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Worse for clothes: Musty or Humid?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by colin_, May 31, 2006.

  1. colin_

    colin_ Well-Known Member

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    Well now that it's summer in Wisconsin, I have this question.

    Upstairs in my bedroom it has been soo humid. My basement is half finished, nice and cool, but slightly musty (plus there are the occasional bugs down here). Anyway, which would be the safer place for my jeans and t-shirts?
     
  2. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    I vote bedroom. Get an air conditioner. They have them at WalMart for like $40.
     
  3. colin_

    colin_ Well-Known Member

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    yeah.. there is one in the living room but it doesnt really reach my room well. and Im a poor college student.. and I spend all my money on my clothes
     
  4. keal

    keal Well-Known Member

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    I'd store them in the bedroom. In a wooden dresser, or any breathable container (avoid plastic which would trap moisture). I have 15-year old denims just laying around - a jacket behind the door, some jeans folded away in the bottom dresser drawers - and all are O.K.
     
  5. tweedlesinpink

    tweedlesinpink Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the tropics and i haven't had anything start rotting on me yet.
     
  6. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Well-Known Member

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    yeah.. there is one in the living room but it doesnt really reach my room well. and Im a poor college student.. and I spend all my money on my clothes

    If that's the case, don't they deserve to live in climate-controlled bliss?

    Plus, I'm guessing the 'rents pay the electric bill.
     

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