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6 Ways to Dehumidify Your Home

Keep energy costs low and maintain your precious furniture pieces with these tips


Moisture in the air causes humidity which then leads to damaged furniture, peeling paint, and high electricity bills. Aside from these negative effects, it also causes mold, mildew and other allergic reactions.

This summer, the home is warmer than usual because of too much humidity. With a couple of adjustments and easy practices, you can dehumidify your space. Let the tips below guide you.

Photos by Bethany Nauert via Apartment Therapy.

Keep these tips in mind:
  • Install exhaust fans in small and cramped areas like the kitchen and bathroom to let air circulate. 
  • Prevent musty odors by regularly cleaning closets and cabinets. You may also try using baking soda! Pour some baking soda into a bowl then cover it with non-woven cloth. Place the bowl in your closet, kitchen cabinets, and under the sinks. 
  • During the hottest parts of the day, open your windows to allow air to circulate.

RL Tip: Keep your home smelling good with these natural ingredients.

  • Turn off lights and unplug appliances when not in use.
  • Keep your furnishings dry. If one of your pieces accidentally got wet, make sure you dry it as soon as possible. This goes for your mattress as well. Make sure you air out your mattress regularly—at least once a month.
  • Regularly check for leaks and fix them as soon as possible. A leaky faucet or pipe can result to moisture which then causes molds. Click here for more tips to avoid mold growth.

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