Hey guys! I just moved into my house over the last few days and it stinks! It's not a moldy smell, or even a something crawled up in here and died, smell. It's more like straight up thrift shop in here. It's just old smell.
Speaking of thrift shop, we've been singing that song for 3 days straight while moving. We can't get it out of our heads. I even sing it before bed time.
I'm pretty sure my husband and I could have made our own cover. " I'm gonna pop some tags, I've got 20 dollars in my pocket, then I cluck like a chicken to the tune, this is crazy awesome!" Yeah, I always edit any bad words out with my own.
|You can see the official video on youtube|
Anyways, I'm getting distracted. I googled what to do to get rid of old house smell and Apartment Therapy had an article on using something called, Room Shocker. They weren't sure if it worked or not but suggested it wouldn't hurt to try at 25 dollars a can. I jumped up and bought 6 right away.
This company claims that it can get rid of any smell in your house. ANY smell. I also read somewhere that they used these to get homes ready to move back into for families affected by Hurricane Katrina. I have no idea how true that is, as it was a comment somewhere on the web.
We bought 6 of them and let me tell you, we followed directions to the T as it seemed like the reviews were by people who just didn't read the directions, and this stuff did NOT work for us. In all fairness there were reviews on Apt. Therapy and Amazon, that swore by it's effectiveness. There were also reviews on Amazon, that indicated it did not work.
So, now I'm hoping I don't get hassle about getting my moolah back! That moolah can go towards something more useful in our new home, like some art, or curtains or something.
I am really hoping someone reads this and knows how to get rid of old house smell. I really want our house to smell clean and fresh. I really hate chemically made smells, so I'm not into Glade, Renuzit, Febreeze or anything like that. I need to find something that rids the house of the smell and not just mask it, which is what Room Shocker claims to do.
Until then, I'll be using lots of windows to air the house out and natural products with essential oils.