How to Get Rid of the Smell of Smoke in Your House

The smell of smoke is pervasive, seeping deep into your furniture and carpets. Whether you are a smoker who's wishing to reduce the smell of smoke in your home or a nonsmoker who's had a visit from a smoker, knowing how to get rid of the smell of smoke in your house is a handy thing to know.

Vent smoke odors outside your home, especially when people are smoking inside.

Step 1

Create a well-ventilated space. When someone is smoking, use a fan to help vent the smoke outdoors. The longer smoke stays in a room, the better the chance that it will seep into the walls, carpet and furniture.

Step 2

Remove odors from the room. Place a bowl of vinegar in the room to neutralize the odor. Dip a rag in the vinegar and wave it about.

Step 3

Sprinkle baking soda over your furniture and carpeting and allow it to sit overnight. Vacuum up the baking soda in the morning.

Step 4

Thoroughly clean your house, including laundering clothing, bedding and curtains, mopping floors and scrubbing tile -- even wiping down your walls.