Cleaning/maid service rates? - UPDATE

I went to a bunch of different places and could not find the febreze one. Since I was banking on buying 3-4 of those anyway, I ended up with a big one for.. whoa, nearly $100 with tax. That's kind of a let down. But if it doesn't work, I have 90 days to take it back, even if it's opened. When I walked in today, I smelled the smoke, but it cleared in a few seconds to smell the vanilla air fresheners I have around. Either it comes and goes or I'm nearly used to it.
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The one joy4ever posted is the one I have. I paid about $15 for it at Target. It plugs into an outlet and makes a little noise (like a quiet fan), and it seems to work well. I think they make filters for it that are specifically made for filtering tobacco smoke, too.

Definitely focus on something that will filter out rather than just cover up the smoke. I found this out the hard way, as I kept buying nice air fresheners only to have my apartment smell like a lavendar field on fire.
Oops, I missed your last post. I hope the $100 one helps, but it sounds like the smoke smell isn't too bad so if it doesn't you may be able to deal with it.

Another thought is that if you can figure out where it's coming from, you may be able to block the smoke somehow and/or "intercept" it with the air filter positioned very close to where it's coming in. I've been dealing with the smoke in my apartment - which comes under the front door - by both placing a rug against the crack at the bottom of the door and putting the Febreeze filter thing as close to the door as possible.
Oops, I missed your last post. I hope the $100 one helps, but it sounds like the smoke smell isn't too bad so if it doesn't you may be able to deal with it.

Another thought is that if you can figure out where it's coming from, you may be able to block the smoke somehow and/or "intercept" it with the air filter positioned very close to where it's coming in. I've been dealing with the smoke in my apartment - which comes under the front door - by both placing a rug against the crack at the bottom of the door and putting the Febreeze filter thing as close to the door as possible.
Originally Posted by badgercurls
I actually met a guy who just moved out of the building--he was at the customer service counter doing checkouts. We had seen each other in the parking lot yesterday. Small world! Anyway, he said it's probably coming through the vents/heating system, so there are many places it could come from. That's why the big one is probably best. I can set it in a central location. I'm spending so much money on this damn place. I finally made the bed, complete with comforter and duvet cover. I put the lamps in my room. It's starting to look amazing! I managed to get all bathroom supplies for $100, and I'll take care of that maybe tomorrow.
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I'm glad you found a solution that will hopefully work.

It's hard not to spend a lot of money on a new apartment - it's so fun! I'm moving to a new apartment (with my bf) in July and every day one of us comes up with something else we need or want. We're going to be saving about $300/month from what we're paying right now and are going to have about twice as much space, so we both feel kind of justified thinking about buying new things. I picked out a comforter I like a lot at Target, but I think I'm going to wait until either a) it goes on sale or b) we move, because it'd just sit unused for two months if I bought it now.

I think you'll love love love living alone.

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