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    Posted: 19 Mar 2012 at 6:13pm
we're showing our house this week and our realtor says that our room smells like diapers (we keep the change table and diaper pail in our room).  how can i get rid of the smell?  and keep it away for a week or so?  i don't think the smell is too bad; well, actually i don't smell anything, but i guess i'm just used to it.  the diaper themselves aren't too bad when they're clean, but the diaper pail gets super stinky really fast. 
 
dh wanted to try febreeze, but i said that wouldn't help at all.
 
i was planning to wash every two days this week, but i'm wondering if i'll have ot wash every day, just to help with the smell.
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When I struggled with a stinky pail, I rinsed each diaper before pailing it.  I did that for a while to cut down on pail odor and it really helped.  I would also wash daily if I was you, or if that's not possible throw them in for just a cold rinse each night before bed then back in the pail and wash them completely the next night.  
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I'd wash every day. I did when we were showing our house. Do you have carpet in that room? Sometimes the smell seeps into the carpet so you might consider having it cleaned & washing curtains.
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no carpet or curtains.
 
good idea about rinsing each diaper.  i'll do that, and at least a pre-wash every night.  still not so sure about washing every night.  we'll see.  i might do a pre-wash and just leave them in the washer until the next night.  not sure if that would make for more stinkies in the long run, though!
 
gonna do a really good wash with bleach tomorrow night (official showing starts on wednesday) and also clean out the diaper pail really good.  tonight i'm washing up all the diaper covers - we use wonderwraps which do tend to hold the odor.  i might try to dig out some old covers to use instead.  oh, and maybe try to find an alternative for a wetbag, since ours is quite old and probably holds some smell as well. 
 
and lots of baking soda.  sprinkle it in the pail occasionally.  i figure it can't hurt. 
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Good call on the wetbag. I know my old ones have an odor even when clean.

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no real advice here but GL with the showings!
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