Evening Trick on the Windowsill: Annoying Problem Disappears by Morning

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.05 - 2023 1:42 PM CET

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Annoying Problem Disappears by Morning.

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Moisture settling at the bottom of windows is a sight one might get used to, right? Do you consider droplets forming on the glass a normal phenomenon, especially in the winter season?

Ignoring this problem is not the best idea, considering its negative impact on the health of household members. To address it, you don't have to decide on a costly renovation and window replacement. Help comes from the most basic kitchen spice.

According to Interia.pl, water droplets accumulating on windows are not exclusively a domain of old buildings. This phenomenon can often be observed in modern apartments as well.

Winter, in particular, is a challenging period for maintaining optimal indoor humidity. The problem arises when the indoor temperature is much higher than outside, the windows are not completely airtight, and there is infrequent ventilation.

Ignoring the phenomenon of water condensing on windows and explaining it away with the phrase "that's our climate," which has become a part of everyday language, should not be trivialized. Too much humidity in the home contributes to respiratory infections and hinders recovery from illness.

Moisture accumulating on windows can initiate the development of harmful fungal spores and mold. They negatively affect not only allergy sufferers, leading to the intensification of troublesome symptoms, but also impact previously healthy individuals, causing headaches, joint and muscle pain.

They can be the cause of:

  • Irritation

  • Worsening mood

  • Concentration problems

  • Sleep issues

Black traces appearing on walls and window frames are not only unsightly but are also difficult to remove. Therefore, do not allow mold to develop in your home.

How to dry the air in the apartment? A home remedy will be spot on when you want to act immediately. Look around your kitchen supplies. You might not even realize that you have a moisture absorber in your pantry.

We're talking about ordinary table salt. Its properties excellently absorb moisture, so take advantage of the potential of this spice. Simply pour salt into a small bowl in the evening and place it on the windowsill overnight. In the morning, you'll notice that there's no trace of moisture on the windows, but the spice has become wet and lumpy.

Another advantage of this solution is that the moist salt can be dried in the oven. This allows it to be reused. Pour it into an ovenproof dish and bake for an hour at 100°C (212°F).

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