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My DS is growing by the day, and he's outgrown a lot of his diapes. I'm selling most, but want to pack certain special diapers and covers away for my next baby (probably not for another year or so). How does everyone else pack their diapers away? Do I need to put them in ziplock freezer bags or anything like that to keep them "fresh" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br><br>
Are their certain diapers that store better than others? I'm packing mostly wool and hemp, but also a few HH's and FB's.
 

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Hmmm, my only experience in this regard is when I retire diapers of Ian's and they go to storage. I do a wash w/two rinses like I normally would (my normal wash routine) to get them clean, then a strip wash (super hot water with no detergent) to ensure no detergent residue is leftover and then put them in an airtight plastic packing container with a secure lid and into the attic they go. I haven't had any problems when I've brought them out of storage to sell or give away and I did have some that had sat up there for a year. I'm actually buying ahead for this baby and I plan to do the same. HTH! I'm glad you posted this b/c I'd like to hear what everyone else does too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Bump to see if any other mamas have input <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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because that will attract moths and such. Also make sure they are DRY. Natural fibers need to breathe so pack in an acid free box and be sure to add some lavender, eucalyptus, or cedar balls and even cedar shavings work well in a nylon. Don't let the herbs or cedar contact the fibers though. Acid free is a must though. Fight the urge to use a rubbermaid container or airtight container. Also anytime you store things and worry about moths you can freeze the item in a zip bag for 3 days bring out and wash and then refreeze and wash again. That will kill larvae.<br><br>
HTHs<br><br>
please excuse typos as I have a 4yo on my lap trying to help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Ack! That's exactly what I did!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Used an airtight container....<br><br>
um, what is an acid free box and where do I find one?
 

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is what is used to store papers and wedding gowns and such. You can get them at paper supply (scrapbooking type) stores and dry cleaners. If you have something professionally cleaned and packed for storage they will do it in an acid free box with acid free tissue. It keeps the fibers from yellowing and disintagrating (think old papers).
 

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Thanks! I was planning on using a rubbermaid container <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> thanks for rescuing my diapers!
 
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