How to get the burnt popcorn smell out of the house?

My wife burnt a bag of microwave popcorn and filled the house with a really bad burnt smell. we have opened all the windows , but it seems to have stayed and won't air out. What's a solution to my bad smelling house?

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Vinegar in small bowls strategically placed can work wonders. I also would squeeze some fresh lemon into a Pyrex-type measuring cup, at least a two-cup size is my recommendationn, and 1 cup of water and run on high for a few minutes. That will deodorize the microwave.

  • 1 decade ago

    Febreeze the curtains, furniture, anything covered in cloth that would have absorbed the smell.

    Put baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for an hour before vacuuming.

    The smell is God-awful, isn't it?

  • 1 decade ago

    Whenever something like that happens, we just boil some cinnamon sticks on the stove in a pot with the lid off. The smell permeates the house and the smell always goes away.

    Hope this helps,


  • 1 decade ago

    Only time will really work. You could burn incense or sprinkle some of the carpet 'smell good' products around or buy some of the gazillions of air deodorizers on the market.

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  • 1 decade ago

    air freshner. like the stuff people buy and leave in the bathroom, or if u don't have that then cologne or perfume :) that's what we use at my house, good luck.

  • 5 years ago

    you burn down your house

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