Everyone on TikTok loves this clever hack to stop condensation on windows. Fortunately, it’s easy to try because you already have everything you need in your pantry – salt.
With the colder weather, it’s inevitable that the condensation on our windows decides to make a repeated, unwelcome appearance. If you’re figuring out how to get rid of moisture, this hack using just a bowl of salt that went viral on TikTok might be worth trying.
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The TikTok video (opens in a new tab) demonstrating the salt hack went viral, garnering over 3.2 million views, with fans commenting on the quick tip. Lynsey Queen of Clean has previously shared her hack to stop condensation on windows, but we can never have too many hacks in our back pocket.
The hack is pretty self-explanatory. Put some salt in a bowl and place it on the desired windowsill and leave it overnight. You can buy table salt from ASDA (opens in a new tab) for as little as 65p, although it’s more likely you already have some in your pantry.
The result should be a more or less condensation-free window. In the TikTok video, they revealed that there was still some water left, but nothing that a little cloth can’t fix. After all, it’s probably a quicker job than wiping it down completely without the preventative methods.
Fans took to the comments to agree with the salt hack, saying: ‘My Nanna has salt bowls everywhere, it’s a game changer.’ One even commented saying, ‘That’s why I have salt lamps that they suck in at night and release when they’re turned on. Open the window during the day, let the humidity out.’
Experts have also recommended the use of another common household ingredient to stop condensation on windows: baking soda. Owen Whitlock, interior design expert at Beanbags.co.uk (opens in a new tab) advises: “Just fill a small bowl with baking soda and place it on the windowsill. Over time, you will notice that the baking soda will harden as it absorbs the moisture. When this happens, you should replace it with fresh baking soda.’
If you’ve spent time choosing the perfect windows, the last thing you want to deal with is a stubborn case of condensation. Whether it’s salt or baking soda, it’s worth a try. It could be the ideal solution for you.