Many problems affect our environment during the winter and sometimes the solutions are especially expensive and difficult.
This is the case of humidity , a factor that accompanies practically every winter day and that must be combated if you do not want to encounter mold, damp walls, etc.
Luckily, there are some really inexpensive home remedies that can be of great help in reducing humidity .
Today we will see in particular the bottle trick , a simple and quick remedy that eliminates humidity from the house while saving money .
Requirements and procedure
To start this amazing method, we must first obtain the necessary equipment.
All you need is a very common plastic bottle and enough coarse salt to fill part of the bottle.
It is the coarse salt that will really help eliminate humidity in the most economical way possible, in fact there are many people who, in the absence of a dehumidifier, use it a lot during the winter.
Then proceed by cutting the bottle in half , the top part (where the stopper is) should be a little shorter than the base, make small holes in the stopper and leave it screwed on.
Always fill the top with coarse salt (make sure it doesn’t fall out of the holes, otherwise just replace the lid, making smaller holes) and place in the freezer overnight.
The next day, take the half-full bottle of salt out of the freezer, turn it over and place it on the stand .
The salt will absorb moisture and gradually change from a solid state to a liquid state and that is why the bottom of the bottle will collect all the water.
Once the salt has gotten too wet, replace it and you’re done!
Effective alternatives to humidity
Although we have seen this fantastic remedy that we can use practically every day and on a regular basis, the surprises do not end there!
There are effective alternatives to humidity to favor depending on what you find most at home, let’s discover it together!
Like coarse salt, rice is also a natural ingredient that is especially useful in case of humidity.
In fact, think about how many times a cell phone or any other electronic object gets wet: the first thing you do is put it in the rice!
That’s because it manages to dry the water well in all the states it is in! So all you have to do is fill a bag with regular rice and place it in the rooms where it is needed to absorb moisture.
You will see what result!
Did you think that baking soda couldn’t also be useful in this case? Mistake !
As you may have understood, baking soda is a true star of natural remedies and, among the many qualities it has, it is also worth mentioning that it absorbs moisture.
It is especially recommended for kitchen , bathroom and small room furniture that tend to deteriorate and rot under the effect of humidity.
Not only the jar, with coarse salt you can also prepare an aromatic jar , perfect to put on the nightstand and try to remove as much humidity as possible from the room.
You will need to fill 3/4 of the jar with coarse salt and also add the contents of a black or green tea bag.
Then place a piece of thin cloth on the edge of the jar and pour 4 drops of an essential oil of your choice over it.
Close the jar and leave it there for 24 hours , then open it, remove the cloth and you will have a wonderful remedy to both reduce humidity and perfume the room!
Another method to remove humidity from the house is the Colino trick , a real dehumidifier that you can make yourself.
If, in addition to appreciating natural remedies, you also have a green thumb, you can use anti-humidity plants and beautify your home at the same time!
Let’s discover in detail which ones are most suitable in these cases and which ones can remain in the bedrooms without problems.
Here are the most common ones:
- Aloe vera;
Choose one of these fantastic plants, place it in the most humid areas and after a few days you will benefit!