5 easy ways to deal with mold in an environmentally sustainable way

It only takes two days of humidity for mold to start growing inside your home, so don’t wait until you can see signs of mold – take action as soon as the weather changes.

  1. Wash down your bathroom with one cup of lemon juice and a handful of salt, diluted in 4 litres of boiling hot water.
  2. Wipe down your kitchen surfaces with vinegar or eucalyptus oil. Both of these liquids have mold-inhibiting properties
  3. Put your pot plants outside during super-moldy weather, or douse the soil with water laced with apple cider vinegar or taheboo tea. The soil in your pot plants can harbour mold so deal with them immediately after an increase in humidity.
  4. Remove soap scum from your shower and bath with a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar – soap scum serves as an anchor for mold, so eliminate it. Use a wet pumice stone to remove a serious build-up of soap scum.
  5. Don’t throw away your old toothbrushes. Instead, keep them to clean the gaps between the tiles in your bathroom and kitchen to keep mold at bay.
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