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2nd hand dresser

Posted by suggi (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 4, 08 at 17:57

I badly needed and could not afford a dresser in my bedroom and a friend of a friend wanted to get rid of one so I took it. It is in pretty good condition (a bit dirty) and I wanted to clean it out before putting my clothes in it. I took out the drawers and used a weak bleach solution inside and in and around all of the drawers and then used diswashing soap in water and then rinsed it and tried to dry everything the best I could with paper towels. I left the drawers out for about an hour or so and they seemed dry and then put them back in but left them partly open for about 4 hours. 3 levels of drawers and each portion has a bottom to it instead of just a hole where the drawer slides in.

Just wanted to make sure I did the right thing and let it dry long enough as I don't want mold to grow in there now. How long before I can start putting clothes in the dresser?

Thanks for your help.

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RE: 2nd hand dresser

If the wood feels dry, then it probably is. If you are at all concerned, remove the drawers and try to get some sun and air on them for a day.

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