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Old 04-10-2015, 05:20 PM   #1
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Storing Fall clothing

We are going to be starting FT this fall after deer season out west. We will be storing our fall hunting clothing in our son's garage in Michigan and I want to make sure the mice don't get into it. I know moth balls will keep them out, but I really don't want them smelling like that when we pick them up for use.
Is there another scent that will discourage mice from trying to get into them?

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Old 04-10-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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Get those heavy duty "Vacuum Bags" and then put them in totes........the size needed to do the job......Done.

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Vacumn Bags

Those darn bags don't hold the suction though!
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Old 04-10-2015, 06:16 PM   #4
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I would use a tote with a locking lid. But, since you asked about a scent deterrent, try Cab Fresh. Unlike moth-balls, it smells kind of good. Much like a freshly cut pine tree. That makes sense as the product is scented with Fir or Balsam oil. I've had good success using it. I've never used peppermint oil, but a lot of people say that works, too.
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Make sure the clothes are clean and absolutely dry before storing in any way so they don't get moldy. I'd use a plastic tote box or if you're able to hang them up in the garage that would work.
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To protect them from mice, put them where the mice ain't.
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We store ours in a cargo trailer parked at my brothers house in AR. We put them in those vacuum bags and then in plastic totes with bounce dryer sheets spread in the container and throughout the cargo trailer. Been doing this now for the last 5 yrs and have not had one issue (knock on wood). Some of the vacuum bags do lose their suction but still keep sealed.

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Old 04-14-2015, 10:02 AM   #8
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OK - Thanks for the replies, everyone. I especially liked the one about putting them where the mice are not - never thought of that.
I had thought about totes, but figured mice could chew through them. They probably won't if there isn't anything in there that smells good. I'll have to make sure to take all the granola bars and jerky out of my hunting coat first.

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