For most people, putting toilet paper in the closet may seem like an extravagant gesture. Nevertheless, it is one of the domestic and economic tricks to deal with a problem that many have, especially in winter. Let’s find out what it is and if it is good for us too.

Winter has been here for a little over a month and these changes bring the appearance of moisture, condensation, mold and even leaks in your home, bringing the winter chill into your home. What many people ignore is how serious it is to have too much or too little humidity in your home.

Tricks to absorb moisture from closets

Moisture in closets is a problem that not only ruins or damages clothing and creates bad odors, but can also affect and worsen symptoms of some respiratory conditions such as allergies or asthma. In many cases products are used that can be harmful to health, for example the typical anti-moisture bags with silica gel, which in the worst case can be carcinogenic and others that irritate the eyes and skin, and in other cases items that contain them are associated with high costs and should not be necessary. There are many products or materials that naturally absorb moisture from the environment. Some of them are very common and can be easily found in any home, others are simple measures.

Room ventilation

Ventilating by opening windows regularly is the most economical and effective way to avoid problems such as condensation. It is also important that rooms do not have very high indoor temperatures in the winter. If you are in very humid areas, ventilation should be moderate, as the humidity outside is higher than at home.

Do not set the thermostat too high

Warm air is more humid than cold air, so it’s best not to raise the temperature more than recommended to avoid condensation. This will also curb the heating bills that scare Italians during this time.

Turn on the extractor hood when cooking

Since this is another area of the house where humidity rises when cooking, this is a very effective trick. If we then add putting lids on pots while cooking to prevent water from evaporating into the atmosphere while cooking, all the better.

Plants that absorb moisture

Although the elimination of excess humidity in the house can be solved by buying a dehumidifier, there are also environmentally friendly and cost-effective solutions (that do not drive up the electricity bill) through the use of plants that absorb moisture.

These act as “ionizers” by absorbing the moisture that surrounds them through the leaves and improve the quality of the air we breathe in the house. Plants such as aloe, orchid, fern or philodendron not only make the home more attractive, but also help absorb excess moisture. The bathroom decorated with an orchid would have the double benefit of furnishing and absorbing moisture!

Toilet paper in the closet: why do we need to do this?

One of the places where moisture problems often occur is the closet, where we store our clothes, but also parts of household equipment such as bed linen, towels and tablecloths. These are items that are stored folded and are naturally able to absorb the air that surrounds them. If it is damp, it not only transmits moisture, but also develops mold, which is harmful to the garment and our health. So, a simple and very inexpensive solution is to place a roll of toilet paper in your closet between our clothes and towel stacks. It fits perfectly and you can also buy it with talc fragrance, so you have an instant solution to the moisture problem in closets with little effort!