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Charity Shop Smell

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,365 ✭✭✭✭ McMurphy


    Does it remind you of dead people?

    Recently deceased people?

    A kind of can't wait to get this out of the dead persons closet smell?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,172 FizzleSticks


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,231 Jim Bob Scratcher


    Probably lacking heat and could also possibly be the smell of poor people who visit these places

    Just kidding


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,261 ✭✭✭✭ For Forks Sake


    Why do Charity Shops inside (and everything you buy from charity shops like clothes etc) have that particular noticeable charity shop smell? - and what is that smell? (you know the one I mean :) )

    Pish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,676 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    Rick Shaw wrote: »
    Does it remind you of dead people?

    Recently deceased people?

    A kind of can't wait to get this out of the dead persons closet smell?

    dont say that :( , a lot of my clothes have over the years come from charity shops! - be lot without em - i havent got expendable money to go out and buy new clothes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,710 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria


    It's what they use to clean the clothes mixed with musty books/dvds


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,676 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    its a fecker trying to get rid of the smell - even on putting them into washing machine intense on 60 long wash, lovely smelly conditioner - still got smell of charity shop ... what the feck gets rid of it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,814 ✭✭✭ harry Bailey esq


    its a fecker trying to get rid of the smell - even on putting them into washing machine intense on 60 long wash, lovely smelly conditioner - still got smell of charity shop ... what the feck gets rid of it?

    The Brylcreem and Brut combo will mask any odour. Alternatively, carry a tin of snuff around. Take a pinch anytime you notice the smell. Other people will still smell it but you won't.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,769 tomwaterford


    its a fecker trying to get rid of the smell - even on putting them into washing machine intense on 60 long wash, lovely smelly conditioner - still got smell of charity shop ... what the feck gets rid of it?

    Maybe your conditioner is the same smell??


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,573 ✭✭✭ elperello


    It's the smell of good value - breathe it in.


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  • Moderators, Arts Moderators Posts: 32,885 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pickarooney


    Thrift by Yves St. Laurent


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    Its the smell of toxic mold spores Andy. If you can still smell it when you wear it then your days with us may be short.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,888 ✭✭✭ Atoms for Peace


    Lillies smell like death to me.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,736 ✭✭✭ Irish Guitarist


    its a fecker trying to get rid of the smell - even on putting them into washing machine intense on 60 long wash, lovely smelly conditioner - still got smell of charity shop ... what the feck gets rid of it?

    Leave them soaking in a bucket of water with some white vinegar and/or baking soda. Leave them in the water overnight, or even a couple of days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,676 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    Leave them soaking in a bucket of water with some white vinegar and/or baking soda. Leave them in the water overnight, or even a couple of days.

    Ooh right the good ol vinegar and baking powder to the rescue again. I shall try that cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,814 ✭✭✭ harry Bailey esq


    elperello wrote: »
    It's the smell of good value - breathe it in.

    Knowing that some poor soul probably took his last breath wearing it..
    (David Attenborough voice) Once again the circle of life continues.
    Personally I wouldn't wear stuff from a charity shop. I've bought all sorts of other stuff from them mind.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    Knowing that some poor soul probably took his last breath wearing it..
    (David Attenborough voice) Once again the circle of life continues.
    Personally I wouldn't wear stuff from a charity shop. I've bought all sorts of other stuff from them mind.

    Most of the guys stuff is from the living from wives that are secretly donating it because they can't stand their partners cloths sense.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,770 ✭✭✭ KungPao


    Odeur de mort et de pauvreté


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,814 ✭✭✭ harry Bailey esq


    my3cents wrote: »
    Most of the guys stuff is from the living from wives that are secretly donating it because they can't stand their partners cloths sense.

    And the rest of the guy stuff is probably donated by men who secretly feck off to a moderately priced hotel with his secretary that's young enough to be his daughter every second weekend because he's secretly sick of his wife's constant nagging of his clothes sense/rapidly increasing mass/burgeoning facial hair and general c*ntishness. I'm pretty sure that stuff from dead guys makes it into the shops too.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,986 philstar


    stale clothes smell? .............clothes that have been in a wardrobe for years


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,293 ✭✭✭ sjb25


    possibly be the smell of poor people who visit these places

    Just kidding

    This made me laugh far to much


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,633 ✭✭✭✭ Widdershins


    I think it's the old books.

    The clothes probably need airing. If you have a covered washing line, that would be ideal. I'm sure good old bicarb. would also help.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,828 ✭✭✭ 5rtytry56


    The books would have a musty smell which would be proportionally related to the yellowing of their pages.

    Does any boardsie have the bottle to tell anyone working in a charity shop about this thread?


  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,708 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Boom_Bap


    Benji


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,633 ✭✭✭✭ Widdershins


    It wouldn't remotely bother me if the previous owner had died in the clothes in the charity shop.
    And lots of new clothing has been tried on in changing rooms possibly by lots of people. So new is sort of pre worn already.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,828 ✭✭✭ 5rtytry56


    You might get a whiff offone of the last "collie-dollies"
    Look for it elsewhere on boards.ie
    I don't fancy getting infracted by cross posting a link.


  • Registered Users Posts: 41,044 ✭✭✭✭ SEPT 23 1989


    all the clothes smell like that on the 10 cent rail Andy

    put a few bob away every week and aim for the euro rail


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    I never really noticed a smell


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,814 ✭✭✭ harry Bailey esq


    KungPao wrote: »
    Odeur de mort et de pauvreté

    Funeral home fresh!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,166 Are Am Eye


    Fill a bucket with Febreze and Hydrochloric Acid (50/50) and a pinch of baking soda. And a squeeze of lemon.
    Soak clothes in bucket for a couple of days.


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