Posted by Charlotte (188.8.131.52) on February 08, 2003 at 20:20:38:
In Reply to: Storing ducks? posted by Sarah P. on February 01, 2003 at 05:43:28:
You would be amazed at how many ducks you can display on one shelf. Okay, eventually you'll have to put some in storage but not at 30! Here are things you can do to make more efficient use of shelf space:
You can put some of your more fragile ducks in small clear plastic boxes (e.g. beanie baby boxes) and put ducks on top of the boxes.
Keep some of your ducks in their original packages (especially if the box has a clear window) and put ducks on top of the boxes.
Buy plastic expandable spice racks, the kind that look like miniature steps, and use those to display your smaller ducks.
Figure out creative ways to add another shelf in between two bookcase shelves because ducks aren't that tall.
Rearrange your ducks so that the tall ones are in back.
Hang key chain ducks from a stiff wire and hang the wire from the overhead shelf. (Hang it high enough so that it doesn't block the view of the other ducks!
If you do put your ducks in storage, make sure that they are not exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time. This is especially true for latex duckies which will get brittle and dry very quickly. Also, ducks will get misshapen over long periods of time if they have stuff on top of them so don't pile them very deeply (don't pile them at all ideally) and make sure you "stir" them once in a while.
Hope this helps!
> How do you all store your ducks? I've only got close to thirty now and they've amassed my shelves and taken over my space! any helpful solutions?