I've been having trouble storing potatoes and onions since I have moved into my new home. It is just insulated too darn well and I don't have a cool spot to keep them. Is there any way I can keep them for longer term where it is not root cellar cool? My basement even seems to be too warm. I would just store them in the old root cellar here on the farm but it had a catastrophic failure a couple of years ago and caved in. Can you give me any tips as to how to store onions and potatoes? In a box with newspaper? In sand? In sealed containers? In non-sealed containers? In the refrigerator? We always kept our potatoes and onions in wicker baskets or wooden bins in a root cellar but they are buried under bricks and earth and are probably broken anyway. I have a wooden box in the kitchen but my potatoes seem to shrivel up pretty bad in there and the onions are sprouting bad. I'd like to just build another root cellar closer to my house but I'm not going to be able to do it any time soon. I have to build a new shed, a pole barn, a new chicken coop and put fence in this spring and summer plus try to get some work done to the house. I think like most homesteaders I have too many projects that need to be done and not enough time and money to get them all done. Not enough hours in the day it seems.