it makes every thing smell nice.

AmberLeaf Thu 11-Aug-11 14:27:34

Im not dirty, I have my windows open but I still like and need at times an oil bburner/incense and even a plug in!

Why do you care?

GhoulLasher Thu 11-Aug-11 14:28:11

Sorzy My windows are open and it's raining. We havent melted or froze.

squishysquashy Thu 11-Aug-11 14:28:28

The use of air fresheners and other household chemicals (furniture polish et al) were linked with higher risk of developing childhood asthma in a study a few years back. I hate the smell of any of these things, and new car smell etc.

I think if you use them you get used to it... like smokers...

ennistonemother Thu 11-Aug-11 14:28:39

You can open windows on rainy days, as long as the prevailing wind cooperates.

lockets Thu 11-Aug-11 14:28:40

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babycham42 Thu 11-Aug-11 14:29:29

Apparently burning a match is best for man poo.Never tried - always reach for the air freshener!

Ktay Thu 11-Aug-11 14:30:30

Lighting a match also neutralises man poo aromas

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