7. Pet food
If you’re keeping pet food in the basement, you’re literally asking for pests to make it their home. Bags of cat or dog food can easily be opened by mice and the humidity in your basement may even shorten the shelf life of bags of kibble.
8. Canned food
Yes, they don’t need to be refrigerated, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a climate controlled space. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, cans that accidentally freeze in a basement have the potential to cause health problems for those consuming them, and cans that have been frozen but have subsequently thawed outside of a refrigerator are no longer safe for consumption.