Home Remedies for Removing & Preventing Mold and Mildew
People who live in hot humid climates know that mold and mildew can be a constant issue to resolve. 
There are many products on the market that remove mold, but there are also many 
natural home remedies available at half the cost that get the job done! 

1. Vodka
Fill a spray bottle with the cheapest vodka you can find and spray onto mold and mildew and leave on for 30 minutes then wiping clean with warm water. 

Mix into a spray bottle 20 drops of grapefruit seed extract with 2 cups water and shake to combine ingredients. Spray onto affected areas and don't rinse. Repeat regularly to keep mold and mildew at bay.  It's also a great skin cleaner.    


3. Bleach and Vinegar
For stubborn mildew and mold problems mix 1/2 cup of bleach or vinegar into your regular cleaning solution to give it a boost.   
4. Lemon Juice
Clean mildew clothing stains by making a paste of lemon juice and salt and rub onto affected areas then dry in direct sunlight. Repeat until stain disappears.                                                                                               

5. Vinegar
A natural mold and mildew remedy that's cheap, too! Pour white distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and spray onto mold and mildew areas and leave on. Smell should dissipate within a few hours.                                                                                                                                                   

6. Tea Tree Oil
This oil works quite well for getting rid of mold and mildew but does have a strong odor which dissipates within a few days. To make solution mix 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil with 2 cups of warm water and pour into a spray bottle. Shake to mix ingredients then spray onto mold and mildew leaving on for about one hour and wiping clean with warm water. 

Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup denatured alcohol and rub onto affected area with a cloth saturated with solution. Once mold and mildew are wiped clean don't rinse, but leave for about one hour then rinse with warm water. 

8. Hydrogen Peroxide
Apply 3% hydrogen peroxide to mold and mildew areas then wipe clean. Repeat when necessary. 

9. Baking Soda
Add  into washing machine 1/2 cup baking soda with detergent and then add 1/2 cup of vinegar into the machine during the rinse cycle to wash a shower curtain or mildew stained clothing. 

To clean mold on the exterior of your home mix a larger quantity and apply to affected area leaving on for one hour or more then spraying with a garden hose to remove.  This is my favorite home remedy for the exterior of my home and our sailboat. Works great and last for several years, plus it's inexpensive!  

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