Found 19th May 2010
Recently moved into a new flat but found out my clothes and the flat smells of mothball spoke to the landlord and there was an old person living there before i moved in! How do i get rid of it its disgusting!!

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PMSL. I'd be vax- ing carpets then attacking with Oust!

maybe your nose is too close to your own ...........................

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Naa i fort id keep him there for some company!!

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I would honestly not know what mothballs smell like.

It's a dusty old smell - have you never veiwed a vacant house and thought it smells fusty??

Get cleaning and replacing what you can afford to do...

clean everything shampoo carpets and get some really scented candles yankee candles are good that should shift it

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nefertiti6969;8644837

It's a dusty old smell - have you never veiwed a vacant house and thought … It's a dusty old smell - have you never veiwed a vacant house and thought it smells fusty??Get cleaning and replacing what you can afford to do...



Vax is too expensive to do could speak 2 landlord to see if he can get one but bleach and hot water, febreeze and oust looks like the cheap first option!

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master_chief;8644827

I would honestly not know what mothballs smell like.



old person smell! not attractive if ur a young one!

sounds daft-but try an onion cut in half - it works for paint smells - cheap enough to be worth a try - just cut it in half and leave it on the side over night.

The plug in smelly things are quite good too-but dearer.

Bicarbonate of soda in a bowl might do the trick too - it absorbs cigarette smells - and cheap so worth a go - put some in a bowl and leave on the window sills for 24 hours.

Renting a vax is failry cheap (about £25 for the day). Might be worth it if the carpets are nice.

Even better see if the landlord will pay it!

landlord should have done the carpets before you moved in so should be more than happy to pay
id speak to them before renting one out yourself

Clean everything you can possibly clean, then febreeze the crap out of the place.

Paint the woodwork - the smell of that will take over and die down.

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kaks26;8644973

Paint the woodwork - the smell of that will take over and die down.



Smell is prob in the woodwork 2 be honest!

Kill the moths 1st, then simply remove the balls.

Simples :thumbsup:
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