If you have excess moisture in any section of your home, check these DIY dehumidifier options to trap wetness and dry out the air. These low-cost options are ideal to use as a temporary fix, however, they are not as effective as a store-bought dehumidifier.
1. Rock Salt
When it comes to homemade dehumidifiers, rock salt is at the top of the list. Rock salt is an excellent dehumidifier because of its inherent ability to absorb moisture from the air.
Two 5-gallon buckets and a huge bag of rock salt (or sodium chloride) are all you need to make a humidifier out of rock salt. Both should be available at your local hardware shop.
How to Make It:
- Drill a few tiny holes in the bottom and sides of one of the buckets.
- Place the one with the holes inside the other one.
- Put rock salt in the bucket until it is completely full.
- Keep the bucket wherever you want to reduce humidity in your home.
- Once it starts to fill up, the bucket will leak water via its holes.
- The outer bucket will gather the water and hold the surplus.
As the water in your bucket rises, you’ll need to dump it out, and if your rock salt starts to become low, you might want to top it off.