Putting toilet paper in your closet may seem like an extravagant gesture to most people. Nevertheless, it is one of the cheap DIY tricks to deal with a problem that many have, especially in winter. Let’s find out what it is and if it’s 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 moisture in your home.

Tricks to absorb moisture from closets

Moisture in closets is a problem that not only ruins or damages clothing and causes 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, for example, the typical silica gel moisture bags, which in the worst cases can be carcinogenic and cause other eye and skin irritation, and in other cases items they have high cost and should not be necessary. There are many products or materials that naturally absorb moisture in the environment. Some of them are very common and can be easily found in any home, others are simple tricks that can be acquired.

Room ventilation

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

Don’t turn the thermostat up too high

Warm air is more humid than cold air, so it is advisable not to increase the temperature more than recommended to avoid condensation. This also includes the heating costs that scare Italians during this period.

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 add to this that we cook by putting lids on the pans to prevent the water from evaporating into the atmosphere while cooking, all the better

Plants that absorb moisture

Although the elimination of excessive moisture in the house can be solved by buying a dehumidifier, there are green and inexpensive solutions (that do not increase the electricity bill) by using plants that absorb moisture.

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

Toilet paper in the closet: why do you need?

One of the places that often causes humidity problems is the closet where our clothes are stored, 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 around them. When this is humid, it not only transmits the moisture, but also forms mold that damages the garment and our health. So a simple and very cheap solution is to put a roll of toilet paper in your closet between our clothes and towel stacks. It fits perfectly, and you can also buy the version with talc fragrance, so with little effort you have the immediate solution to the problem of moisture in the closets!