How to Remove Smoke Odors From a Room

Whether from cigarettes, burnt food or fire damage, smoke odors can seep into carpets, furniture and walls. A few household staples can help you remove any smoke odors from a room.

Remove Smoke Odors From a Room
  1. Open all of the doors and windows. The more ventilation you have in the room, the faster the smoke odors will dissipate

  2. Pour 2 cups water and 1 tbsp. of baking soda into a spray bottle. Shake it to combine the mixture.

  3. Spray all of the washable hard surfaces in the room with the cleaner.

  4. Wipe up the cleaning solution with paper towels.

  5. Sprinkle the carpet and upholstery with baking soda so that it is completely covered with a thin layer.

  6. Let the baking soda sit overnight.

  7. Vacuum the baking soda in the morning.

  8. Fill a bowl full of vinegar and place it in the center of the room. Vinegar will neutralize the smoke odor.

  9. Leave the bowl in the room until you can no longer smell smoke.

About the Author

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.