Made the mistake of storing your items in cardboard boxes? For WAYYYY too long? I did and ended up with storage mold! Find out how I got rid of it!
Yup it happened to me. Did it happen to you? You packed thinking it will only be a short while, then…. it’s not. 3 years later I had the pleasure of finding my favorite boot box. Imagine my excitement as I got to open it and….. AGH!!! Storage Mold.
I just HAD to find a way to repair my boots so I search and searched. An expensive cleaner wasn’t what I wanted so I took a few days to research. Then I came upon a WAAYYYY to easy recipe. I thought “I could use a hot second of easy” so I gave it a try. It worked! Check out the video to see how simple it is to get rid of storage mold:
Got Storage Mold? Use this simple spray!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup rubbing alcohol
TEST spray on a hard to see area of your shoe or garment first. Wait 24 hours to be sure it doesn't leave mark.
Combine a 1:1 ratio of water to rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle.
Using a face mask and cloth, spray the cloth with the mixture and wipe the mold off your garment or shoe.
Keep spraying cloth and wiping away to remove all of the mold.
I put my items out in the sun during the day (bringing in at night) for two days in a row. I don't know if this had an affect but I figured it couldn't hurt.
Have you ever dealt with storage mold? How did you get rid of it?