How to remove the smell of vomit

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How to remove the smell of vomit
Sick of smelling the carpet before you see it? (feet and carpet image by jimcox40 from

Remember your last drunk friend, sick child or dramatic case of food poisoning? You know how difficult it is to get that vomit smell out of your carpet, car seat, sofa or mattress, and it makes you want to vomit too. Get rid of this deep, penetrating odour and return to an odourless existence so you can breathe easy again.

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Things you need

  • Bowl
  • Warm water
  • Baking soda
  • Tooth brush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Spatula

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  1. 1

    Allow the carpet to dry after any other attempted cleanings.

  2. 2

    Fill a small bowl with some warm water.

  3. 3

    Add enough baking soda to the water to create the consistency of a paste.

  4. 4

    Use a tooth brush to spread the paste generously onto the affected area.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle some dry baking soda over the area covered in paste.

  6. 6

    Let the paste dry for a few hours.

  7. 7

    Vacuum the baking soda and the paste from the surface.

  8. 8

    Use a hard spatula to scrape up any remaining paste before vacuuming again.

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