In his quest to keep his house smelling like a summertime vacation, Washington resident Chris Dutton tried his best to get his wife to smell her feet before her trip to New Orleans.
The results are some of the most impressive odors Dutton has ever seen.
But he also found the best way to prevent her from getting scented was to keep her inside.
He shared his findings with The Washington Post.
“I’m not going to lie, I’m really nervous about this,” Dutton said.
“But I’m also really happy to share what I’ve found.
It’s just the best.
It really does work.”
To make sure she’s smelling nice, Dutton keeps her house in a “clean room” in which he has an air-conditioning unit.
“My wife is not allowed to come in,” Duto says.
“So, I’ve had to change everything inside, even our shower.
I don’t have a window.
I have a screen door.
And it’s a little weird because we’ve got a window in the shower.
We’re not allowed in the house, and we can’t close the door.”
He also has a big air-filtering unit that’s placed just inside the front door, so that when her husband walks in, the outside air is filtered through it and the air in her house will stay fresh.
He also uses a vacuum and a dehumidifier to help with odors.
Dutton’s husband is not so lucky, and he has to wear a mask to stay protected.
“You have to be very careful,” he said.
The dehumidity machine is a must for Dutton, as the odor he’s gotten from it is getting “stirring up,” according to the homeowner.
“The thing is, it’s like a little, small, small hole,” he says.
The device is not cheap.
“If I had to pay $300 for it, I’d have it for free,” Dutons wife said.
But Dutton says he’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep their house smelling pleasant.
“There’s no way around it.
I’m just trying to help, because my wife doesn’t want to come into this house,” he explains.
“We’re going to have a little bit of fun.”
Dutton and his wife plan to spend a couple weeks away from home before they move back to their house in the area, but it’s still safe to come inside to let him have a few days of privacy.
Dutts wife also plans to try a different approach to cleaning up after a storm.
“When the storm hits, I’ll have to clean up,” she says.
She also plans on buying a cleaning kit and even buying a vacuum cleaner to help her get rid of any odors that might have accumulated.