Tuesday, May 16, 2006

PU!

There is a hidden source of stinkiness in my house; I don't know where it is coming from and it is super disturbing. At first I thought it was the garbage in the kitchen, so I took it out and aired out the house and lit a candle; I thought the stench was gone so I closed the windows and BANG! there's the stink again. Was it the candle -maybe?- so I open the windows again and the smell is once again gone. Ok, I'm thinking, it was definitely the clearance candle, throw it away; meanwhile I go upstairs and do some work. I come down later and am hit with this odor again! Seriously. Now I'm thinking it's the cantaloupe I just bought, so I cut it up and put it into the fridge and take the rind to the trash can in the garage. I'm thinking this has got to be the root of the offensive smell. No such luck.

Please help me figure out where this horrible stink is coming from, it smells like rotting fruit and I'm running out of possible causes.

7 comments:

Laura said...

Try dumping some baking soda in the bottom of your garbage can.

jonesy said...

You sure you're not preggo? The mystery stink was the first sign of my pregnancy. And the smell (whatever is was) never went away until about the 6th month. :-)

jonesy said...

OH, and maybe check your fridge for any cardboard (like juice boxes or butter boxes). Part of my mystery stink was something that had spilled in my fridge and seeped into the cardboard. It helped a little.

heather said...

Do you have a garbage disposal? It may be coming from there (the source of a smell in my house recently!).

Erika said...

i second the garbage disposal. Happened at my place all the time since I used it so much. baking soda down the drain or lemon/lime juice will usually help that.

Danielle McLeod said...

Your feet? I'm so kidding. Maybe just leave the windows open and make your man find the problem....;) Love you!

Laura said...

How is the smell today? Did you find the source?