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CurwySwide Fri 14-Oct-11 09:43:24

Hi - I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this as it is not strictly house related, but I recently bought a bag via ebay - it is excellent condition apart from the fact that the interior smells really strongly of smoke - an old, ashtray sort of smell.

Is there anything I can do to remove the smell? I have tried airing it, spraying perfume, but the former didn't work and the latter just masked the smell temporarily. Any tips please? Thank you!

GrumpyInRepose Fri 14-Oct-11 11:19:18

Perhaps if you put some bread soda in? It's a great smell absorber. Maybe wrap a few tablespoons in muslin/an old pop sock and leave it overnight.

CurwySwide Fri 14-Oct-11 12:51:12

Thank you - I will try that. It's such a shame because the bag looks completely unused; the smell really lets it down.

Bunbaker Fri 14-Oct-11 12:54:57

Bicarbonate of soda is supposed to be really good at absorbing smells. No harm in giving it a try.

CurwySwide Fri 14-Oct-11 13:50:59

I have some bicarb in the cupboard so will try it this afternoon - thank you!

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