How To Absorb Moisture In A Damp Room Or Closet

A Simple, Inexpensive Way To Absorb Moisture From Any Room

This is so genius and simple, it’s the easiest way to absorb moisture in a bathroom, closet or any other room of an old brick house in the super humid Mid-Atlantic region of the US.  I can’t believe I wasted so much money on those weird moisture absorbing tubs from the hardware store.   Those things get really gross when they fill up.  I don’t know what they are made with but I didn’t want my kids eating it.  And there wasn’t a good place to put them where they weren’t visible or accessible to the kids.  They are not cute.  Wait, my kids are cute.. the weird tubs are not.

My alternative can be cute or easily hidden and it’s super easy to manage.

What You’ll Need:

All you need is 6 sticks of plain white chalk and a little mesh bag or some nylon pantyhose (anything that can breathe) and maybe some ribbon.  Non-toxic way to absorb moisture in any room

Put the chalk in the little bag and hang it in the damp area.  Take the whole thing outside every 2-4 weeks to allow the chalk to dry out, then hang it back up.   See? SIMPLE!  You’ll want to use ribbon if you make it out of nylon.  You can also skip the fabric or bag altogether by tying the 6 sticks together with ribbon.  Just be sure to leave it long enough for hanging.

Here I have ours hanging from the mantle in our bathroom.

Non-toxic way to absorb moisture in any room I just used a few broken pieces from my box of chalk.

And Here With The Cute Ribbon

Non-toxic way to absorb moisture in any room

My kids broke all the chalk while I was writing this post, that’s why you just see whole pieces in the first pic, and little stubs in the other two… But hey, they still work!

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Comments

    • Rebecca says

      Hi R. McClellan, one of the biggest helps was getting toxic cleaning and bath products out of the house. I started detoxing the house because my Dad died of cancer and I had two little boys I wanted to protect. I had no idea how much it was going to help improve my MS symptoms! Great that you’re trying the chalk. I have little mesh bags with chalk in a few rooms and it makes a big difference with the humidity level in the house =)

      The other thing for MS is following a good healthy diet and using high quality supplements. We are all different and MS affects us differently, but we pretty much all need a good multivitamin, omega3, VitD, CoQ10, probiotics and antioxidants. To make it easy I use a pack that contains a bunch of these in an easy strip, instead of dealing with bunches of bottles. After that, your friends probably want a good anti-inflammatory like curcumin/turmeric. I also take glucosamine for my joints, but that’s an individual need of mine and not likely a common MS issue. Vision supplements are also great, mostly VitA but also contain a few other supplements for vision.

      This is the vitamin pack I take. http://goo.gl/WzWsUz Saves money to get all those supplements packed this way, instead of buying individual bottles. They have money back guarantee if no improvement in 30 days! (that’s not specifically for MS, BTW, it’s for general health “feel better in 30 days or money back”) The company also has a liquid resveratrol supplement called Vivix. I take that as well because numerous studies have shown that resveratrol promotes remyelination. I take A LOT of supplements.. it’s trial and error figuring out what works, but these basics are a great place to start.

      Wishing you and your friends my best,
      Rebecca

  1. Maria Esposito says

    Hi Rebecca, Thanks for this Great info, I live in Miami & I learned a LoT about humidity the hard way! & I am considering putting chalk Everywhere in my apartment! I am wondering if it’s possible to over due it? Do you know if there is any off-gass that occurs when the chalk absorbs the water? I know it’s an odd question but I figured hey you never know, many times something that seems harmless can be harmful if it’s over done. Thanks for you help & have a BleSSed & Beautiful Day!!

    • Rebecca says

      Hi Maria!
      I imagine it would depend upon what ingredients might be in the chalk. If there’s any concern, take the chalk outside once a week to dry out. If you’re doing that many in your house, you should easily be able to rotate them. I have mine in my bathroom, which gets quite humid, and I’ve never even felt like I needed to take it outside to dry… but I’m in Maryland, not FL.
      Another thing you could do is save all those little moisture packets that come in shoe boxes and supplement bottles. Those little silica packs are great for moisture. You could put them in the same type of small mesh bag I used for the chalk. It’s better to reuse them then toss ’em into the landfill!

  2. Maria Esposito says

    Hi Rebecca, Thanks for this Great info, I live in Miami & I learned a LoT about humidity the hard way! & I am considering putting chalk Everywhere in my apartment! I am wondering if it’s possible to over due it? Do you know if there is any off-gass that occurs when the chalk absorbs the water? I know it’s an odd question but I figured hey you never know, many times something that seems harmless can be harmful if it’s over done. Thanks for you help & have a BleSSed & Beautiful Day!!

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