What you need to know about Moth Balls to protect your vintage clothing
They are small balls of pesticide like Naphthalene and Dichlorobenzene to repel clothing moths from stored clothing.
Prolonged exposure to moth balls can make your clothing smell like, well, moth balls. Try washing and airing-out stored clothing long before wearing them. Even hanging them outside over night will help the odor dissipate. A quick spritz of fabric spray will also help.
Alternatives to Moth Balls
If Moth Balls are not for you, try the cedar wood repellent as an alternative. And
Here are some other alternative ideas that some people have suggested:
- Bay leaves
- Cedar blocks (sand regularly to refresh)
- Cedar shavings (pet rodent bedding)
- Cinnamon sticks