So … In case any of you were considering it, waking up at 6 am to your house on fire is NOT fun.
Everyone is alright, thankfully. The fire never got out of the walls, so none of our possessions were burned. We lost some books to water damage, but EVERYTHING smells like an ashtray. Luckily, we don’t have carpet, and don’t have a lot of “soft” furniture - only the couch and futon, I think. Our bedroom was on the far side of the house, so I think our mattress might be alright.
The couch cushion covers can be washed, but how do I get the smell out of the cushions themselves? What about hard things like figurines and books? Anyone have any other advice? Right now I feel like the smoke smell is still trapped in my nose because I’m at work, have showered twice and am in clean clothes and I still smell it.
Also, I believe the question has been asked here before:
Q: what do you grab when you only have a few seconds to get out of your house?
A: Cats and guitar.