Many houses are full of moisture. Wood swells, you tend to have spaces with mold and unpleasant odors at home. The air feels heavy, hot and humid, which is likely to affect the quality of your breathing problems when sleeping.

Today I want to bring a homemade solution to combat moisture. There are several conventional products, but today we will learn to make a natural dehumidifier.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cans or buckets (must fit one inside the other)
  • Rock salt (halite). You can replace it with cat litter based on silica, calcium chloride or rock salt.
  • a drill
  • A piece of cotton cloth

To make the dehumidifier:

  1. Drill 5 or 7 holes in the smaller bucket, about 0.5cm at its base.
  2. Place the bucket with holes in the other bucket.
  3. In the bottom of the bucket with holes (which was on top) placed the cloth, and placed it about 2 kg of rock salt (or other options)
  4. Place your dehumidifier in any area that you want to reduce the humidity: basements, closets … etc. After a few days you’ll find water in the bucket. Empty it and check every so often. Eventually you’ll have to replace rock salt.

P.S: For a simpler option, tie a couple of chalk and hang in enclosed spaces where you need to absorb moisture, such as cabinets. These absorb excess of moisture.

You can also watch this video to learn more ways to reduce humidity at home.