Sunday, October 23, 2022

Have You Heard of DampRid? I Tried It, Check Out This Personal Review

Review of DampRid - Yes or No?

We don't have a dehumidifier in our basement.

We weren't in the mood to make that purchase yet.

We knew we had to do something with that typically musty smell you get in the basement, and I had seen commercials for a product called "DampRid." 

So, of course, off I went to investigate.

What is DampRid?

Basically, DampRid is a hanging moisture absorber that helps to rid a space of humidity and, thus, odors.

You can use it just about anywhere; closets, basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, storage, garages, boats, RVs, and more.

They're designed to last approximately 60 days. However, they lasted at least 90 days in my basement.

How Does Damp Rid Work?

It comes with 3 hanging moisture-absorbent packets per box.

Yes, it has a hanger hook on each one, so it's easy to hang anywhere.

Essentially it's a dehumidifier that doesn't need electricity.

The top half of the bag has scented (or unscented) absorbent crystals, and the bottom has an empty bag that will slowly fill with water as the moisture is pulled from the air.

How I Used DampRid

I took the three hanging bags and put them in three different spots in our basement.

Then, I forgot about it.

After going to check it months later, I noticed that the bottom bag for each had, in fact, filled with water it drew from the air.

I figured it would work, but I was still surprised to see the water there - yep, it indeed worked.

Did It Make Our Basement Smell Better?

Yes, DampRid did, in fact, get rid of the stinky/musty smell in our basement. 

Just be aware that when you first hang the product up, the scented crystals are quite strong, but the scent does fade.

I like the strong smell, but others with sensitivities may not.

If you're sensitive to smells, they do offer a fragrance-free product.

Would I Recommend DampRid?

Heck yes!

In fact, I bought a second box of three hanging packets and put them in the basement again.

Our basement absolutely smells better, and humidity is being drawn out. 

Obviously, it's not as good as an electric dehumidifier, but I'm happy with this product.

I don't want something else to plug in to drive up our hydro bill! So, this product serves the purpose.

Granted, I have to keep replacing it every 90 days or so, but I'm willing to do that.

I'm actually considering another box for my closets.

If you're ok with scented products, go ahead and give this one a try. However, they do offer a scent-free product.

Five stars.

You can find it on Amazon here.

Note: The author may receive a commission from purchases made using links found in this article. “As an Amazon Associate I (we) earn from qualifying purchases.”


  1. Okay, you had me stumped. I have never heard of DampRid before today. This sounds like a product that many home owners would be happy to know about. Glad to hear that it works! Now I know and will share this a lot!

  2. I've never had a need to use DampRid, but I HAVE heard of it. Pleased to hear that it works well and does what it was intended to do. Excellent review, Barbara. Thank you.

  3. We used DampRid in our basement for a couple of years, until we finally found and fixed a slow leak that was causing mold, mildew and that musty smell.

    We used the large bucket size, which lasts a lot longer than the smaller hanging packets. We were shocked the first time we saw the amount of moisture that the bucket of crystals gradually absorbed from the ambient air! Great product.

  4. I am sensitive to odors and the real question for me would be would I prefer to smell the crystals for a little while, or would I rather smell that awful musty smell you mentioned. I would certainly opt to try the crystals in DampRid before I ruled it out due to smell. Since it pulls the water from the air, I suspect it would be quite beneficial. I know several people who cannot tolerate damp air.

    1. Hi again, I did modify the article to include that they do offer a fragrance free product - I hadn't checked for this before, but yes, they do offer it :)

  5. I have not heard of Damprid before but it sounds like a very useful product and good that it does not use electricity!. We don't have a basement or anywhere particularly damp but I do wonder if it would be useful when hanging up damp laundry inside during the winter? I would have to go for the non scented option so glad they do that. Thank you for your review and recommendation.

    1. They say you can use it where you want; closets, bathrooms, laundry rooms etc, so I would say yes

  6. Damprid sounds like an interesting alternative to a dehumidifier. Thanks for the review.


Review This Reviews Quick View Home Page

The Review This Reviews Contributors

Cynthia SylvestermouseDawn Rae BMary Beth - mbgphotoBrite-IdeasWednesday ElfOlivia MorrisRenaissanceWomanThe Savvy AgeMargaret SchindelRaintree AnnieTreasures by BrendaSam MonacoTracey BoyerLou16BarbRadBev OwensBuckHawkDecoratingforEventsHeather426Coletta TeskeMissMerFaeryMickie_G


Review This is Dedicated to the
Memory of Our Beloved Friend and Fellow Contributor

Susan DeppnerSusan Deppner

We may be apart, but
You Are Not Forgotten

“As an Amazon Associate I (we) earn from purchases.” Disclosure Statement