Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CEDAR HANGER RINGS IN THE FARM CLOSETS

Cedar hanger rings
Has anyone ever used these?  I found them on sale at a store and I thought we should try them out.  They are fresh cedar rings that you simply put over your clothes hanger.  They don't interfere with putting your clothes on the hangers and I guess they keep clothes fresh and of course repel moths.  It's definitely an interesting item and cedar has long been used as a repellent in homes around the world.

There were 20 rings in each package (I bought two packages) and so I put a few on some hangers.  I must say, from the time I put them on until we left, they made the whole closet smell of cedar.  It was nice.  If nothing else, I guess we'll just leave them on and enjoy that fresh smell when we open the door.  It reminds me of an old cedar closet or cedar chest.

So this got me to thinking, are there any other suggestions for things like this to keep in closets and/or drawers?  Maybe more cedar?  Any essential oil?  Not for mice per se, but just other creepy crawlies and flying things?

Cedar hanger rings in closet


7 comments:

oldewave said...

peppermint oil repels all kinds of stuff like ants, mice, roaches, & etc

LindaG said...

Oh, interesting. Will have to research this on the internet. Thank you, oldewave.

And thank you, 1st Man for the post!

Annnightflyer said...

cedar works wonders.My grandfather used to have his own woodworking shop(remember Im from the south) and he made things like shelves and miniture baby beds and jewelry boxes from cedar he would go out and cut himself.His whole huse would smell like cedar.It gave the house a "clean" smell.So yeah use it cause it smells soooo good!

1st Man said...

I love the smell of peppermint, so that's a great idea. I'll have to do some research too, thank you!!

1st Man said...

I LOOOOOVE the smell of cedar. I can't imagine what the whole house must have smelled like. Somewhere down the road, much down the road when I don't have anything else major to work on, I would love to convert the three closets in the farmhouse to cedar closets using those tongue and groove planks. I've always wanted a cedar closet. Fond memories of your Grandfather, thanks for sharing them with us!!

Moonwaves said...

Lavender is the other thing to use for repelling moths. Has to be very strong though - nearly to the point of being really horrible. Have been suffering moths for over a year now. So very difficult to get rid of them once they've moved in but I have to admit that I haven't been very consistent on making sure to get everything washed and cleaned. I get a certain amount done and then just get sick of it and give up. Until they start appearing again. Am slowly making progress but one thing I did do was make sure to get lots of lavender stuff into my wardrobes and drawers so at least the clothes I use all the time are safe enough. Have some nice lavender sachets and one of the strong moth-repellent lavender liquid air freshener type things. Like the look of those cedar rings, though. I should look into getting some of them. Because of those moths I also ended up having to throw out most of my (small) basket collection. I had one basket that I was keeping felting supplies in - pure wool and silk. Heaven for moths and I had to dump the whole lot. There was no point in keeping the basket because trying to clean it and make sure there were no moth eggs or anything left seemed impossible. So for now I'm sticking to plastic boxed with lids and just have the one basket for groceries that lives in the kitchen and so wasn't affected. I was just remembering that when I read your post on your basket collection the other day. One day, I'll move and then I'll try that again.

1st Man said...

You always write the most informative comments, we love it! I love the smell of lavender so that's not a problem, ha. Don't make me worry about moths, lol. Now I'll have to keep an eye on that. Sorry about you losing your wool and silk, I know that hurt. Plastic is good though, not the most attractive of course, ha, but it's the most practical huh? Thanks for the info.