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Hack using every day item which will stop your windows getting condensation

Hack using every day item which will stop your windows getting condensation

The hack - suggested in the Mrs Hinch Facebook group - promises condensation-free windows for winter

With the temperatures coming down over the past few days, and forecast to stay pretty low, perhaps you’ve got a condensation problem in your house. If so, here’s a decent way that is cheap and allows you to avoid a potential mould problem.

Obviously, the first thing to check is that your home windows are actually OK. That can be one way that condensation becomes a problem.

If you’ve decided that you don’t need a whole new set of windows, then you might consider simply testing out this method that comes from the good folks at the Mrs Hinch Facebook group.

Condensation tends to turn up with warm and wet air from in a house – like if you’re running the heating – hits a pane of glass that is cold because of the freezing temperatures outside.

We all know what it looks like.
Russell Kord/Alamy

The water condenses – as you can probably imagine – and turns into the stuff that you can probably see running down your windows and pooling sometimes on the ledges.

If you don’t deal with the issue, it can lead to mould, which isn’t great for you, particularly if you’re breathing it in.

So, you’re better off trying to do something about it, which is where this idea comes in.

One woman asked the internet’s home tips hive mind: "Just moved into a rented property and without a fail every day the windows have condensation like this, I've tried the little (humidifier) pots shown in the picture to help but it's made zero difference.

"Any advice on how to stop this would be brill!

“It even leaks water onto the window seal some days from how much condensation there is."

The answer – apparently – is a simple bit of salt.

Just stick a bowl of salt around and it attracts the moisture along to it.

As one comment read: "Put salt in a bowl on the windowsill. It will draw the damp to it."

Many others recommended the same tip, making it by far the most common solution to the problem.

There you have it - a bowl of salt is the answer.
Andrey Maslakov/Alamy

Of course, you can get a dehumidifier, but that’s pretty expensive and maybe you don’t have that kind of cash kicking around at the minute.

Salt is only about 50p, so that’s a decent amount cheaper.

Apparently you can make a dehumidifier of your own by getting a big plastic tub and putting cat litter, salt, or sugar in it.

Other than that, people said that you could open the windows – not great at the minute – or put on the heating.

Obviously, not everyone can have the heating on all day at this time, so maybe give the salt a go as well if you’re struggling.

It probably works, after all.

Featured Image Credit: / Alamy Stock Photo/ SERSOL / Alamy Stock Photo

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