Aromatic cedar closets are becoming more popular, and for good reason! Cedar closets do a lot more than smell good. High end hotels and homes are featuring cedar lined closets. Closet system designers are using cedar more and more. If you are interested in learning about cedar, its benefits, and how you might use it at home, then read on.
First, let’s talk about the benefits of using cedar in a closet. Cedar has a wonderful aroma that can last a lifetime. If your cedar walls, cedar shelves, or cedar hangers begin to lose their scent, you can gently brush over them with a fine-grit sandpaper to renew the aroma.
Cedar does more than awaken your senses and soothe your nerves when you smell it. Cedar actually has a deodorizing quality. This is useful in closets because it absorbs odors that may come from shoes or other heavily used items. Even using cedar hangers alone will do this and keep your wardrobe smelling fresh and clean.
Cedar also absorbs moisture. Humid environments and a close proximity to a bathroom can let a lot of moisture into your closet. Clothes hold the moisture, so it is difficult to get rid of. You may have mold or mildew in your carpet, behind the baseboards, or anywhere in your closet that you can’t see. Cedar absorbs the moisture and prevents mildew and mold from forming.