Those who know me well, know how much I love Lucy. No, Lucy is not a family member or a farmie.
Lucy is my car.
Yes, unconventional, I know, but she rocks! Seriously!
You may also know how much I love my raw cow milk.
But I must be honest: I do NOT love these two things together.
Case in point: I have to drive about 35 minutes on back roads in order to pick up my weekly/bi-weekly 2 gallon order of milk. The farmers we get it from are nice enough to give us a little wood carrier for our big gallon glass jars. Sweet, huh? I usually put the milk (within the carrier) on my back seat – Why not the floor, you ask? Lucy’s floor gets really hot. Just metal there. NOT going to get into that.
Anyhow…. When I arrived home after my last pick-up, I retrieved my milk from the back seat, only to find that one of the jars had a faulty lid – and I had RAW MILK soaked into my seat.
Are you kidding me?
Fast forward one week – CANNOT get the smell out. No matter what I tried. Sour, tangy, not-so-goodness. Yes, I did attempt the chemical route here with purchased cleaners. It was a no-go. *sigh*
Now let’s fast-forward to today. This is why I am posting this – To share what DID work! See? Happy ending!
In the evening, I generously sprinkled plain ol’ baking soda all over the seat, in all of the crooks and crannies. Then, I just walked away. Yup. I just let it be, until the next morning.
Next, I grabbed a stiff-bristled brush and some white vinegar – I used my citrus infused vinegar, because I like things to smell nice. I’m sure you do too. I dipped my brush into the vinegar, then scrubbed it into the baking soda on the seat. It fizzed and bubbled – It’s working! I kept this up until it was all scrubbed in – took me about 3 minutes or so. Next, I took the shop vac and vacuumed it all up. Allowed it to air dry, and VOILA! Lucy is back to normal!
Baking soda and vinegar is now my official get-the-nasty-smell-outta-everything weapon!
What do you use at your home?
This post can also be seen at the Homestead Barn Hop!