Mildew: not tasty like Mountain Dew

Dear women-in-the-know,

I’ve spent my summer at a summer camp and have gotten my money’s worth
out of my double stroller. It has endured bugs, kids with dirty diapers,
and lugged pounds worth of stuff, but it has also contracted mildew.

I’ve heard to use tilex and hose it off. Is there a natural way to rid
this valuable part of my life of the ‘dew?


mildewed out

WinkIvy says:

First, I’d like to apologize for this coming so late, Heather and I both have been having problems with our spam filters being too strong on our email. I have actually removed my spam filter, so bring on the email. Also, if you have sent us an email and have gotten no response in the past, oh, month, please resend.

Now, for the question at hand. Tea tree oil is a great natural fungicide. For your stroller, I would mix 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil and 2 cups of water, put it in a spray bottle and spray the crap out of your stroller. Don’t rinse, just leave it to sit. Within 24-48 hours, your stroller should no longer be funky.

Other things that work on mildew: bleach and vinegar. I don’t think vinegar works better than the tea tree oil, though. But if you are wanting a quick fix with something you have on hand, you could try it.  Let us know how it works out for ya!

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