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    if you have air or heat on most of the time it should keep the humidity at bay, make sure nothing is the least bit damp when you put it in those plastic tubs. I live in the extremely humid south Texas, when I was a kid we didn't have a/c and food and laundry were always mildewing and molding, life is better now!

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    I store in plastic bins with very loose fitting lids. I do live in a dry area and the bins are in the house. I do take them out often to play. LOL I did have more problems with storing in drawers eventhough I lined them. There were lines on the creases with some fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePassion
    I have stored fabric in plastic totes for years; never had a problem with it ; except the cover not fitting tightly on some. But I visit them often to check on them.
    Hehehehe On the visiting. It seems my fabrics get to see my face atleast monthly if not more frequently.

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    Pillowslips work well for me. They keep out the dust, and are easy to use. Also the white tissue paper; just wrap fabric in it.
    Mariah.

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    I store mine in a cabinet.It is Formica so no worries about coming in contact with wood.I shut the doors to keep light out.Air circulates so I don't worry about mold.

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    Mine is stored (for moving) in plastic bins. I'm considering drilling a few small holes in the sides of the bins just for air circulation, as they will stay in the bins once I get moved. I previously just had them stored on open shelves, but we all know that isn't a good idea. I had some fading and dust to contend with.

    First time I've ever had so much organization to my fabric. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I know there are things you can buy to keep closets dry, and most pill bottles come with small bags of whatever it is that keeps them from moisture.

    Seems that somewhere I saw some bags of a chemical that would keep tightly closed plastic containers dry and mold free. Can't remember where at this time. Brain fog....

    Should anyone find this, please let us all know.
    It is called silica and your shoes will also mold and finish will get sticky and come off if left in boxes of any kind (per Brown shoe group Naurlizer shoes)

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    We live in the relatively dry Central Valley of CA. I have had fabric in plastic zip top bags for over 4 years, and it's fine. However, I have heard of problems with moisture build up in other climates. Moisture eats fabrics. I also store on open shelves. Since I wash all my fabrics before cutting, any dust that has accumulated washes away. But there's not much at all.

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    I store all my fabrics in plastic storage bins and then the bins are placed in a metal storage shed. With Hawaii's high humidity, this still works without mildew so far. I've stored some of the fabrics in these bins and storage shed for years and they still look good.

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    Mine are stored in plastic tote but I visit with them often so they seem to be OK.

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