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Removing Mold on Stored Christmas Decorations

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Christmas decorations are often stored in basements or other unconditioned spaces without being thoroughly cleaned. This can result in mold and mildew growth. This is a guide about removing mold on stored Christmas decorations.


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December 4, 2016

Every year I store my outside decorations in giant totes in the garage. I've never had any issues. This year, I opened one up and all the wooden decor is covered with mold! Is there any way to save it? Some of it is old and I don't mind getting rid of it, but some are really cute pieces. Any suggestions? Thanks.


December 7, 20160 found this helpful
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I always attack mold in steps. I start with diluted vinegar then warm diluted color safe bleach if the former didn't work :)

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Wash in a weak solution of bleach, or hydrogen peroxide if they are coloured. Perhaps you need a new storage box!

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Wipe what you can with paper towels and water and (put on plastic gloves) using a fine spray and diluted bleach, re-wiping, and drying until all gone.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

Wipe down with bleach and a rag. Put through a quick cycle in your dishwasher after that. Remove and dry.

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