how to remove the smell of ...

hi i was wondering if anybody had any tips of getting rid of the smell of cat wee out of clothes and handbags without forking out the money for dry cleaners =) any advice would be appriciated
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  • kymbogskymbogs Forumite
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    White vinegar, brilliant for smells!
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  • soupdragon10soupdragon10 Forumite
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    For anything washable I would use biological washing liquid on a low temperature setting. For other things I've carefully wiped with cool soapy water (I use Ecover w/up liquid). It does take a while, one of my little dears decided to go on a pair of fur lined suede boots. That took a while.

    Vinegar is also good (I've used this on non leather handbags) but sparingly using soapy water has always worked for me.

    You can add a few drops of essential oil to give the water a gentle perfume if you want to.
  • sb44sb44 Forumite
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    I bought a smaller bottle of this below from Pets At Home a couple of years ago and it has just ran out.

    I need to buy some more so I am glad I saw your post as you reminded me to get another bottle.

    It leaves a slight smell which doesn't last long, smells a bit like those vinyl toy bones you buy for the dog. ;)

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  • kayandy_2kayandy_2 Forumite
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    thanks guys ive tried washing it in the washing machine its been in 3 times but that seems to have gotten rid of the smell a little bit but not much ill give some of the suggestions ago thanyou =)
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  • Waffle_OnWaffle_On Forumite
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    kayandy wrote: »
    thanks guys ive tried washing it in the washing machine its been in 3 times but that seems to have gotten rid of the smell a little bit but not much ill give some of the suggestions ago thanyou =)

    If the items can go in the washing machine, that's the easiest way to use vinegar. Put some in the softener compartment - I just half fill it!

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  • DippypudDippypud Forumite
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    Waffle_On wrote: »
    If the items can go in the washing machine, that's the easiest way to use vinegar. Put some in the softener compartment - I just half fill it!

    I'm yet to hear of it failing!

    I second this...:cool:
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    For things that can't be washed, a thick layer of bicarb, left to work for a number of hours before being brushed or vaccuumed works for pee smells!
    Trust me - I'm NOT a doctor!
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