Dealing With Excessive Moisture in a Small Space?

Dealing With Excessive Moisture in a Small Space?

Aaron Able
Dec 8, 2009

Q: My fiance and I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment — about 350 square feet. We have a small galley-style kitchen and the door into our tiny bathroom is off of our kitchen. The problem is, there isn't a fan over the stove or in the bathroom so whenever you take a shower, have water boiling on the stove, etc, EVERY single window in this back area of our apartment gets steamed up…

Sent by Tiffany

…In the summer and fall, we just kept the windows open so the moisture wouldn't build up, but with winter coming it's just too cold to keep a window open. And worse yet, no matter how much we clean, or light candles, it still smells off when you first walk into the apartment, and I can't help but think it's because of the moisture built up in our apartment. We've thought about buying a de-humidifier but there aren't any plugs in the kitchen/bathroom area to plug it into, plus we've only seen ones that are $100+ which we can't really spend right now. Has anyone had this problem before? Any solutions?

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