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Smells like spoiled milk? kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66692 posts
6th Aug '13

I have NO IDEA where this smell is coming from... but it's making me sick to my stomach. I've come home from work the past few nights and my apartment smells like spoiled milk. Like, really spoiled milk.



I do have a cat.. but his litter box is clean. I've taken out the trash. The trash can isn't dirty. I don't have any spoiled milk (derp :lol: ). There are no dishes in the sink, nor in the dishwasher. I don't have a kid, so there's no sippy cups/bottles hidden anywhere. I don't leave food/drinks laying out (at least not opened ones) or else my cat will knock it over. I don't have hard water so it's not the water. I don't smoke in my apartment, and SO doesn't smoke. I can't think of a single thing it could be.



I feel like I'm going crazy. SO has noticed it. For a few days it smelled like baby powder.. and now it's turned to spoiled milk.

LittleTiger 2 kids; Florida 11040 posts
status 6th Aug '13

Maybe its coming from another apartment?

What if... 2 kids; Ontario 4587 posts
6th Aug '13

maybe its coming from the drain? or something dead in the wall? I don't really know what dead things smell like though lol
I hope you find it. that is the worst

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66692 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting LittleTiger:" Maybe its coming from another apartment?"


It's just SO strong. I keep thinking it has to be something in here :x



But... we've gotten new neighbors within the past few weeks, so maybe :roll: I hate them all.. seriously, HATE :lol:

May♥ 1 child; Texas 9183 posts
6th Aug '13

Does it smell almost like rotten eggsish?
If so, it could be drains and you'll need to get some draino, and then a few days later use bleach.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
6th Aug '13

do you have a bag of potatoes anywhere in your house, A rotten potato smells sour

user banned 21 kids; North Dakota 3800 posts
6th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting M walls:</b>" do you have a bag of potatoes anywhere in your house, A rotten potato smells sour"</blockquote>




This was my thought. God they stink.

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting *Mayhem*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting M walls:</b>" do you have a bag of potatoes anywhere in your house, A rotten potato smells sour"</blockquote> This was my thought. God they stink."


ikr. We had one fall out of the bag & it sat in the back of the cupboard for who knows how long. By the time we figured out where the smell was from the potato was completly rotten & disgusting

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66692 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting M walls:" do you have a bag of potatoes anywhere in your house, A rotten potato smells sour"


OH MY GOD. YES. I keep forgetting to throw that goddamn bag out. It has sprouts and everything. Throwing it away ASAP. Thank you :D

Kells. 18 kids; Fucking, Austria 17622 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting kthx.:" OH MY GOD. YES. I keep forgetting to throw that goddamn bag out. It has sprouts and everything. Throwing it away ASAP. Thank you :D"


It's funny, because I was gonna suggest that. This happened to us. We started getting nats in the house like mad and I could NOT figure out why. My SIL came over one day and was like, "it smells like bad potatoes in here." And I was like......:shock:. I'd forgotten ALL about this huge bag that I'd put in a bottom cabinet (don't normally keep food there, but it wouldn't fit anywhere else). Sure 'nuff, there were nats covering it, sprouts and everything. BLEK.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66692 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting Kells.:" It's funny, because I was gonna suggest that. This happened to us. We started getting nats in the house ... [snip!] ... keep food there, but it wouldn't fit anywhere else). Sure 'nuff, there were nats covering it, sprouts and everything. BLEK."


I tossed 'em out when I came home lol. I have a candle burning so hopefully that helps. I hate buying bags of potatoes because I forget they're down in the cabinet :x I don't use them for many things since SO will only eat flake potatoes. So I buy them for one thing.. and then they go bad lol.

LittleTiger 2 kids; Florida 11040 posts
status 6th Aug '13
Quoting kthx.:" I tossed 'em out when I came home lol. I have a candle burning so hopefully that helps. I hate buying ... [snip!] ... I don't use them for many things since SO will only eat flake potatoes. So I buy them for one thing.. and then they go bad lol."


Ew. Rotten potatoes are so gross smelling. I did the same thing once. Left them in the bottom of our pantry. Came back from an extended weekend and thought something died in the house. lol. It was THAT bad. So gross..

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
6th Aug '13
Quoting kthx.:" I tossed 'em out when I came home lol. I have a candle burning so hopefully that helps. I hate buying ... [snip!] ... I don't use them for many things since SO will only eat flake potatoes. So I buy them for one thing.. and then they go bad lol."


Glad you found it :) does your store sell single potatoes?

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66692 posts
7th Aug '13
Quoting M walls:" Glad you found it :) does your store sell single potatoes? "


I think so. I'll have to look into buying those from now on lol.



And... I still smell something :? :x

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
8th Aug '13
Quoting kthx.:" I think so. I'll have to look into buying those from now on lol. And... I still smell something :? :x"


I would clean out the cupboard they were in really good & make sure no stay ones rolled out of the bag