Awhile back I tweeted and posted on Facebook looking for any suggestions on how to get rid of a skunk smell. A skunk had sprayed outside our house and the odor was so strong it woke us up at night and no matter what I did I just couldn’t seem to get rid of it.

Last night the skunk struck again. It’s such a truly awful smell that just seems to take days to get rid of. We all woke up in the middle of the night to an awful smell, so bad it was tough to get back to sleep. And today the house is just awful. I took Kora to school this morning and when I came back in, I’m sure I made the face she’s making in this picture!

Of course, this seems to happen every time the poor babysitter comes over. She always says, “it’s not that bad,” but I really think she’s just being nice.

Some of the suggestions we’ve received in the past include spray a mix of vinegar and water around the house to get rid of the smell. To get rid of the skunk, put ammonia soaked rags outside the house. We’ve done this but obviously the skunk is still hanging around.

So we need your help!

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get rid of skunk and/or how to get rid of it’s smell once it seems to be in every room of the house?