4 Ways to Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier // Household Tricks & Tips

4 Ways to Add Moisture to the Air Without a Humidifier // Household Tricks & Tips

Let me be honest — the older I get, the more crazed I become over everyday household tricks, tips, and organization! I love the art of creating, and decorating is surely part of that ♥‿♥ Do you feel me?

I guess I got it from my momma — who seriously made it look effortlessly chic to constantly make our home feel so damn clean. So in light of the strong, hard working, and brave women who hold it down in their households and multi-task/manage — these household tricks are for you!

I found this on Apartment Therapy perfect to share for the cold winter months approaching — Hi ☃ we’re ready for you.

Winter brings the cold, it swooshes in, and takes a resting seat on us. But since man created heat, we’re a little bit more comfortable in months like these. As AT explains:

When the air in your home is being heated, it can get pretty dry and uncomfortable. Humidifiers are great for keeping the air in your home healthy, but there are other things you can do to help add humidity when the air’s drying out your skin, furniture, and woodwork.

This is why I love these household tricks — Keeping moisture in your room with things you already own! These are 4 sure ways to add moisture to your room without breaking budget — I left the steps as they were written on AT because they’re just that awesome and clear:

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  • Set up a drying rack in your bedroom and lay out damp clothing to dry overnight. You’ll save energy by not running the dryer, and add more moisture to the air, all while adding the fresh scent of laundry to your room. This works in the bathroom too!

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  • In the same way that you might decorate with vases of flowers or bowls of fruit, try decorating with bowls of water. Place a few around your house and the water will evaporate into the dry air. One step further, if you have radiant steam heat: place a water bowl on top of radiators to heat the water and aid in evaporation.

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  • If you ever take baths, leave the water in the tub after you’ve finished bathing. Letting it sit and cool completely allows more moisture to evaporate into the air than when you’re showering. Note: We don’t recommend leaving bath water unattended if you have small children.

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  • Cook on the stovetop. Not only is this a cozy practice during cold winter weather, it also releases moisture into your home’s air. If you’re cooking something that can be done either on the stovetop or in the oven, opt for the stovetop when the air is dry. The oven dries the air out even more, but the stovetop adds much-needed moisture.

All images provided by Apartment Therapy // original article by Regina Yunghans here.