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Posted 4/2/2013 by lovepug2 in General Stamping


PeaNut 356,430
January 2008
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Posted: 4/2/2013 12:50:08 PM
I will be losing my closet where I keep my stamps, adhesive and inks in the fall when the new baby arrivesI currently have my paper, stickers, embellishments, etc. in a storage locker in our garage. If kept in Rubbermaid or sterilite containers do you think my stamps and inks would be safe out there?I'm not concerned about the cold but the heat does concern me. It will only be temporary(say less than a year) until we move. I just don't want to damage my stuff! I'm still exploring other options in the house to keep these inside. Any tips or suggestions?

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PeaNut 540,243
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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:16:45 PM
I would be concerned about extreme temps and inks. I think rubber stamps should be fine, but not 100% sure about the clear ones.



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Posted: 4/2/2013 1:19:29 PM
When I was forced to store mine, during the remodel I used under the bed boxes. They're so shallow that if I HAD to have something out I could find/stow it quickly & easily. I stowed all the wood mounted rubber stamps in a couple of boxes, placing the bottom layer block down and the top layer block up, that way I could still see every image just by tipping the box.

Another benefit of this was that when everything was moved into the studio I used the underbed boxes to stow the bed linens for each of the beds in the house. No more tearing the linen closet apart looking for the right size sheets, they were boxed and under the bed! Maybe this can work for you too. Good luck!

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Posted: 4/2/2013 2:44:20 PM
Oh my goodness LeighAnn!! Congratulations!!! I musta missed the announcement somewhere!! I'm so happy for you and your family!

I too would think the heat might do something to the ink and clear stamps.

I was going to also suggest storing under the bed----and under the couch.

I would even suggest, though not too sure how kid-safe this suggestion is, but if you have tables around the house, maybe you could place a tablecloth over the table that goes all the way to the ground, then store some of the stamps and inks under the table and tablecloth.

Another idea would be if you have bookcases, you could put the books you do not read (or could part with for a while) and put those in the garage and then put the ink and stamps in the bookcase in place of the books. Those could go into nice decorative boxes if you need to "hide" them. Also I would place the books in plastic bags to protect them from insects (I'd probably research that first---"how to protect books in storage".

Could you break up some of the supplies and place them in boxes and store throughout the house: one box or two under the cabinet in the bathroom, or in the cabinets of the kitchen or pantry, and/or in the back of the closet under all the hanging clothes, etc.

HTH and gets some ideas going!



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Posted: 4/2/2013 6:55:18 PM

I would not store inks in extreme weather.

As far as CTMH clear stamps, weather doesn't affect them. See this FUNNY Video.

Stickers can be iffy in too much heat also, but it depends on the brand.

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PeaNut 356,430
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Posted: 4/3/2013 8:50:08 AM
Thanks everyone! Wonderful ideas

My biggest concern is my clear stamps. I like the under the bed storage idea Marshia!
I think I can keep my inks in the house, I just have to keep them outta reach from my 2 year old because he loves my craft supplies.

Heidi, I keep my wooden stamps in a Rubbermaid tote in the garage now. They've been out there for over a year and a half and have done good.

Melissa, thank you! I think I announced it a while back in one of the chat threads!

Joyfulitfl, thanks for the video link too! That was funny!

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