Post # 1
We just got a new bed frame and a new dresser delivered to our house this morning. Well, I went to take a nap (teachers life, what can I say…) and I realized it SMELLS AWFUL! The bedframe and the dresser both reek of chemicals/some disgusting smell that I could barely stand. I closed our bedroom door (1 bedroom apartment unfortunately) and opened the windows.
Does anyone have any suggestions for getting rid of the smell? I googled a bit and it says to place it outside for a week, but it’s a king size bed frame thats completely put together AND we live in a condo complex, so we cant exactly stick it outside. Obviously if the smell doesn’t go away, we will have to call the company.
Post # 2
Almost all furniture has a chemical smell wether from paint, foam, and treatments to prevent problems with mositure when shipping.
Just leave the window open in the room and let it air out it will be fine in a couple of days
Post # 3
It’s natural for new things to have off gassing, which is really unfortunate when you live in a small space. It’s quite common with furnishings and new carpets, I don’t feel like the company will do anything. Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot you can do. Baking soda absorbs most toxins, so you could leave a few plates of it out. I think you may need to sleep on the couch for the next week and keep your bedroom door closed with all the windows open 24/7.
Post # 4
I’ve heard that cutting an onion in half, and leaving it in a room will help absorb smells. Though it might leave a bit on an oniony whiff in the room! Though it goes pretty quickly.
Depending on the wood, you could try rubbing it with white vinegar, which can neutralise odours, but dries without leaving a smell…
Post # 5
Well, not the same thing, but our dog got sprayed by a skunk last winter, and so the smell was all over the house….try baking some vanilla extract in the oven. It will cut the smell in the air at least….but wanring: it will make you want cookies.
Post # 6
redbutterflybee: Unfortunately, we’re a ground floor apartment so leaving it open 24/7 isn’t possible if we aren’t home! Also, we’re having a ton of people over tomorrow for NYE and they all plan to stay over. This will stink if we can’t even sleep in our bedroom 🙁
Post # 7
I can’t remember ever getting a new piece of furniture that didn’t smell for a while. I find I just have to wait it out. Sorry! 🙁
Post # 8
We ordered some art work online not too long ago that also smelled really bad. I founderstand after a day or two it was fine. We didn’t leave windows open or anything.