With some financial issues my Husband and I were facing, we are forced to live with my in-laws. It is a 1 story house with a finished basement. We live in the basement. There are no doors to block the air from coming downstairs. Basically, my in-laws' are "professional smokers" and smoke, I believe, 2 packs per day EACH. They are in denial of how horrible it is not only for themselves, but other people. I have a 5 year old son and I am 4 months pregnant with my second. I used to smoke (NEVER around my child) but I quit 2 years ago. I can't express how grateful I am to have a roof over our head, but I have become so bitter about the smoke in the house. I can't find the hapiness anymore of being thankful to live here. I have made it a rule that my little boy cannot go visit upstairs for a long period of time. They don't put their cigarettes out when he's up there. HELP!
Answer by flmom321 at 3:38 PM on Jan. 17, 2009
You could get some small room purifiers. I found some at Big Lots for $20. I would also hang a curtain at the bottom of the stairs to try and minimize or "filter" the smoke. You can place some open containers of baking soda around to help absorb the smell.
Answer by Kimebs at 3:21 PM on Jan. 17, 2009
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Answer by Bmat at 3:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2009
I am most def. going to buy an air filter. Houseplants are an awesome idea. I have no relatives here, whatsoever.. all of our friends are still young, single, a little immature. So I guess that's out of the question. I wish they could limit it to one room. Pretty much impossible to ask for. Thank you for all your suggestions.
Answer by hipmommaCLB at 4:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2009
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