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How does everyone store their stash?!<br><br>
I have a little bit EVERYWHERE. In my closet, in DD's closet, some in a basket by my PC. I would like to keep it one place since it is getting out of hand.<br><br>
I will have room in the basement to store it but I am not sure if that is a good idea despite having a dehumifier<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/help.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="help">
 

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Mines in rubbermaid containers. oh and in a drawer of a side table in the living room.
 

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I have mine in a trunk at the foot of the bed. Here's a picture: <a href="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1846/1124/1600/DSCN1719.jpg" target="_blank">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1...0/DSCN1719.jpg</a>
 

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Right now, I have it in a wicker laundry basket I picked up off a clearance rack somewhere. Eventually, I would like to have a rubbermaid drawer organizer for all my knitting stuff. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: It's bad, I haven't even finished my first project yet, and I keep collecting all this yarn. It's just all so beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="drool">
 

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I used to just keep it in a drawer with some cedar blocks thrown in.<br>
But I recently got my dollhouse from my parents. Its been used by 3 generations of children so its definitely an heirloom and I'm saving it for my children, but in the meantime, its just perfect for storing yarn!!! The front of the dollhouse opens up and the rooms are just like cubby holes but since I can close the doors the yarn is protected from the cats.
 

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In some plastic bins, eventually I'd like some nice wooden ones, but these are childproof, pet proof and affordable right now.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I used to have mine just in plastic bags. For Valentines 2005 my DH bought me a beautiful wooden dresser with wicker basket type drawers. I was SO excited and filled it up right then and there. I still had more yarn in bags so DH went out and bought me the matching night stand too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> They are both full now and I have more yarn in plastic bags behind the couch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have mine in a trunk at the foot of the bed. Here's a picture: <a href="http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1846/1124/1600/DSCN1719.jpg" target="_blank">http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1...0/DSCN1719.jpg</a></div>
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Where did you get the trunk!?<br><br>
I would love one, but I am sure DH would want it to match our bedroom furniture<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I could do rubbermaid containers, but I would probably end up storing in the basement (there is just TOO MUCH!). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Where did you get the trunk!?<br><br>
I would love one, but I am sure DH would want it to match our bedroom furniture<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"></div>
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I got it at World Market. It is very heavy and well-made. I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> it! (And it matches my furniture. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )
 

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I'm a new knitter, just beginning to build my stash. Right now, my yarn is in a canvas bag. I'd like a better, moth-proof solution, though.<br><br>
Those of you who knit with wool - aren't you worried that moths might ruin your stash? Pumpkin is the only one who mentioned cedar. Do any of you other mamas keep cedar chips in with your yarn (or another moth-proof solution)?<br><br>
My MIL just lost about $200 of gorgeous alpaca yarn to the lil critters. She's been knitting for years, has never had moth problems before, and hadn't had the yarn much longer than a year or so.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Most of mine is in rubbermaid containers. I like using the clear ones so that I can see what I have in there. I have them in one of our closets.
 

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I'm STILL in plastic bags, I am ashamed to admit. Stuffed under the couch, if it's not already bad enough. I'll soon be buying large clear storage box though - my 9 month old just discovered the excitement of Under The Couch, and nothing is safe anymore.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm a new knitter, just beginning to build my stash. Right now, my yarn is in a canvas bag. I'd like a better, moth-proof solution, though.<br><br>
Those of you who knit with wool - aren't you worried that moths might ruin your stash? Pumpkin is the only one who mentioned cedar. Do any of you other mamas keep cedar chips in with your yarn (or another moth-proof solution)?<br><br>
My MIL just lost about $200 of gorgeous alpaca yarn to the lil critters. She's been knitting for years, has never had moth problems before, and hadn't had the yarn much longer than a year or so.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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That is what i am afraid of moths! And DH gets a chuckle out of it. He says we don't have moths!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm STILL in plastic bags, I am ashamed to admit. Stuffed under the couch, if it's not already bad enough. I'll soon be buying large clear storage box though - my 9 month old just discovered the excitement of Under The Couch, and nothing is safe anymore.</div>
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I just put all of my yarn in two HUGH space savers bags! So much for saving space!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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err...i know the feeling! I didn't realize how much i yarn i have. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I have some large natural gourds crafted as bowls and baskets which will hold quite a few balls of yarn. They make a pretty "display" for lack of a better word, of the messy strands of project d'jour at the side table.<br><br>
As for "the stash" that's in plastic zip garment bags in cardboard storage boxes.<br><br>
What I've heard about moths is that freezing (is it 2 days every six months?)will prevent the moths from completing their life cycle... regardless I keep my mohair fleeces wrapped up outside in an unheated shed. I think that just putting yarn in the freezer from time to time works as well as cedar (don't quote me on that... just look into it).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I used to just keep it in a drawer with some cedar blocks thrown in.<br>
But I recently got my dollhouse from my parents. Its been used by 3 generations of children so its definitely an heirloom and I'm saving it for my children, but in the meantime, its just perfect for storing yarn!!! The front of the dollhouse opens up and the rooms are just like cubby holes but since I can close the doors the yarn is protected from the cats.</div>
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Genious!
 
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