What’s really going in your wardrobes when the doors are closed?? Sadly, it doesn’t turn into a secret passage way to visit Narnia. Lets talk about our favourite mould free wardrobe tips.

Have you every opened your wardrobe doors and noticed a musty smell??

Intruder alert!

There’s a sneaky intruder lurking in our wardrobes, and it’s not the junk we threaten to throw out! It’s something even scarier: mould! Between the rainy and damp weather, followed by humid weather, this uninvited guest can show up unannounced! Out of nowhere turning our once-pristine homes, and particularly wardrobes, into a musty smelling funky mess. The horror!

There’s a good chance you may need to clean out your wardrobe. All of us have shoes and clothes that don’t see the light of day very often. Jackets and shoes can pick up lots of nasties when you wear them and then put them away after use.  Ever pulled your favourite winter boots or winter coat out only to see they’ve picked up a new look? Argh gross!

Fear not, my brave foxes! With a few handy mold free wardrobe tips and tricks (and maybe a little bit of bleach), we can banish this unwelcome pest and reclaim our wardrobes as the clutter-free storage spaces they were meant to be!

Our top seven mould free wardrobe tips!

  1. Keep it clean, foxies! Mould loves to grow in dirty, damp spaces, so make sure you’re giving your wardrobe a good wipe out every now and then with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
  2. Give your clothes some breathing room. Try to avoid filling your wardrobe to the brim with clothes, leaving no space for air to circulate. This can create a humid environment that mould adores. Eek! Good air circulation helps to prevent the build-up of moisture in your wardrobe.
  3. Keep an eye on the humidity levels. Invest in a dehumidifier or some moisture-absorbing products to keep the air in your wardrobe nice and dry.
  4. Avoid storing wet clothes: Clothes that are wet or damp can create a moist environment in your wardrobe, making it an ideal breeding ground for mould. Dry your clothes and shoes thoroughly before storing them in the wardrobe.
  5. Use natural anti-mould agents: You can use natural agents like white vinegar, tea tree oil, or grapefruit seed extract to keep mould at bay. Mix one part vinegar or tea tree oil with three parts water and spray the solution inside the wardrobe. Alternatively, you can add a few drops of grapefruit seed extract to a spray bottle filled with water and spray inside the wardrobe.
  6. You could also use mother nature to hep! Mould hates sunlight, so consider leaving your closet door open during the day to let some natural light in.
  7. Be proactive! If you notice any signs of mould, act fast! Remove any affected items and clean the area thoroughly to prevent it from spreading.

.In a room that doesn’t get a lot of natural sunlight or air flow it may be optimal to vent the wardrobe. There are some awesome dehumidifiers that you can purchase now without breaking your budget. There are some great articles you can read on the benefits online such as Thinking about a dehumidifier? and you could also check out the product review done by Choice on all the different dehumidifier’s on the market Choice product review

If you are finding yourself with a wardrobe full to the brim of clothes you might want to read our article about decluttering Cleanse your wardrobe space the Marie Kondo way. While it can be hard to part with some items, the experts say if you haven’t worn it in years its unlikely that you will! Try to repurpose or donate items where you can, the Salvation Army and other charities are happy to take items still able to be worn or sold. Find a location near you Salvation Army locations

By following these tips, you can help prevent mould from growing in your wardrobe and keep your clothes fresh and clean. Say goodbye to musty odours and hello to a healthier home! 🌿👕