Has Fungus Infested Your Wardrobe? Help Is Here!

Moisture seepage and extreme humidity can cause mould and fungus to grow in your wardrobe. Here’s how you can save your expensive clothes and cosmetics from falling prey to fungus.


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Your wardrobe houses your daily and occasional wear clothes, and often your cosmetics and perfumes too. Imagine, if you took out a treasured silk saree from one of your shelves for a family function, only to find fungus all over it! 

There are several reasons why fungus grows inside your cupboard, with moist air being the most common one. However, there’s no need to worry. We’ve got you covered. These simple, effective tips will help you protect your wardrobe from fungus.

Let’s get started.

1) Maintain Proper Ventilation

Keep your windows open. Let fresh air and sunlight into your room to prevent the onset of fungus inside your wardrobe.

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2) Apply Nail Polish Remover

Did you know nail polish remover could solve your problem? It can! Using a clean cloth, directly apply some acetone over the fungus-affected area. Make sure you cover the affected part completely. You’ll see the fungus disappear gradually. We recomment you apply the nail polish remover on a small area to test and ensure it has no adverse effect on your wardrobe.

3) Install Fluorescent Lights

Humidity in rooms can occur due to a lack of sufficient light. You can use fluorescent lights to drive out mould growing on the walls of your wardrobe.

4) Use Silica Gel Bags

Keeping silica gel bags in your wardrobe will also help prevent the growth of mould.

5) Use Neem

Place a few neem stems with leaves in the corners of your wardrobe, or between your clothes. Doing this will keep the fungus away from your cupboard.

6) Use Salt and Lemon Juice

Combine salt and lemon juice to make a paste. Rub it into the fungi-infested areas on your wardrobe and let it sit for 5 minutes. Finally, using a clean cloth, wipe the paste away.

Try these easy tips to keep your wardrobe free of fungus and mould.

Frequently asked questions on wardrobe fungus

Why does fungus develop in my wardrobe?

Fungus develops in a wardrobe due to high humidity levels and poor ventilation. When clothes are stored in a dark, humid environment, it creates the ideal conditions for fungus to thrive.

How often should I clean my wardrobe to prevent fungus growth?

It is recommended to clean your wardrobe at least once every three months to prevent the buildup of fungus. Ensure that you keep the wardrobe well-ventilated and use a dehumidifier if necessary.

How can I prevent fungus from developing in my wardrobe?

You can prevent fungus from developing in your wardrobe by keeping it well-ventilated, using a dehumidifier, and storing clothes in breathable bags or covers. Avoid overcrowding the wardrobe and ensure that clothes are dry before storing them.

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