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.
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.
You want to save your favourite books from childhood to give to your kids or grandkids someday, but storing them in the basement isn’t the best solution.
Silverfish are insects that thrive in dark, damp environments such as basements and crawl spaces and the bugs love to feast on starchy substances, such as the glue that binds books.
Eaither way you may have to clean the basement. Here’s the best non-toxic products to use.
Rugs and carpeting
Rolled up rugs and carpeting make great homes for insects and mice so consider storing them in a spot other than the basement or under the house.
The rug and carpet fibres will also absorb moisture and odour, which may ruin them if left for long periods. Need a new rug? One of the quickest and most affordable ways to revamp a room is to lay a rug.