Friday, May 4, 2012

Secrets in the attic?

I get told by folks all the time how they want to use attics or garages for stockpiling.  You can look at videos online and find many people showing off their stockpile in an unheated space.....  If it isn't a temperature controlled environment, then you are limited as to what should be stored in the space. Wild swings in temps can destroy a stockpile. So what would I store in an  attic?

Things I WOULD store in the attic
(Keep in mind I would store things in plastic bins clearly labeled...)

~ Paper products, without adhesive (paper plates, napkins, TP, tampons but not pads)
~ wrapping paper
~ Christmas/Seasonal decorations
~ garbage bags
~ Ziploc bags
~ foil
~ EMPTY canning jars
~ fabric
~ tents
~ sleeping bags
~ blankets
~ out of season clothes
~ old furniture

 Things I would NOT store in the attic:

 ~ Any  Food/Drink items
~ Can goods
~ products with "sticky" or elastic, or spandex
~ HBA items
~ detergents
~ water
~ meds/first aid
~ gas, kerosene, propane, lamp oils
~ candles, matches, lighters
~ batteries
~ electronics or Faraday cage/boxes
~ seeds
~ junk/clutter broken or unwanted items ~ just get rid of it


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