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Taking it all down. I stayed up late on Halloween and took down everything expensive, and in danger of being stolen. I've been gradually dismantling it every chance I get. I'll be out there in a few minutes to start the final breakdown, then comes the packing and sorting. Where I'm going to put it all I have no idea, lol. I know that all of the castle walls will be stored outside under tarps (keep away Trish), but this year, I really need to refine my storage. Time to invest in those big plastic tubs I think. What is everyone using as storage containers.
Just a reminder to all to be careful how you store your more precious latex items (no comments from you Trish, lol). Keep them all in room temp areas away from high heat or extreme cold. Powder them so they don't stick together, but only with baby powder, not talc powder which contains minerals. Stuff those masks and monster hands so that they retain their shape. Any masks you wore this year will need to be thouroughly washed out with a mild water and soap solution. The oils from your skin will degrade the latex if put into storage uncleaned. The same goes for any latex that was exposed to foggers.
Putting away your foggers? Don't store them dry. Leave some juice in them, it helps to keep the rubber in the pumps from shrinking. They also need to be stored at room temps for the same reason.
Label your storage containers with what's inside. If you're like us, you have way too much stuff to unpack everything every year. It'll keep you from searching for that detail item at the last moment next year.
Electrical equipment are another group that needs to be be treated with care. Hight heat in the attic will make the wiring brittle over time. Also avoid placing electrical gear where there's high humidity, or constant changes in temp. that can cause condensation.
Anyone else have any tips? I'm sure I left out a ton of reminders, help me out here, lol.
 

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Dr. M... I also stored my fence sections outside, and they became covered in spider webs and fallen leaves etc. When I took them out this year to touch up the paint, I said to myself....Whoa! ....they look great as is, lol. So I put them out that way.


I'm kind of dismayed over the prices of the plastic totes. $5 for a smallish crappy one with an ill fitting cover, and $15 for a large crappy one with an ill fitting cover. Can anyone recommend a particular brand where the plastic won't go brittle, and the lids actually fit well?

Um, Trish dear, It was "always" the let's pick on Trish thread. I did start the thread after all.
 
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