Leather clothes, shoes, and accessories are prone to mildew and mold growth if stored in an area where moisture and heat levels are too high. It only takes one spore to start a mildew colony, so it's important to remove mildew as soon as possible. Water and vinegar is another simple way to rid clothing of mildew. Use equal parts white vinegar and water, and soak the solution on soiled areas to remove mild stains. For tougher stains, try full-strength vinegar instead. Comprised of boron, sodium, oxygen and water, borax is an all-natural mineral that's sometimes used to fight mildew. Mix two liters of water with two cups of borax, and rub the solution into mildewed areas on clothing. These are the hallmarks of mildew on clothes: a fungus problem that occurs in damp, warm conditions. The wet laundry left in the machine too long, the sweaty gym wear that spent a bit too much time lurking in the laundry hamper: you might not want to snuggle into these clothes, but mildew loves them.

Vent your clothes dryer to the outside. Make sure the vent is clear of obstructions, such as lint, and that there are no holes that leak air. If the vent duct is damaged, replace it with a metal duct.