Jul 102007

The thing about tips is that none of them will work if I don’t actually use them. Which I found out the hard way a few years ago when I was looking for an out of season clothing item and found moths crawling around in my hero’s and my cashmere sweaters, still under my bed.

What really works is to store winter clothing in the freezer.

Moth eggs when they have been frozen for a certain length of time (anybody know the exact length?) will never hatch. Works with flour too.

Aug 012006

You may have noticed, if you visited my recent home tour, that my closet is rather small. Small, but it’s all mine. Consequently, I have no one but myself to blame for the fact that, until recently anyway, the aroma bore close resemblance to a boy’s locker room.

I’ve tried baking soda. I’ve tried dryer sheets. I’ve even tried car air fresheners. What works: I stuff my shoes with dryer sheets, plus a magic ingredient. Each dryer sheet has a drop or two of lavender essential oil added.

Lavender is also supposed to repel moths. Beats moth balls!

Oh yes, that’s right … it Works For Me!