How To Manage Moisture And Humidity In The Indoor Environment

In winter, the lack of air exchange and excess humidity outside contribute to an increase in the humidity level in the house from which, then, the formation of mold also follows. Usually, this happens mostly in closed rooms such as unused rooms, closets or simply in homes where people tend to keep their doors closed often. But fortunately, with our tricks, it is possible to remove mold and moisture from closed rooms quickly and easily! Let’s see together how to do it!

Citrus perfumer

The first remedy we propose is to make a citrus anti-humidity perfumer, which can not only ward off the risk of mold growth, but also bring a nice scent! All you will have to do is peel 2 oranges or 2 tangerines, let the peels dry in a dry and dark place for about a month and put them, then, in some cloth or cotton bags. At this point, if you prefer, add some cloves as well, and your bags are ready to use! You can place them in the wettest rooms, but they are especially good for closets: in this case, you can arrange them between clothes!

Colander method

A simple and useful method for removing moisture in enclosed areas such as bathrooms or rooms is the Colander Method. How does it work? Let’s see it now! We will need:

  • Coarse salt to taste
  • a glass bowl
  • a colander

Pour salt into a simple kitchen strainer and lay it over the bowl. Place this natural remedy in the corners or areas where you feel the most moisture. After a few hours, you will notice that the coarse salt will go to absorb the surrounding moisture and drip water into the bowl. Easy, right?

Baking soda

Another ingredient that is very effective in these cases is baking soda, which boasts a strong absorbent and anti-odor capacity. We remind you, in fact, that it is also used to eliminate bad odors in the kitchen! Therefore, add baking soda to a small bowl or several bowls and place them, then, in the corners of your home or closet. To make this remedy always effective, we recommend that you change the baking soda once a week or when you notice that it is now wet.

As an alternative to the bowl, you can also fill some breathable bags with baking soda to be placed, then, on the various surfaces in your home or closet. While baking soda is capable of absorbing bad odors and excess moisture, it is not capable, however, of carrying a good smell. Therefore, to make this solution smell good as well, you can create a thick paste with baking soda and 5 or 6 drops of essential oil to your liking and add it, then, in the bags as seen before.

Rice

Like baking soda, rice is also able to absorb a lot of water and, therefore, is a godsend for reducing humidity in the house! Fill, then, some cotton bags with rice and place them, then, in the corners of your house or closet. Not only will mold be a bad memory, but the rice will also be able to remove the smell! Not surprisingly, it is used to remove odors in the bathroom!

Coffee grounds

Another very effective remedy for absorbing dampness and mold in the home is to use coffee grounds, which boast strong absorbent and anti-odor properties. In fact, we remind you that they are also used in the refrigerator to absorb the smell. All you need to do is add coffee grounds to some small bowls and place them, then, in the corners of the rooms of your home. Remember, however, to replace them every 2 or 3 days to make this remedy always effective!

Scented dehumidifier

How about, instead, making a scented dehumidifier that can not only reduce humidity levels but also scent your home naturally? Well, yes! Therefore, equip yourself with:

  • ½ of rock salt
  • 1 tea bag
  • 5 drops of essential oil
  • 1 plastic bag
  • 1 glass jar

Start by cutting out from the plastic bag a square large enough to cover the rim of the jar, after which you pour about ½ lb. of salt and the contents of a tea bag into the glass jar. Then, mix it all together, also add the drops of essential oil from the fragrance you most prefer, and cover the jar with the plastic square before closing the lid. Finally, let everything sit in the closed jar for 3 days, after which unscrew the cap and place the jar in the wettest areas of the house: goodbye humidity in the house and what a scent!

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