If you’re one of the many people affected by the moisture-sucking winter air, you’re probably suffering with ashy skin, chapped lips and a dry throat. You could purchase a humidifier, which emits vapor to make your indoors more humid, but those can range from $20 to over $100.And if you’re not careful, your humidifier could become a disease-ridden hub of mold and bacteria, and cause respiratory problems.
Instead, try some of these simple hacks to boost the moisture in the air — without boosting your credit card bill.
Attempt to recreate the rainforest by adding houseplants to your living space. Through transpiration, the plants will “sweat” moisture into the air.
Leaving out dishes of water to evaporate into the air will also result in increased moisture. To speed up the process, place the dishes by a heat source, such as a radiator.
An old-fashioned tea stove top tea kettle will help create steam when it boils. It’ll also provide you with a warm cup of tea, so it’s a win-win.
It doesn’t get easier than this — leave the door open, even just a tiny bit, when taking a shower. This way the steam won’t stay cooped up in the bathroom and can make its way to the rest of your home. Read more…