1. Dry out wet soiled clothes before throwing them into the laundry bag or clothes hamper.
2. Do not starch household linen that is to be stored for long periods, or don't store clothes that are unclean.
3. Leave open once in a while closets, cabinets or drawers to freshen air and keep interiors dry. Or, use a handy hair dryer now and then to discourage moisture build-up.
4. Brush thoroughly upholstered furniture or rugs that show mildew. If possible, do this outdoors where they get lots of sun and fresh air. Should mildew stains remain stubborn, sponge lightly with thick suds, then wipe clean with damp cloth. Or, use half-and-half solution of alcohol and water, but use the solution sparingly, then dry very well.
5. Wipe moldy leather such as bags or belts with half-and-half solution of water and alcohol, then air dry before an electric fan. When dry, apply thin coat of paste wax for protection as well as to restore shine.
6. Keep a small electric bulb open continuously in closed book case so that it will stay dry in damp weather. If books are damp, dust cornstarch or talcum powder between the leaves, letting it stay until all moisture has been absorbed.