Best Dehumidifier for Wardrobe and Closet

Whenever we experience an increase in the temperatures and humidity it is more than likely that issues of dampness will arise as a result, and for homeowners, this is an issue that they would rather avoid.

However, once the damp and mold have arrived they like to make their presence known, causing potential damage to your home and belongings, for this reason, the use of a dehumidifier is likely to be the most effective method in rectifying this issue.

Basements, in particular, tend to attract a large amount of damp and mold and so it is important to select the right dehumidifier that is compatible with the size of your basement.

If you are a little unsure of the best dehumidifier for your basement, we have browsed the market selecting our top five picks of the best machines. Below, you will also find a handy buyer’s guide with our top tips for choosing the best product that is going to get to work in rectifying the issue effectively.

Are you in a hurry? If you don’t have the time to continue reading, we have selected our top pick for you below.

Summary of reviews

Product name Dehumidification CapacityColor Dimensions (inches)Product link
Good Worth Mini Renewable Cordless Dehumidifier 200ml/6.76oz per cyclewhite11.2 x 7.4 x 4.1 inches
Eva Dry Wireless Mini DehumidifierAbsorbing capacity up to 6ozWhite Sand9 x 8.25 x 2.88 inches

VERITAS Small Dehumidifier Approx.20 gsm in 3 hours.white7 x 6.5 x 2.25 inches

UooEA Mini Renewable Dehumidifiercapacity up to 5oz.white8.3 x 8.3 x 4.7 inches

Vacplus Moisture Absorber Packets9.8OZwhite9.76 x 7.32 x 5.82 inches

Good Worth Mini Renewable Cordless Dehumidifier


This is the ideal dehumidifier for a wardrobe or closet!

This donut shaped dehumidifier uses a renewable dehumidifying agent to absorb any moisture in the surrounding area and in doing so, helps to eliminate odors that such humidity can cause.

It’s a fantastic choice for a closet, not only because it’s so compact but also because there’s an integrated hanger so you can hang it up on your closet’s rack. Once in place, it can absorb up to a staggering 200ml of moisture.

We’ll be surprised if you get this much water in your wardrobe. You can then leave it there and it will continue to work for anything between 20 to 30 days.

When this time is up, it does not need to be replaced at all. Instead you simply renew it by placing it on it’s drying base. When stacked on the drying base it makes a great looking ornament with its sleek white stacked donut aesthetic.

It only takes 2 to 3 hours before the dehumidifier is ready to go all over again. But that’s not all! It also comes with a special shoe drying rack, and we think this feature is great because even if you use an umbrella in the rain your shoes are bound to get wet, and you need dehumidifying effects on your shoes more than your other clothes.

Because the dehumidifier agent is completely renewable, there is no need to make any repeat purchases, which makes it great value for money. But on the flip side of course if you wanted to get one for every wardrobe in the house then the cost will build up a little.

And because the dehumidifier agent absorbs the moisture so completely without creating a collection of water, then there is no danger of leaks or spillages.


  • Completely renewable
  • Integrated hanger
  • Great aesthetic appeal
  • Handy shoe drying rack
  • Good value for money

  • The dehumidifying agent in the doughnut is not replaceable, so once that goes you’ll have to buy a new dehumidifier

Eva Dry Wireless Mini Dehumidifier


We also love this little dehumidifier that comes from the well established brand Eva-Dry.

It’s great for use in wardrobes, not just because it’s so compact, but also because it comes with a hook you can mount on the back to hang it on your wardrobe rack. There, the silica gel technology inside can absorb up to 4 to 6 ounces of moisture (that’s a lot for a wardrobe).

And better yet, this silica gel is completely renewable, and you don’t have to repeatedly buy refills. When it’s absorbed as much moisture as it can, you can simply plug it in in a well ventilated area to restore the gel’s moisture absorbing properties.

You can tell when it needs a reset when the silica beads which you can see through the front of the device change from orange to green.

And because the dehumidifier agent absorbs the moisture so completely without creating a collection of water, then there is no danger of leaks or spillages.

