Is there something you can put in storage containers to keep mold from growing?
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First understand what your dealing with, mold in many forms has been around since the dawn of time. There are a few things you can do to prevent mold:
- First remove any source of Moisture
- Control the temperature if you really want to stop mold growth
- Place your goods in breathable containers; use cedar to prevent insects
The best thing to use is silica gel packets, which can be purchased on line, you can buy reusable packets, place them in the oven for 20 minutes at a low temp removes any moisture and drop one after cooling into your storage container.
You will find little gel packets in electronics, small appliance, even some dog food packages, it will not hurt the skin if it come in contact and is fairly cheap.
DO NOT REUSE THE ONES IN Packages, buy the right ones
Damp Rid is calcium chloride it becomes a liquid when used as a dehydrator and is corrosive when a liquid, it is also used for ICE removal in the winter time.
OK for rooms and closets where it doesn't come in contact with your stored contents
You can go to the EPA's web site for additional information Mold and Mold prevention
Purchased tomato sauce should be stored in a cool, dry place. When referring to homemade tomato sauce, how it is stored depends on how long one wants to keep it. # Use clean, sanitized containers. # Keep it covered (limits mold exposure). # Cool it quickly and thoroughly. Use shallow containers and refrigerate or use an ice bath. # Refrigerate at 40°F or below. Use within a week. Check for signs of spoilage before use…
Many scrapbookers favour clear plastic storage containers. The main advantage of these clear boxes is that it's easy to see what they contain at a glance. This saves time searching through several boxes to find what's required. Stacking boxes are also popular as they save space and enable the scrapbooker to keep all their supplies together in one place.
Food can stay fresh for a longer period of time if you use proper storage methods. Keep foods in airtight containers with lids. For items that will be going into the freezer use sealed bags to help keep them fresh. Buy only small quantities of perishable fruits so that they will be used up before they spoil.