What is the Best Dehumidifier for your Wardrobe or Closet in 2020?

A wardrobe dehumidifier helps to keep your clothes in pristine condition and looking their best. It helps to keep them free from damp and thus from mould. Keeping your clothing in a dry wardrobe or closet is key to keeping them looking there best for as long as possible.

This guide aims to find the best dehumidifiers for your wardrobe or closet in 2020.

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TOP WARDROBE DEHUMIDIFIERS TO SUIT EVERYONES BUDGET

AirWise Hanging Dehumidifiers

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3 X Interior Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifier By AirWise - Helps Stop Damp
  • Interior Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifier
  • By AirWise
  • Helps Stop Damp, mould, mildrew and condensation
  • 210g

If you are looking for something sweet and simple, the AirWise Hanging Dehumidifier is a great option. These little but powerful devices best feature is it comes with a small coat hanger style attachment at the top. This enables them to be hung along with your clothing on your wardrobe or closet rail and are great for small areas.

What We Liked....

  • Good value: three dehumidifiers in each pack.
  • Light weight and compact: can even be popped into a suitcase for travelling with, perfect for small areas.
  • Simple to use: no complex controls or distracting digital displays.

What We Didn't Like....

  • Not such a high capacity as electrical dehumidifiers with collection tanks.
  • Does not operate over such a wide area as electrical dehumidifiers (which actively suck water from the air, whilst this product just passively absorbs it)
  • May need to be changed very frequently (e.g. once every couple of days) in high humidity environments.

Pictek Dehumidifier

Portable Dehumidifier, 500ML Compact Mini Air Dehumidifier for Damp, Small Moisture Absorber for home, Mould, Moisture in Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, Caravan, Office, Garage, Bathroom, Basement
  • PORTABLE MINI DEHUMIDIFIER - Multipurpose, for removing damp, avoid the creation of mold and moisture; ideal for bedroom, kid's room, kitchen, living room, wardrobe ect. Compact and lightweight, easy to move from room to room or maybe take with you on holiday.
  • COMPACT ANTI-MOULD AIR CLEANER - Assists in the relief of allergies, breathing difficulties, congestion, and itchy watery eyes by reducing mould spores and dust mites from living, work, or play areas. Air Cleaner ideal for your babies and your famliy.
  • 500ML DEHUMIDIFIER AUTO SHUTOFF - Automated electronic shut off allows you to run the mini dehumidifier continuously without leaks or overflow. The easy to remove 500ml tank empties quickly without spilling.
  • LOW ENERGY HIGH EFFICIENCY - Our compact dehumidifiers leave a tiny carbon footprint and runs on high efficiency power making our little dehumidifiers safe and healthy for both you and the environment.Removes up to 250ml of moisture/day with 500ml water tank capacity.
  • WHISPER QUIET SILENT DESIGN: Thermoelectric technology allows our dehumidifier to maintain continuous use without disturbing you, your family, or colleagues allowing you to work or sleep while in use.

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This compact little electrical dehumidifier uses thermoelectric cooling technology to suck water from your wardrobe. It’s great if you want something more high powered and active, yet still unobtrusive enough to leave plenty of room in your closet for your clothes.

What We Liked....

  • Uses ‘ultra quiet’ technology to keep noise below 35 decibels at all times.
  • Compact size.
  • Can remove up to 500 ml of water from the air per day.
  • Has a good water tank capacity, namely 1.5 litres.

What We Didn't Like....

  • Slightly pricier than the non-electrical hanging dehumidifiers.
  • Not as convenient for putting in your suitcase when you travel due to its larger size.
  • Users will need to remember to empty the device every few days or so to avoid the tank getting full (the device will automatically shuts off when full).

151 Products Dehumidifiers

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151 Products LTD 6 x Wardrobe Dehumidifier, Design 1, Normal
  • Six x 180g packs hanging wardrobe dehumidifiers
  • Specially designed to remove moisture from wardrobes
  • Helps stop damp, mould, mildew and condensation
  • Also ideal for use in caravans, store cupboards and boats etc.

This ia great budget option. These hanging dehumidifiers are specifically designed for use in wardrobes and closets. They are also a great travel option for Caravans, Boats or other high humidity areas and will help stop that damp air from ruining your Holiday or get away clothes.

What We Liked....

  • Very budget friendly
  • Easy to use: simply hang on your wardrobe rail.
  • Light and small enough to pack with you when on holiday.

What We Didn't Like....

  • Not of a high enough capacity to deal with larger or very humid wardrobes (you may need to use several dehumidifiers in a single wardrobe in this case).
  • Can be dangerous if played with by young children or pets.
  • Users need to attach the hangers themselves, which can be tricky.

