Shenzhen is the most humid city I’ve ever lived in. It seems that 10 months out of the year, everything always feels sweaty: bodies, papers, clothes, candy, floors, walls. And I really do mean everything. The other day, we found a little hairy patch of mold growing on our living room window. On the glass! And then the husband discovered that the back of one of his suit jackets that had been hanging in the wardrobe was covered in mold. Blech!
So we went out and invested in a few of these little dehumidifiers and put them around the apartment. They sell a lot of these dehumidifiers in this part of the world, and they are often very prominently displayed at drugstores. They come in all sorts of flavors, like lemon and lavender. The husband is pretty sensitive to smell, so we had to go with a neutral scent that is fused with charcoal or something like that. I don’t know.
Anyway, I’m also pretty curious about this ceramic dehumidifying egg thingie. It absorbs all the moisture in the air and then you microwave it when it has reached its saturation level. Amazing! But does it work?