Jump to content

Getting rid of mould in the wardrobe.. how to?


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 pendingdelivery

Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:40 PM

Hiya,

I went to wear my leather jacket last week but when I grabbed it out of the wardrobe it had mould all over it.  rant.gif  I guess its just a combination of all this wet weather and the fact our bedroom faces south and has a balcony over it so gets NO sun at all. It does have a big sliding door and a window that are open a lot but I think having these open may have contributed to the problem cos the air coming in has been the moisture laden southerly breezes you get before the rain typically.

I have taken everything out of the wardrobe and am washing all the clothes and have my leather jacket and a couple of other things ready to take up to the dry cleaners on Monday.

I have also vacummed and then wiped out the whole wardrobe with a hot water/bleach solution. There was mould on some of the drawers and on the skirting boards.

I was thinking maybe I should put the heater in there to dry it out and keep the door open for ventialtion while we are having good weather. Is this a good idea? Is there anything else I should do?

I really want to be able to start putting stuff back in the wardrobe tonight cos at the moment all the clothes that have been washed since last week are sitting on my bed and I do want to sleep tonight Tounge1.gif

Thanks for your help. Jo.
PS Is there a forum where cleaning and stuff is dicussed? I loked quickly but couldn't find one.

#2 nzp

Posted 23 February 2008 - 04:48 PM

I read that clove oil gets rid of mould.  Also get one of those camel things that get the moisture ou thte air.

#3 Sue Heck

Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:01 PM

==.

Edited by Mystykl, 18 December 2008 - 06:46 AM.


#4 carolynmaree

Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:07 PM

I've used one called DampRid.  You can actually see the moisture collecting in tne bottom of it.  I've also read that clove oil is hte best thing to kill the mould spores. You get it at the chemist (it is an old toothache remedy).

#5 Dani

Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:07 PM

I invested in a dehumidifier and rotate it all around the house...so my walk-in wardrobe one day, DD#1's bedroom the next (she has a chronic dustmite allergy and this helps no end!!) and next day DD#2's bedroom, then back to my wardrobe.  Best $$$$'s I've spent in a long time and I'm absolutely positive my crew aren't getting as sick as they used to be when we had the mould problem.  Highly recommend them.

#6 pendingdelivery

Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:37 PM

Thanks so much for the replies. Will go to the chemist and will get some clove oil tomorrow. Also just grabbed one of those damp rid moisture collectors.... just got to put it somewhere I won't chuck shoes on top of it  wacko.gif

I might have to look at dehumidifiers too..... although if the rain stops I don't think we'll have a problem... we didn't last year. They have forecast a super wet winter though and I really don't want to be mucking round with mould and bleach and stuff while preggers.

Thanks again. Your tips are much appreciated. Jo.

#7 Guest_~Sal_*

Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:52 PM

Resident mycologist (fungi studier) here.

Yep.  You really need to get rid of the moisture or it'll come back.  Anything to remove spores etc is pretty useless.  Fungal spores are pretty much everywhere anyway.

If it's that damp, then Dani's idea of a dehumidifier rotated around different areas is a good idea.

#8 Guest_Cali7_*

Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

We also have a mould and mildew problem.

Exactly how much are these dehumidifiers and where does one get one?

#9 pendingdelivery

Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:35 PM

Bing lee and retravision both have them listed on their websites for $349.

#10 Guest_Cali7_*

Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:45 AM

omg! That's expensive. Would it dehumidify under the house too, which is enclosed (not on stilts) - where the ground is compacted earth and very damp?

#11 Bramik

Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:52 AM

I sed to live in Darwin which has massive mildew issues and those closet hippos were a dream.  Once I bought them didn't have an issue again.  Only prob was replacing them every few weeks!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How to tell if your child has a speech or language problem

 Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?

Finding your tribe as a new mum

How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.

Following your child's emotional roadmap

Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.

Delivery room surprises: when gender predictions are wrong

Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,

The fertility battle we don't talk about

“You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.

'My morning sickness was so bad I'm not having any more kids'

“All the horrible stuff was totally worth it to have my son. But there is absolutely no way I could go through it all again.”

The 'no children' wedding invite

It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

 For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

When punishment goes too far

What should you do when a stranger goes too far when disciplining their child in public?

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.