ANSIO 94611 interior hanging dehumidifier

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ANSIO Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifier, Condensation Remover, Moisture Absorber, Dehumidifiers for Damp, Mould, Moisture in Wardrobe, Bedroom, Caravan, Bathroom, Basement - 210 g Pack of 6
  • Ansio Easy Hanging Wardrobe Dehumidifier designed to remove dampness & humidity from the air in your wardrobes & home
  • The hydrophilic crystals helps to retain moisture from air and helps combat condensation, damp rooms, allergens in the air, mould, mildew
  • Easy to Hang. Ideal for Wardrobes, caravans, boats, garages anywhere excess moisture is causing a problem
  • The first drop appears within 4-7 days depending on the humidity level. Absorbs up to 3 times it's own weight in water
  • Depending on the humidity level, the product will last between 4 - 6 weeks

This is a powerful yet very effective closet dehumidifier that can be used in all kinds of small spaces. Design specifically to remove humidity from a wardrobe or other small rooms like Caravans and Garages.

The moisture from the air is drawn into a plastic sealed bag and limits the chances of spilling. The handy hanger makes it really easy to store in the closet. 

What We Liked....

  • Super budget friendly: a pack of six costs less than £7.
  • Uses hydrophilic crystals to remove water from the air.
  • Nice and compact.
  • Lasts for between 4 and 6 weeks before it needs to be replaced
  • Designed for use not just in wardrobes but also in car boots, cupboards, caravans, boats and more

What We Didn't Like....

  • Can only absorb up to around 350g of water.
  • Cannot be recycled
  • The crystals within each dehumidifier can be harmful to children and pets

Why a dehumidifier for your wardrobe is such a valuable item to have in your home?

Damp can be very damaging to clothing, and having a closet dehumidifier in your wardrobe will ensure that your closet remains a dry environment. Mould will grow particularly readily on clothing made from plant fibres such as cotton and linen, but all kinds of natural fibres (including silk and wool) are also at risk from mould damage.

Though synthetic clothing may hold out longer against the stains and rotten fibres caused by mould, it can still rapidly succumb to the musty odours associated with mould and mildew damage.

More information about how mould accumulates on clothing, and on the health hazards that this can pose, can be found here.

How to choose the right dehumidifier for your wardrobe?

When deciding on the best closet dehumidifier for your home, there are a few things that you need to consider. These include:

  • Size: is the device large enough to process all of the air in the wardrobe, but compact enough not to take up too much space?
  • Capacity: higher capacity devices will be larger, but they will need to be emptied less frequently.
  • Price: finding the best dehumidifier that is within your budget is usually not difficult as there are a great range of products on the market.
  • Sound: it is natural for a dehumidifier to make some sounds, or at least to cause some vibrations, but certain models will be more noiseless than others.
  • Energy efficiency: a more energy efficient device will both save you money on your electricity bills and be better for the environment overall. You can find out about the energy efficiency of your dehumidifier by checking out its energy efficiency rating this article provides a good explanation of the energy efficiency ratings on UK household appliances.

Types of dehumidifier for wardrobes and closets

There are three main types of dehumidifier that you will come across when seeking a way to keep your wardrobe dry:

  • 1. Battery powered dehumidifiers.
  • 2. Electrical dehumidifiers that need to be plugged in to a power source.
  • 3. Non-electrical dehumidifiers that simply consist of absorbent materials.

What is the best way to use a dehumidifier in your wardrobe?

Firstly, you will need to find the perfect position inside your wardrobe for your closet dehumidifier. It will need to be placed in a location that enables air to circulate freely all around it. Some types of dehumidifiers are wall mounted, whilst others are designed to rest on the floor. 

Secondly, you will need to ensure that your closet dehumidifier has enough battery charge (if it is battery operated) or a constant power supply if it is designed to be plugged in to the electricity. 

Thirdly and finally it is crucial to know how frequently you need to empty the closet dehumidifier of all of the waste water that has been collected in its tank. Some trial and error may be necessary in the first few weeks of use, but you will soon get the hang of it. 

This waste water is not safe for drinking or washing your hands in, but it can be recycled in an eco friendly way if you use it for watering plants or washing your car.

A quick overview of the benefits of a wardrobe dehumidifier

A closet dehumidifier has numerous advantages. Here are five of the most significant advantages of using this product:

  • Your clothing is protected from damage caused by dampness.
  • Your garments are also protected from the stains caused by mould and mildew, which grow in damp environments.
  • The wood of your wardrobe itself will be protected from damp and mould damage. Damp can warp wooden wardrobes and ultimately cause them to weaken, stain and rot.
  • Musty odours associated with mil dewy environments are eliminated so that your garments smell lovely and fresh even when you take them out of the wardrobe after a long period of time.
  • Overall, your garments will last longer and stay in better condition.

Conclusion

The top product on the list above has to be the ANISO Dehumidifier. We like this dehumidifier best as it’s not fantastic value for money, but it lasts much longer than even the electronic devices.

In addition, it has a satisfying visual aspect because it comes in the form of a clear plastic bag which accumulates water drop by drop, enabling you to see how much water has been collected from your wardrobe day by day.

Finally, these dehumidifiers are wonderfully compact, so they are great for taking with you to hotel rooms or just for slipping into your car boot. To check out our whole house solutions why not take a look at some of these dehumidifier reviews

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