I live in an apartment with two roommates.  

The smell of when walking in is always atrocious.  I'm pretty sure I'm not the cause since all my dirty laundry is in a laundry bag whereas compared to my suitemates, one has a lot of bags about and the other his dirty laundry freely roaming his room.   

Besides telling them to take care of their business,

what can I use to keep the room smelling nice?

I'm looking for a manly smell, like wood, tobacco, coffee or cinnamon.

I need something that stays, that's not temporary like the fabreeze sprays.

or what do you guys use to keep your apartment not smelling funky?

thanks

Views: 464

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

clean it more often (vacuum, wipe down surfaces with soap, etc) and open a window when you can.

Man Cans! There are some in the Huckberry shop now!

Do some wood burning and smoke a cigar while you wait for your coffee to percolate with cinnamon buns in the oven. 

Just kidding.

If the apartment is going to be messy, then you'll need air fresheners. There are lots of products designed to eliminate odours and replace them with something else, and a few even have "manly" scents to them. Look for candles or the plug-in type.

Keeping the apartment clean is a good idea, but that will just keep it smelling clean... it won't make the apartment smell like wood or tobacco. 

Take up woodworking in your bedroom?

Febreze

Clean from top to bottom, scrub and scuzz, once per week. Make it the same day every week. Grab a 12 pack or more, and make it some bonding time.

You can't cover a nasty stench with fragrance, I think.  You have to get rid of the stench.  Open windows, take out the garbage, whatever works.  I feel for ya.

Clean and open a window.

Adding artificial scents puts chemicals in the air that mix with stale air and form formaldehyde a cancer causing chemical.

 

Occasionally I will hear a song and BAMM I can smell my dorm from 1996. Weird how the brain works.

I would say you are young and this is temporary so enjoy the ride. Brew some coffee, get some plants in the house, open windows and keep the kitchen clean.

You need to clean. Straight and simple. Also, unless you're a gym rat, dirty laundry doesn't stink that bad. The main culprits are in the kitchen and the bathroom. IMHO, prepackages scents are like icing on a cake. If the cake is bad, the icing ain't gonna help.

Empty out the kitchen trash every day or two and clean around the area where the kitchen trashcan is. If you cooked meat, fish, or fowl, then emty the trash that day. Three days old "fish juice" in the garbage can gag a maggot. Also occasionally Lysol the can.

Same goes for dishes in the sink. Don't let the sit. The only difference between sink and stink is "T", as in time.

Ajax the kitchen and bathroom sink and stove top once a week and pour backing soda down the garbage disposal occasionally.

Toilet bowl cleaner and wipe up the area where you missed the bowl. Clean the outside of it as well.

Open a window. Use a window fan to speed up airing out the place.

RSS

Latest Activity

Matt Eo replied to Joshua's discussion Favorite Truck?
"I've always been a fan of any box-like F150 or Silverado.  I'd love to have a '96 or older F150 regular cab 4 wheel drive with a Windsor 8 in my driveway, but they are so hard to come across without the crap beaten out of them.…"
1 hour ago
Tony R joined Steven C.'s group
Thumbnail

Exercise

Exercise is a crucial part of maintaining a manly physique. Join up to share ideas, get support and discuss plans with other men.See More
1 hour ago
Matt Eo replied to certified male's discussion Long hair on men
"Some guys can pull it off, and good for them.  I do think most guys look ridiculous with long hair, mostly because they put no effort into it and it looks disgusting.  With some effort, it can work for some, and with too much effort, it…"
1 hour ago
Matt Eo commented on Bruce Uall's group The Shirtless Man
"I hate wearing a shirt in a warm rain, running or not!  A wet shirt makes it impossible to move comfortably, and feeling the water directly is so freeing."
1 hour ago
Persona non Grata replied to J.S. Price's discussion Are there any remaining places exclusively for men?
"Not an expert on this myself, fraternal orders like the Freemasons did come to mind, likely churches have men's and women's groups as well. Some types of activities probably tend to naturally be more male than female prevalent, such as…"
5 hours ago
Persona non Grata replied to Chad's discussion Poll: Chose ONE... What is more masculine a hairy body or muscular body? in the group Hairy Men
"I agree with you more or less, I think "alpha" more or less boils down to being a strong leader or having strong leadership qualities. It's not necessarily about being the "toughest" or the "strongest" but about…"
5 hours ago
Persona non Grata joined Chad's group
Thumbnail

Hairy Men

The current trend in fashion is to be hairless and do do whatever necessary to remove hair from your body.  I am proud of my hair! Be proud if your hairy body too. Wear your membership to this group likes badge of honor.See More
5 hours ago
Wild Man joined thehuhman's group
Thumbnail

Manly Mentors

Do you mentor? Have an interest in doing so? Want to connect with others who are making a positive difference in the lives of younger men? Mentoring is not for every man, but if you've felt the call... this is definitely YOUR group!See More
5 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service