How to Get a Curry Smell out of Furniture

Curry is an aromatic seasoning that is commonly used in Indian dishes. Although this seasoning lends a pungent, tasty touch to various dishes, it can be an annoying smell after a while. If you cook frequently with curry, you may notice that your furniture has picked up some of the smell. Curry smells are also transferred when the seasoning powder is accidentally spilled on furniture. You can remove this strong smell through a simple cleaning procedure.

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Curry is often used to season meats and vegetables.

Step 1

Mix together 2 cups warm water and 1/2 cup white vinegar.

Step 2

Dip a cloth into the mixture and wring it out. Use it to wipe down furniture surfaces that smell like curry. Avoid saturating upholstery.

Step 3

Open the windows in the room and turn on fans if possible.

Step 4

Place a block of charcoal under seat cushions in the furniture to further help with odor absorption.

Step 5

Sprinkle a light dusting of baking soda in inconspicuous places, such as under the couch or beneath the cushions. Like vinegar and charcoal, baking soda is a natural odor fighter.

Step 6

Air the couch in the sunshine for several hours if possible. Do this on a sunny, breezy day. Avoid leaving the couch outside for long periods, as the sunlight may fade its color.

Step 7

Spritz the couch with an odor neutralizing spray. This type of spray smells pleasant like an air freshener, but also works to neutralize odors rather than merely masking them.

Step 8

Tuck dryer sheets under the cushions for a hidden dose of fresh scent as well.