Monday, June 11, 2007

I've been meaning to write about this for ages...

Maybe everyone already knows about this but I was really surprised when I first got here and was told that I'd need to buy some dehydrators. Basically Korea is a really humid place and the rainy season hasn't even happened yet and so you need these handy dehydrators for your closets, drawers, under you bed, where your shoes are kept and all sorts of other fun places. Why? Well, otherwise things start to get musty and skanky and may even begin to mold. I'm not sure of the lifespan of a dehydrator but this is only the second time I've had to buy some. You'll notice they come in many handy sizes (the envelope ones are good for drawers). Also the one on the right is a used dehydrator, filled with water, and the one of the left is new and unopened. It's hard to tell the difference with a picture though. This post is geared towards people who are either thinking of coming to Korea or who don't already have enough useless information stored in their brains.

3 comments:

Carter said...

The dehyrators run out when the top white stuff turns into liquid and accumulates in the bottom half. Then you have to break the paper seal, dump out all the water and then throw it out. I have so many in my super tiny apartment!!

Melissa said...

I had to buy one of those for my closet here, when it was leaking. It's basically just a bunch of salts in the top portion, and as they absorb water, they turn into liquid and run into the collector portion. But it's kind of gross because mold can grow in the liquid if they're left around too long. Thank goodness they make those things!

Faerynight said...

Hmmmm, I wonder if I should get some for my closets as it gets humid here, i have AC though so I guess that works too.