3 Things You Should Never Store in Your Basement

3 Things You Should Never Store in Your Basement

For many people, their basement becomes more of a catch-all than a living space. While you are busy trying to find new ways to store unused items, there are a few you should avoid taking to the basement. Some more delicate items will require a dry environment, so you should avoid storing them in your basement.

  1. Artwork

Some art pieces, especially canvas paintings and pen and paper drawings, are more delicate and can be easily damaged by water or moisture. Instead of putting them in the basement, find a closet away from light and heat sources. Pack them carefully and place them inside the closet.

  1. Legal Documents and Books

Legal documents, books, and other important papers can also be easily damaged by excessive amounts of moisture. Instead of putting them in the basement, buy a bookcase or filing cabinet. This way, they will be better protected, and you will face a lower risk of damage due to exposure to water. Keep all legal documents and other important papers in envelopes to prevent them from being bent or damaged in any way. For documents that are especially difficult to replace, consider scanning the documents to obtain an electronic copy.

  1. Electronics

Electronics are also delicate items when it comes to water exposure. Finding a place to store them where they will not be near a water source or moisture is important. If you are going to store your electronics for any period of time, be sure to box them up carefully and put them in an area where no moisture can get inside.

Never keep any of these delicate items in your basement. Additionally, purchase home insurance coverage. For further assistance with your homeowners insurance policy, contact the experts at Steve Wilk Insurance. Our new office is at 310 S Main Street, Suite C, Lombard, IL 60148.