February 13, 2010 5:16 AM Subscribe
Looking for a cheap, simple, DIY technique to dehumidify my apartment.
posted by zardoz to Home & Garden (10 answers total)
A few months ago I moved to a new apartment. It's a great place, but the shower has no window to outside, just a fan. Meanwhile the rest of the apartment will get very damp if I don't run the fan all the time, especially after a shower. The windows get massive amounts of condensation and recently I found a ton of mildew on the back of my sofa. It's just too wet. But running the fan means all my warm air--and the money towards my electric bill--gets sucked outside and I have a cold apartment.
Aside from buying an actual dehumidifier, what are some cheap and easy ways to suck the moisture out of the air? BTW, my apartment doesn't have central heat/AC; each room has a wall unit. They do dry the air when I turn them on, but I don't use them so much.