Kev has said if he could change one thing about me, it would be my sense of smell. I am like a coon hound. I can smell anything, especially if it smells bad. The first thing I do when I walk in our house is, "sniff, sniff". If everything smells likes candy, cupcakes, and roses, things are over. If I can smell even the smallest trace of last night's dinner, this morning's breakfast, or a trash that needs to be emptied, nothing stops me until our house smells like a bakery again. I alone probably keep our local Bath and Body Works in business.
Last weekend I cooked up a huge breakfast containing hash brows. I threw in some chopped onion and bell peppers! It was delicious... but I should have know better. I banned the entrance of cooked bell peppers from my house years ago; I guess I thought this time would be different. Hours and even days later our little 600sq ft home still smelled like I opened up a Mexican restaurant inside. I rewashed the pans, opened all the window (on a VERY cold day I might add), baked, lit my thousand candles, sprayed air freshener and I COULD NOT GET RID OF IT! I was panicked; I would not let these little bell peppers take over!
I got online and searched the net for answers! I did more research then I ever did for any of my college papers.... I found several suggestions: bake cinnamon, put a lemon down the sink, boil water and vinegar, and place vinegar in a bowl on the counter overnight. I was determined to try them all. It was late so I though the best solution would be to try the vinegar on the counter first.
I searched my cupboards for vinegar and found a pomegranate red wine vinegar that I dumped into an empty mason jar. I went to bed and prayed pomegranate vinegar would go to battle against the spicy pepper smell!!
I woke up in the morning, took a BIG "sniiiiiiiiiiffff" and smelt.... nothing. Could this be? Was the vinegar victorious? I could only know after being out of the house for several hours to refresh my nose. We ran a few errands and when I returned the smell was gone!!!! I could hardly believe it! How does it work? Kev thinks it was coincidence, I think not. Now I have been placing little cups of vinegar everywhere that I think smells funky. I even placed it strategically in the hallway of our apartment...with Kev's disapproval, but this stuff works!
Anyone have any other ideas? I would be willing to try them all, all at the same time!! Bad smells, I will conquer you all!!