I do alterations and repairs on bridal wear and I recently returned some dresses that ended up absorbing the smell of kerosene. How would someone remove the smell of kerosene from un-washable clothing? Please Help!!! I can’t afford to pay for their dry cleaning!
Down and out in Indiana
My grandmother sometimes used to make me go get kerosene for her, which made my car smell like kerosene for, like, forever. Finally, I asked her how she used to go get kerosene without her car smelling awful all the time. Her answer? Coffee grounds. She kept a can of coffee grounds in her car and changed it out every now and again. Apparently, coffee grounds absorb the smell easily.
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So, I think that would work the same for your wedding dresses. Simply put them in a plastic bag with a cup of coffee grounds and seal the bag up and let it sit for a day or two. Easy peasy!
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