10 things you should never store in your basement

Unfinished basements can be a great place to store items you don’t use all the time.

Before you stash something under the house, consider if it will hold up when left in a cool and often damp space.

The following items won’t do so well.

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Your child’s favourite toys—especially stuffed animals and other plush toys—should be stored in an area other than the basement.

Dust mites, other insects and even mice may infest the toys if given the chance.

If you must store toys in the basement or under the house, make sure they are secured in airtight containers.

Best store make a handy storage unit so they can keep them out of the way in their bedroom

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