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Old 26-10-2008, 15:58
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The problem is : I have too many books, magazines, dvds, cds etc. in the house. I've run out of storage space.

The only place I can think to use for added storage is our "outside" detached garage. But it's pretty ropey and is, I'm sure, too damp and insect infested for just putting boxes in.

Is there any kind of "storage unit" that I could get and put in the garage that, once closed, would keep my stuff in good condition?

Or am I just kidding myself and should just forget about using the garage?
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Old 26-10-2008, 16:28
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get a skip!
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Old 26-10-2008, 17:13
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At a guess, any air tight container should work
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Old 26-10-2008, 17:19
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get some of them bags the shopping channels on sky advertise , the ones that you suck the air out of with a vacuum cleaner , should do the trick i reckon
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Old 26-10-2008, 18:32
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You could rent a unit in a "Big Yellow" or similar storage facility, but, of course, this will cost you money.

As far as I know they are quite dry inside.
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Old 27-10-2008, 17:46
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get some of them bags the shopping channels on sky advertise , the ones that you suck the air out of with a vacuum cleaner , should do the trick i reckon
Good idea - the other option is to buy air-tight storage boxes, but these are very expensive compared with QVCs air-tight bags.
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Old 27-10-2008, 17:55
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Nah, Keep all your p0rn in the house and store your furniture in the garage instead. Get your priorities right
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Old 27-10-2008, 21:17
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Good idea - the other option is to buy air-tight storage boxes, but these are very expensive compared with QVCs air-tight bags.
Better yet get the vacuum bags from Poundland and they will be even cheaper still !
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Old 28-10-2008, 08:02
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Better yet get the vacuum bags from Poundland and they will be even cheaper still !
Sounds good to me.
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Old 28-10-2008, 09:26
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.. or Oxfam or eBay ...

But you are probably right. The problem is I need space to organise the stuff and decide what to sling ....
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Old 28-10-2008, 09:27
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You could rent a unit in a "Big Yellow" or similar storage facility, but, of course, this will cost you money.

As far as I know they are quite dry inside.
Man, those storage facilities don't come cheap, do they?

Not an option I'd ever consider, I'd rather "skip" the stuff!
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Old 28-10-2008, 09:28
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Good idea - the other option is to buy air-tight storage boxes, but these are very expensive compared with QVCs air-tight bags.
Where the heck does one find air-tight storage boxes big enough to store a lot of books?
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Old 28-10-2008, 10:09
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Vac Packs online, Woolies etc. Think you get them much cheaper at Argos though.
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Old 28-10-2008, 10:19
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silica gel sachets?
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Old 28-10-2008, 12:42
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Vac Packs online, Woolies etc. Think you get them much cheaper at Argos though.
What if I don't want the Vac Packs but want the boxes instead? Any pointers where I might find big enough ones?
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Old 28-10-2008, 12:51
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Yeah. I got boxes with lids for storing stuff up the loft from HERE

Loads of different sizes, very sturdy and so on and if I remember correctly, they were the cheapest available for the quality after a long long search.
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Old 28-10-2008, 21:59
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Yeah. I got boxes with lids for storing stuff up the loft from HERE

Loads of different sizes, very sturdy and so on and if I remember correctly, they were the cheapest available for the quality after a long long search.
Oh, a woman started talking loudly at me--I nearly had a heart attack!

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