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No More Mothballs


If you are finalizing your sweater-storage solutions, here’s a way to keep winter wear smelling nice and free from moths.

To repel moths when storing clothes, use whole cloves (the kind used when making a citrus pomade or preparing ham). Crush them lightly. Then put a handful of the slightly crushed cloves in the foot section of an old pantyhose leg or thin (hole-free) sock, and tuck them in with your winter woolens. They will serve the same repellent purpose as efficiently as mothballs but smell much better.

More help with clothing storage…

• The Japanese Secret to Declutter Your Home

• Free Up Space in Your Closet

• Wrinkle-Free Packing for Holiday Travel

Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting “cures from the cupboard.” They are authors of Bottom Line’s Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line’s Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: June 22, 2015 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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