Eva-Dry are so confident in the quality of this product that they offer a warranty that lasts a whopping 5 years.

If you’re interested in this product, then you should really follow the link to the Amazon page, because Amazon often has some really good deals on this item, and has it available for under $15, which makes it excellent value for money.

Especially when you consider that the manufacturer claims it can keep on working for up to 10 years. Better yet Amazon sometimes sells these in packs, so you could get all the wardrobes and closets in your house kitted out.


  • Completely renewable
  • No messy leaks or spills
  • Long product lifespan
  • Hangs in wardrobe
  • 5 year warranty.

  • It can take quite a while for the silica gel to renew

VERITAS Small Dehumidifier


This is yet another great dehumidifier for a wardrobe.  Not least because it’s so small and compact, but also because it comes with a loop, to allow you to put it over a clothes hanger in your wardrobe. 

Once in place the desiccant silica crystals can absorb up to 150ml of moisture from your clothes.  And you can leave it there to absorb moisture from your clothes for up to about 20 days.

At this point it won’t be able to absorb any more moisture.  However that is not the end of the story, because the silica crystals are totally renewable. 

Once the window for the crystals has turned from blue to pink, you know it needs a reset, and all you have to do is use the included USB lead to “recharge” the crystals.  It will heat up a little during the recharge but this is normal and nothing to worry about.

The device is entirely enclosed, and as the water is absorbed rather than collected in a pool, there is no risk of leaks or spillages.

The silica crystals themselves are non-toxic, flame-resistant, contain no harmful chemicals and are perfectly safe around pets or small children.

If you wanted to use it in other places besides your closets, it has a flat bottom to allow it to sit on any flat surface.

It’s a very affordable item, and because it’s completely renewable, makes for excellent value for money.



  • Completely renewable
  • Hangs in wardrobe
  • No risk of leaks or spillages
  • Excellent value for money

  • It can take up to 12 hours for the dehumidifying agent to reset

UooEA Mini Renewable Dehumidifier


Here’s another great renewable dehumidifier for wardrobes and closets.

While it doesn’t come with a hook or hanger, you should easily find a place for it in your closet because the humidifying part is only the size of a standard water bottle. And once in place the silica gel can absorb up to 5 ounces of water from your clothes.

If you can you should try to keep it somewhat central in your closet, because the device can absorb moisture from a full 360 degrees around it.

Where this particular dehumidifier stands out against the other ones we’re showing you is that when the dehumidifier part is returned to its renewing base, it will only take about 2 hours before the dehumidifier is ready to use all over again.

It can work for up to 2 to 3 weeks and you can tell when it needs recharging because the silica gel inside, which you can see at the top of the device turns from bright orange to dark brown.

Another great thing about this device is that there’s no leakage, no risk of spilling, and no reverse osmosis puting the moisture back into the air. And better yet, there’s no need for any repeat purchases which you’d have to do if you went with some of the alternatives.

And while it comes at a higher price than the other ones we’re showing you, with it’s quick turnaround time, you could easily consecutively use it in each wardrobe and closet in your home, rather than have to part with more cash to get one for each wardrobe.

That said, if you did want to buy more than one, there are bundles you can get on Amazon, whereby you get one renewing base, and up to 3 dehumidifier cylinders.


  • No leakage or spilling
  • No repeat buys required
  • 360 degree air inlet
  • Very quick to renew

  • No hanger included.
  • Premium product at a premium price

Vacplus Moisture Absorber Packets


This is the only dehumidifier item for wardrobes and closets that made our Top 5 Picks that isn’t renewable.

It made our list because (1) it comes as a pack of 10, so you should have more than enough for every wardrobe in your home, and (2) because each dehumidifier bag can absorb a whopping 9.8 ounces of water in one stint.  You can just leave it there and forget about it. 

They are specifically designed for use in wardrobes with their little hangers on top of each bag, and they work in much the same way as the other dehumidifiers we’ve shown you, in that they hold moisture absorbing ingredients, in this case calcium chloride, which will remove all the excess moisture from your clothes. This chemical does not smell.

