Chalk will absorb and neutralize the dampness inside the closet, preventing closet contents from being ruined by mold and mildew.
Living near a body of water is a desirable location, but it also presents certain problems stemming from the damp air. Dampness in closets which leads to mold and mildew growth is one such problem.
Of course one does not have to live near a body of water to have dampness issues within the home and closets, basements anywhere in the country are prone to have dampness issues. Closets, due to the small size, storage use and closed doors lack air circulation and light, creating the dark, dampness, stale air environment that mold and mildew thrive in.
Ordinary chalkboard chalk will remove closet dampness so the mold and mildew can’t grow and ruin the contents of the closet with strong, musty odors and fuzzy black growths.
Take several pieces of new white chalk and tie them together. Leave a long end on the piece of string used to tie the chalk together, it will be needed to suspend the bundle of chalk. Hang the bundle of chalk from the ceiling inside the closet and the chalk will absorb and neutralize the dampness inside the closet. Replace the chalk with fresh chalk once per month to keep the closet contents fresh smelling and dry.