Mrs Hinch fans share £1 trick to banishing condensation from windows this winter

As the weather starts to get colder, you may have noticed that when you wake up in the morning, there’s a thin layer of condensation on your windows. When left untreated, this water could cause mould to grow on the seal around your windows and cause all sorts of problems, so it’s best to tackle the problem as soon as you see it.

Wiping down your windows every morning can be time-consuming though, so thankfully, fans of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch have said there’s something else you can do to get rid of condensation, Express.co.uk reports – and it can cost as little as £1 to buy.

In a group on Facebook, one person asked her fellow cleaning enthusiasts: “How can I prevent this much condensation? We get it on both bedrooms windows, they’re drenched every morning! We wipe the windows every day and crack the windows and have these moisture absorbers, any tips are welcome!”

And commenters on the post all told the woman to invest in a dehumidifier, as it will help to draw the moisture out of the air and stop it from building up on the windows.

You can purchase electric dehumidifiers that plug in and work to actively suck moisture from the air, but these can be costly to purchase as well as using energy to run – which isn’t ideal if you’re trying to keep your bills down this winter.

But for a cheaper solution, you can also buy disposable dehumidifiers that need to be thrown away once they get filled with water, and these can be found for as little as £1 from Poundshop.com for a pack of two – meaning they actually cost just 50p each.

One commenter on the Facebook post said: “A dehumidifier will help massively.”

While another added: “Invest in a dehumidifier. Unfortunately happens in the winter months on most houses.”

And a third wrote: “I bought a dehumidifier and was surprised how much water it collected.”

“I had the same problem. I tried everything,” someone else stated, “the only thing that worked was a dehumidifier. It’s excellent. Just put it in the hall. I have nothing on my windows now.”

If you do fancy buying an electric dehumidifier, they can also be used to help dry clothes without using a tumble dryer, as they will draw moisture from your clothes.

John Lewis sells a MeacoDry ABC Dehumidifier for £149.99, while Currys stocks the Essentials C10DH19 Dehumidifier, which is currently on sale at £99.99, down from £109.

And if a dehumidifier isn’t your thing, other Mrs Hinch fans suggest using items such as salt, washing up liquid, a window vacuum, and even just keeping a window open to promote air circulation.

Someone said: “Put plates of normal salt near windows. I had a caravan and when we had to shut it down for winter I used to do this for dampness. It totally worked and is so cheap!”

As someone else added: “Have the window open on the first latch. Enough for air to circulate but not enough to be cold.”