Is There an Annoying Smell of Humidity in Your Furniture? Try This Trick, It Will Solve the Problem
The issue of a musty smell isn’t limited to highly humid regions like those near the sea or lakes, it can also affect city homes. In some cases, wardrobes may develop an unpleasant odor of humidity. Unfortunately, this musty smell can penetrate and affect the clothes and linens stored within. Once you understand the cause of the problem, however, you can apply these simple remedies to resolve the situation.
How to eliminate the smell of humidity from wardrobes?
Here are the things you can do to completely eliminate the smell of humidity in closets:
- Put clothes and linens in the wardrobes only when they are perfectly dry, never place them in the wardrobe while they are still damp.
- Try to understand what the cause of the humidity is. Check the wall behind the closet for signs of water leaks or damaged, leaking pipes.
- Remember to ventilate the room where the damp-smelling wardrobe is located. You can achieve this by leaving the wardrobe doors open and letting fresh air circulate. In particularly humid rooms, consider using dehumidifiers. If ventilation alone doesn’t suffice, you can also utilize a fan or air conditioner if they’re available to help reduce humidity levels
- To eliminate humidity from your environment, besides using dehumidifiers, place bags filled with silica gel or activated carbon in strategic points inside the wardrobes. These bags will help absorb excess moisture. However, if you have cats that like to sleep in closets, make sure to position these bags well out of their reach to ensure their safety.
- If your furniture is still very damp, and if feasible, consider emptying it entirely and placing it outdoors in direct sunlight. This way it will dry faster.
- There are special sprays and solutions designed to absorb humidity and combat unpleasant odors in wardrobes. However, if you want to protect the environment, you can use a simple natural remedy: just use ground coffee or a solution of white vinegar and baking soda (again out of reach of pets).