Where these bags are different is that you can actually see how much water is being absorbed because it’s all collected in the lower part of the bag.  This makes it a great choice for assessing just how bad your damp problem is in your closet.  You should see results within 3 short days.

You can rest assured however that this water will not spill or leak, which is thanks to it’s one way permeable packaging.

And because these dehumidifier bags don’t need recharging, they don’t need any electricity at all ever, and are therefore in that respect quite environmentally friendly.


  • Absorbs a lot of moisture
  • You can see water collected
  • No electricity needed
  • Hang in wardrobe

  • Not renewable, repeat purchases necessary over time


Best Dehumidifier for Wardrobe and Closet Buying Guide

Ok, so here’s everything you might want to think about before you buy. 

How it works 

Since it’s not convenient to use a large electric dehumidifier in an enclosed space such as a closet, then instead you will need one that works a little differently, by using moisture absorbing chemicals instead. 

How small is the device? 

If you have a lot of clothes in your wardrobe or closet, then the smaller your dehumidifier device the better.  This was one of the main criteria we looked at when selecting our Top 5 Picks. 

If you can hang the device onto your wardrobe’s clothes rack, which the majority of our Top 5 Picks do, then this would be ideal, but failing that you may need to make some space on your wardrobe floor. 

How effective is the device? 

The effectiveness of a dehumidifier for a wardrobe is best judged by how much water it can absorb.  We recommend that you go for a dehumidifier that will absorb at least 4 ounces of water or 150 ml.  

Of course if you think you need something more powerful you should go for it.  Out of our Top 5 Picks, the one that can absorb the most moisture is our Number 5 Pick, the Vacplus Moisture Absorber Packets. 

Value for Money 

When it comes to dehumidifiers for wardrobes and closet, value for money is not just about how much money you part with for the initial purchase, but whether you’ll need to pay out for any repeat purchases, since the market is flooded with dehumidifiers and damp traps that cannot be renewed. 

And if you need dehumidifiers for several different wardrobes, closets etc in your home, then value for money becomes more important still. 

Out of our Top 5 Picks, the dehumidifier which we think offers the best value for money is our Number 2 Pick, the Eva Dry Wireless Mini Dehumidifier. 

How environmentally friendly is it?

OK, so this might not necessarily be important to you, but it is important to some.  Wardrobe dehumidifiers such as the ones in our Top 5 Picks are actually better for the environment than their electric counterparts. 

This is because renewable wardrobe dehumidifiers only require electricity when they need recharging – and they can go for weeks without needing to be recharged.  They are very energy efficient.


Brand isn’t too important when it comes to dehumidifiers that are specifically for wardrobes and closets.  But we can certainly understand if you feel more confident in your purchases when it comes from a good, well established brand.  And if that’s what you want to do, then we can recommend our Number Pick, the Eva-dry E-333 Renewable Mini Dehumidifier. 

Customer Reviews

Before you part with your hard earned cash, we suggest that you always do your homework on dehumidifiers, and check out a few customer reviews.  We’re not saying that you need to read every review (that could take forever!) but rather just get a feel for what people are saying about the particular item you’re interested in.

We find that Amazon is a good site for checking out customer reviews, not just because there’s usually a good amount of reviews to go through, but also because the manufacturer’s websites typically only show the positive reviews they’ve received, whereas Amazon will show both positive and critical reviews, and present a very fair and honest picture.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prevent mold, mildew and unwanted odors in my clothes?

Removing excess moisture in your wardrobes with a dehumidifier is just one way of preventing your clothes from giving off unpleasant smells.  Here are some more ideas for you, in no particular order:

  • Use fragranced laundry detergent
  • Use fragranced fabric softener
  • Use fragranced tumble dryer sheets
  • Keep your wardrobe and closet doors open
  • Try to address all damp issues in the home
  • Keep a look out for mold and mildew
  • Don’t pack clothes too tightly in your closets
  • Avoid storing clothes in sealed containers
  • Make sure clothes are dry before storing away
  • Don’t store items on the closet floor