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how do y'all store mattress pads????? i know that sounds dumb, but that is something that has bugged for for awhile. I have a king-sized bed, so the pad is big, unruly, impossible to fold neatly. Hi T I would pull off the mattress, and lay the pad on the box springs, and then, put the

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    how do y'all store mattress pads?????

    i know that sounds dumb, but that is something that has bugged for for
    awhile. I have a king-sized bed, so the pad is big, unruly, impossible
    to fold neatly.

    Hi T
    I would pull off the mattress, and lay the pad on the box springs, and then, put the mattress back over it, you will always know where it is, and it will be nice and flat and kind of easy to get.

    If you don't like that idea, get the vacuum, take a HUGE trash bag, fold up the pad, stuff it in there, and stick the vac hose in the bag, suck out all of the air, and it should be small enough where you can tie it off, and tight, and hopefully, storable... is that a word? That is what I do with my comforters... air gets in them eventually, but plastic is porous!
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    RE: Budget101.com : storage


    I store extra Blankets and comforters in pillowcases. It is still bulky, I
    know, But it is great for keeping around or in a closet to use as an extra
    pillow or bed husband to read or when you are sick. When I got the flu and
    it was in my chest, I needed to sleep upright, they helped. They were also
    helpful when my Mom comes for a visit, not only could she read in bed, she
    had and extra blanket if she needed it!

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    I don't think this would work for a King sized bed. It takes me, my
    husband and my son to turn our mattress. Those king sized beds are heavy!
    Nancy Ann


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    > Hi T
    > I would pull off the mattress, and lay the pad on the box springs, and
    > then, put the mattress back over it, you will always know where it is,
    > and it will be nice and flat and kind of easy to get.

    > Love Ya
    > Dana
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    I bought some 1 inch wide elastic from the sewing department at Walmart and cut it into pieces 36 inches long. Then sew some velcrow on each end. Now I roll all my quilts, blankets, and mattress pads up and secure them with 2 elastic holders on each end.

    I store them all piled up in are linen closet and when you are shuffle through them they stary nice and neet. You wouldn't belive how many you can fit on one self. Before everytime the kids would get into the closet I was for ever refolding all the blankets and quilts.

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    14.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;color:navy;">We just bought a fixer up house with no
    useable cabinet space, so I understand your dilemma. My solution was to
    take some book shelves and use them as a type of pantry without doors. I have
    an extra table in my kitchen and store things under it, so it can be hidden
    with a table cloth. Then I have my kitchen table we use for eating meals. I
    also store items in closets, under beds, on top on the fridge, and on top of my
    upright freezer. If there is an empty space I fill it up. I also can
    vegetables in the summer. I store my canned vegis in the boxes the jars came
    in. They stack so much better. You can stack them in a corner and throw some
    cloth or table cloth over it and no one knows it is my canned vegis. Get creative
    with your storage, the possibilities are endless.
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    <font size="2" face="Georgia">10.0pt;font-family:Georgia;letter-spacing:0pt;">Put your canned items in boxes,labeled, and under your
    beds.



    > future. My biggest expense is food & I need to learn how to save even

    > more. I plan on havig a garden next year but my problem is storage.

    > I'd like to can, but have no place to put my items. Any suggestions

    > would be appreciated.

    >

    > Maria

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    What do you all use to store large packages of flour, rice and sugar?

    What keeps the moisture, ants and moths out?

    Thanks you



    Deb








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    I have stored my rice and flour in the freezer to help keep bugs out.

    I do first put them in a storage container-such as the ziploc storage

    containers. At some department stores they sell cereal storage

    containers that fit nicely on a pantry shelf and will keep moisture,

    bugs etc out of the food.



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    wrote:

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    > What do you all use to store large packages of flour, rice and

    sugar?

    > What keeps the moisture, ants and moths out?

    > Thanks you

    >

    > Deb

    >










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    shelley alger
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    i buy flour 20 lbs at a time. i have the rubbermaid screw top containers and i

    place all my sugar and flour in those. i usually buy them at discount stores

    for 3 or 4 dollars each.





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    > From: dlugbauer <lugbauerosprey@optonline.net>

    > Subject: Budget101.com : storage

    > To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    > Date: Sunday, August 3, 2008, 12:11 PM

    > What do you all use to store large packages of flour, rice

    > and sugar?

    > What keeps the moisture, ants and moths out?

    > Thanks you

    >

    > Deb












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    Sheri Hume
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    Hi,I buy 50lbs of flour at a wholesale bakery supply store along with oatmeal and sugar and other baking supplies. To store opened or surplus flour and oats I do put them in the freezer orginal bags in a trash bag. So they do not stick to the shelf and rip open.
    For storage containers I went to Dunkin Donuts and asked if they had and extra large containers like the 5 gal buckets for their frosting or filling. They sell them at a dollar a bucket. You could ask at your super market or a bakery too.
    Good luck
    Sheri
    Maine

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    Subject: Budget101.com : storage

    > What do you all use to store large packages of flour, rice and sugar?
    > What keeps the moisture, ants and moths out?






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    Thomas & Tracy Harris
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    I vacuum seal anything like that, nothing gets in or out.



    Thomas & Tracy Harris





    ----- Original Message -----

    From: shelley alger

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : storage

    i buy flour 20 lbs at a time. i have the rubbermaid screw top containers and

    i place all my sugar and flour in those.






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    mem68
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    I have plastic cansters bought years ago that holds 5 lbs each w/ a lid. For

    other things I use plastic quart old mayo jars-for

    cookies,ceral,gramcrackers, crackers,etc.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "dlugbauer" <lugbauerosprey@optonline.net>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 9:11 AM

    Subject: Budget101.com : storage





    > What do you all use to store large packages of flour, rice and sugar?

    > What keeps the moisture, ants and moths out?








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    I have winter bedding & window treatments and summer bedding & window treatments for each bedroom. When the summer bedding and window treatments are being used, the winter stuff is stored between the mattress and boxspring, and vise versa in the winter. When I'm swapping seasons, it's also a reminder to flip the mattress. This way, all of the queen bedding (and double window treatments) are under the queen mattress and the king bedding (and single window treatments) are under the king mattress and I don't try to make up a bed with the wrong size sheets.

 

 

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