Cheesy Car

Last weekend I went shopping as I typically do. While there I bought the normal stuff consisting of fruit, 2 gallons of milk, my favorite cereal, assorted meats, etc. When I arrived home I carried the stuff in and put it away. Two days later I noticed we had run out of milk, and I was surprised that I had only one gallon of milk. Then another day later I was running late, and I jumped in the car to head out to work when I noticed a funky smell in the car. I immediately realized where the missing gallon of milk went. Upon opening up the truck I found the milk on its side. Now inside the plastic gallon was a one-inch layer of white stuff, and the rest, a clearish liquid, had spilled on to the trunk carpet and then into the wheel well. Ugh. There wasn’t much I could do so I tossed out the gallon jug in the garbage, removed the trunk carpet (having to cut it to get it out), mopped up the liquid in the wheel well (ucky), and drove to work with the windows down. After work I hosed out the trunk, washed the carpet, but poured in some febreze, sprinkled baking soda all over. That night I left the windows and trunk open to air out. Well it’s been days now and the car continues to smell like a mixture of cheese and rotten milk. Double ugh. I don’t know what to do. Ideas anyone?

5 Responses to “Cheesy Car”

  1. justin says:

    Wine and crackers?

  2. Bri says:

    HEE HEE HEE, yeah sure, when you're here next we'll go out, sit in the cheesy car with some Merlot & Saltines, and talk about it.

  3. LSL says:

    That is SO ROUGH! I found the following online and then remembered that in Japan they use charcoal, so . . . maybe? It also lists vinegar, but I can’t cut and paste that part for some reason. 🙂 Good luck!


    After the mess has been properly cleaned and the carpet or fabric is completely dry, set an open bag of charcoal in the car. Charcoal is one of the best natural products you can use to absorb and get rid of odors, and after your car smells fresh and clean, you can still use the charcoal for outdoor grilling.

    Coffee Grounds

    Many truck drivers use coffee grounds to get rid of bad odors from their trailers after hauling fresh onions and other strong smelling loads. As the coffee grounds dry, they absorb odors and leave behind nothing more than the scent of freshly brewed coffee.

  4. Matthew says:

    Sorry to hear that. Along the lines of the charcoal, you could try Kitty Litter, which contains charcoal. Hope the smell dissapears soon! – Beth

  5. Bri says:

    LSL, thanks for stopping by. I’ll give the charcoal a try. Ahhh just thinking about that hickory smoke flavor or maybe mesquite I’m getting the urge to eat BBQ. Or maybe I should get charcoal briquettes. Now that would be different. I wonder if that would work. But not being a coffee drinker I have to forgo that one.

    Matthew/Beth, thanks for the suggestion about Kitty Litter, but I’m worried about the perfume smell will be too potent. Not having a cat like you, I don’t know if the smell will just be too much. Let me try the charcoal first.