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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.
I always attack mold in steps. I start with diluted vinegar then warm diluted color safe bleach if the former didn't work :)
Wash in a weak solution of bleach, or hydrogen peroxide if they are coloured. Perhaps you need a new storage box!
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.
Wipe down with bleach and a rag. Put through a quick cycle in your dishwasher after that. Remove and dry.