Boxes and mildew

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After my divorce and lack of space to display them, my majority of the collection is sitting in boxes the sizes like 22x22x22 in a garage built in the late 70’s. I have close to 42 boxes, I noticed that the boxes that sit at the bottom are always ice cold and musty.

As of last year I started buying silica gels and throwing them in boxes because I my 1/18 diecast models started having zync rot and paint bubbling up so I started panicking, but one thing I noticed was that the boxes started to have that old
School mildew smell, is there a way to get rid of it and prevent it once and for all?
 

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I would put the boxes on top of boards, 2x4s, so they don't rest directly on the concrete. Don't pack them in tightly, allow air to flow between the boxes. It doesn't have to be a lot of space. Check for black mold. Insulate and heat your garage. If you put a space heater in there, it may remove the mildew smell, but as soon as you shut it off, it will come back. If you live in high humidity that will also screw up the boxes.
 
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