Linen/clothing storage through rainy season

by Rsimms @, Sunday, January 14, 2018, 19:17 (217 days ago)

The weather could not be more perfect. I’m guessing that’s why majority of us on this website have chosen to spend some time here this part of the year. For those that maintain a home in Z year round, I’m curious what techniques are used to store linens and clothing during the rainy season. Commonsense tells me that if these items are just left in the closet for four or five months over the summer, one my return to a not so pleasant (moldy) surprise. I’m in the process of setting up house and these are the things that are coming to mind. Thank you in advance for your pearls of wisdom (or dos centavos)..

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Linen/clothing storage through rainy season

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, January 14, 2018, 21:31 (217 days ago) @ Rsimms

Comercial Mexicana carries a product - sorry, I don't recall the name - that absorbs water. I've sealed our closet well and put the stuff into an open container, which sits on top of a pot which collects the water dripping down. If this doesn't sound very helpful, I can show you our setup when we return to Zihua April 6th, if you're still there. Landline: 112-1558.

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Linen/clothing storage through rainy season

by moonbird1 @, Monday, January 15, 2018, 08:55 (217 days ago) @ Rsimms

Mega (Commercial) also sells the desiccants that hang in the closets and small packets to put in your drawers. The name of the stuff is Cero Humidad and it is kept at one end of the aisle near the automotive stuff. We use them all year round.

Linen/clothing storage through rainy season

by midalake @, Monday, January 15, 2018, 09:30 (217 days ago) @ Rsimms

The weather could not be more perfect. I’m guessing that’s why majority of us on this website have chosen to spend some time here this part of the year. For those that maintain a home in Z year round, I’m curious what techniques are used to store linens and clothing during the rainy season. Commonsense tells me that if these items are just left in the closet for four or five months over the summer, one my return to a not so pleasant (moldy) surprise. I’m in the process of setting up house and these are the things that are coming to mind. Thank you in advance for your pearls of wisdom (or dos centavos)..

We take our clothes and before leaving lightly dry them, put them in a plastic tote that has a large plastic bag as a liner. Then we put a bar of soap [still wrapped] on top, seal the plastic bag, lid on the tote and the clothes come out fresh and ready to wear!

Extra bedding and towels too. But we leaving bedding on the beds.....for our location never had a problem.

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Linen/clothing storage through rainy season

by noelofthenorth, Thursday, January 18, 2018, 16:51 (213 days ago) @ midalake

any type of automatic dryer sheets like Bounce work well in the storage container to stop mildew..layer them every couple of feet in the container like a garbage can..

Linen/clothing storage through rainy season

by DPinBellingham @, Monday, January 15, 2018, 17:43 (216 days ago) @ Rsimms

Me method is probably a little extreme, but I vacuum seal all my clothing before I leave for the season. This works very well, but your clothes come out pretty wrinkled when you take them out next fall. I usually just wash them all to get the wrinkles out, but you may see me around town in some pretty wrinkled clothes the first few days I'm back in town.