Natural dehumidifiers to help you deal with indoor humidity

Added humidity and a damp smell in any part of your home is not the most pleasant atmosphere to live in, especially if you or a family member has allergies or respiratory issues. The monsoon brings with it additional humidity and dampness into your home, which not only harms your health, but also damages your items.

These low cost natural dehumidifiers are just what you need to deal with the situation.

Rock salt

Rock salt absorbs moisture from the air.

What do you need:

• A large bag of rock salt

• Two buckets

How to do it:

1. Drill several small holes in one of the buckets along the sides and bottom.

2. Place the bucket with the holes inside the other bucket.

3. Fill the bucket to the top with coarse salt.

4. Place the bucket in the area of ​​your home that you want to dehumidify.

5. The bucket will start to collect water and this water will flow through the holes of the inner bucket.

6. Water will then collect inside the outer bucket, trapping excess moisture.

7. You will need to empty your outer bucket as it fills with water.

8. Refill your rock salt if you notice it running out.

Baking soda

Baking soda is a great option, but it only works in small areas, including shelves and cabinets.

What do you need:

• Baking soda

• Glass container

How to do it:

1. Fill the bowl with baking soda.

2. Place the bowl in the area you want to dehumidify.

3. Baking soda will harden as it absorbs moisture, and at that point you’ll want to replace it with fresh baking soda.

Calcium chloride

Calcium chloride can absorb moisture from a fairly large room, making it an excellent choice for the bathroom.

What do you need:

• Calcium chloride

• Sock

• String of characters

• Bowl

How to do it:

1. Place the calcium chloride inside the sock.

2. Tie the sock closed with a piece of string.

3. Hang the sock where you want to remove moisture.

4. Place the bowl under the sock to catch the water that will drip from the calcium chloride once it starts working. Replace as needed to continue dehumidification.

silica gel

Silica gel is readily available in small sachets and packets. You usually find them thrown away with bags and shoes.

What do you need:

• A clean, dry jar with lid

• A pointed object to poke a hole such as a screwdriver

• Silica gel

How to do it:

1. Poke some holes in the cover using a screwdriver like a sharp object

2. Put silica gel in the jar and screw the lid back on

3. Place the jar in the area where you want to control the humidity. Replace the silica gel in time