2toragemast.jpgWhen I turned eighteen, my mom gave me a large cedar chest as a gift. She used hers for important documents because cedar prevents mold and mildew, which is great because nobody likes mildew, but I don’t think any of my friends were exactly envious of my gift at the time. As it happens, that cedar chest has proven quite useful for storing a couple of my grandmother’s handmade quilts and keeping them in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, the cedar chest is a little impractical for protecting all my clothes. A more compact alternative are natural cedar and lavender blocks by Cedar Fresh. I know…cedar blocks sound so old school right? But you know what’s really old school? Mothballs. Do you really want your treasured coat, the one that looks great with every outfit, or your child’s heirloom baby blankets hanging out with toxic chemicals like naphthalene and paradichlorobenzene (for that special “fruity” smell)? NO! Using cedar and lavender blocks will preserve your clothes and blankets and other items around the house without any toxins. Also? Cedar Fresh makes their cedar blocks from non-endangered red cedarwood and because of the lavender, they smell really good—naturally. Your Grandma’s handmade quilts (and that awesome coat) will thank you!

Find It Here: Cedar Fresh