Monday, September 22, 2008

scent-sational

update: so i drug all the furniture from the downstairs living room onto the patio. it looks like i'm having a garage sale or fixin' to start a big assed bon-fire! the latter of which is not such a bad idea at this point. i have figured that the source of the scent is the sofa. the chair and the chaise--not so much, but the sofa...as soon as i took it out of the living room i could tell the difference. so i've coated the sofa in as much Natures Miracle Odor & Stain Remover junk as i could (as much as i had) and then tossed on a little Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator just for safe measure. the covers for all the upholstered items have been washed and dried. they look and smell just fabulous, tyvm.
now the problem is this: what if all that de-odorizing doesn't work? do i toss a perfectly good except for the smell sofa that goes with the chaise and chair? toss sofa, sell rest? have it professionally cleaned? have it reupholstered? good lord i don't have time for all this! someone help me! i'm drowning in stuff i don't wanna deal with!!!!! aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh............

ok. i really don't like being extra sensitive to smells. especially when it smells like cat or dog piss. and especially when i cannot locate the source of said smell.
i've stripped all the covers from the sectional to throw in the wash. the cushions are all outside airing out. i've used nearly a full bottle of Febreze Extra-Strength on the cushions, sectional, rug, and other crap in the living room.
oh and reckon i should start dating again?

8 comments:

Stew Magoo said...

We call that, "stinky pinky phew phew phew, don't pee on me and I won't pee on you". The muppets love it. :)

Hey my avatar wants to date your avatar. And I even have a grrrreat big avatar dog too!

Arwen, Wildlife Warrior said...

I totally smell that around my house all the time but T thinks I'm crazy. I check EVERYTHING and can never find the source of the smell. Somehow, I think it's my nose...

coolchick said...

So, do we think the smell had seeped into the upholstery, or just the cover? If you put the laundered covers back on, what about Scotchguarding them in case some animals gets the idea again. Folex stain remover also neutralizes pet odors and keeps animals from going back to the same spot (says my former vet). Just color check in an area unseen first. Home Depot and Lowe's sells it in their cleaning section.

Arwen, Wildlife Warrior said...

I learned a good trick recently with odors. Clean that sucker with diluted distilled white vinegar and then let it dry. Once it dries, the vinegar smell with not be there, but neither will the other smells!

Anonymous said...

GET RID OF THE CAT!!!!!!

That's all I can smell when I sit on my porch and try to enjoy the flowers. The neighbors cats have really been enjoying them.

I know I'll catch hell for that....

coolchick said...

How's the smell now??

jac said...

the smell is gone. but there is a lingering smell as well. i think it is something outside. my downstairs living room butts against the back of the neighbor's grape arbor. in the small strip of green between the back of my house and the back of their garage/workshop there is a tangle of crazy grape vines as well as what appears to be a compost bin. not sure if that's it or if it's just me. the P smell is gone, thankfully, but i just keep smelling SOMETHING. maybe a sort of musty smell, i'm not real sure how to describe it. *gah*

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