Elle's Quick Tips: No Smelly NYE

How was your Christmas? I hope it went well. Did you get everything on your list? Onto NYE!

This week I'll be cramming in as much NYE stuff as possible, so expect sparkles and party stuff galore.

Speaking of parties, I'm hosting a NYE party at my place, despite saying LAST year that I'd never do it again. It was pure chaos (and since my fam reads this blog on occasion) I'll decline to share the crazy details. Needless to say, I'll be hosting another party this year and I'm sure saying I'll never do it again. Email if you really wanna know! ANYWHO, let me get to this week's QUICK TIP!

Ok, majority of my friends smoke (I can't stand it, sorry but it's true. Smoke away!) and while they smoke outside, the smell lingers and follows them inside my place. Other than chasing them around with Febreeze spray (which makes me look crazy & is hard to balance w. my glass of champagne) I came up with a few ideas. I burn candles, I put scented oil or perfume on my lamp light bulbs, I Febreeze spray my place once everyone leaves, etc. BUT I found what works best is when I take saucers and place cotton balls soaked with vinegar or vanilla in various hidden spots around the house. If you have radiators or floor vents, try those spots too (I've neither). No cotton balls? Just pour a good amount of vinegar or vanilla in the saucer. It really works! And it's super cheap!
What are your odor-beating tips?

PS--See my tip for getting the smell out of your hair after a crazy night.


  1. Thats a great tip! The smell of smoke drives me crazy, I hate it!

  2. what a good tip! i hate the smell of smoke!

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  4. great tip!
    hope your holidays were FAB! thank you for your sweet comment! you can reach me also on bloglovin, facebook and twitter :)so cu soon!

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  5. Wow!!! Awesome idea! I've never heard of that!! I will definitely have to try that for my next get-together!! I hope your NYE party turns out great this year!!! My parties tend to get a little hectic and crazy too. I wouldn't dream of having a NYE one...LOL

  6. that is such a great idea! I cannot stand the smell of smoke! especially when it gets into my hair or clothes.

  7. That's a super cute idea! I hosted Christmas for the first time this year and I said never again. However, I'm sure I'll be doing it again next year : )
    Happy Holidays.


  8. great idea!!! what in the world happened at your party last year?!? xoxo jcd

  9. What an AWESOME odor beating strategy! And the best part is that it is practically free!!!!!

    You rock! Hope your party is a smashing success. :)


  10. This is a good idea!! I'm definitely trying this at my house!!! Not that my house is smelly but I also hate those smoking odor!!!

  11. What a cool tip. I've definitely never heard of that one! I hope you had a fabulous holiday!

  12. I hate cigarette smoke! I would tell your friends to take it outside. These are great, inexpensive tips. I love vanilla!

  13. I don't let any smoke on my property if it's not from the fireplace, grill, or bonfire.
    Thanks for taking part in our giveaway! Too bad I missed yours a few days ago...
    Will be back.

  14. such a great tip! i will keep this in mind...thanks for posting! i read a cool tip over at A CUP OF JO, it was if you are chopping onions keep a piece of bread in your mouth sticking out: http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2010/12/chopping-onions.html --just thought i'd share. happy holidays!



  15. Great tip! I like to smoke a sigarette a few times a week to but I will always hate the smell in my clothes/hands/room after it

  16. never heard of this but sounds like a good use of leftover vanilla from christmas cookies.

  17. My christmas was great! Hope your was too! Good luck hosting your party! Sounds like fun!

    Cheers to a new year, and Happy holidays!!



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