Besides the 'Cool, Dry Place' to preserve potatoes, you can also add an apple or two in a dish set on top of the crop. (so as the apple rots, it doesn't drip into the potatoes) This will accelerate decay of almost all other types of produce, But the gasses given off by a decomposing apple will help preserve the potatoes! Another way to help keep you hard earned potato crop stored so it doesn't go bad is to divide up your crop and put them in separate containers. We used metal garbage cans when I was a kid, but we use 'Rubbermaid' containers now to separate type of potatoes, and we separate large crops into different containers. As anyone knows that has stored potatoes, once one rots, it will case several others to rot... The old times used to constantly sort the bins to get the 'Soft' ones out and use them up so they didn't contaminate the rest of the potato bin... Now we separate them into smaller batches, by size, by kind and if one bin turns into seed potatoes for the next year, we haven't lost the entire batch. The bins also allow us to keep more of the bin surface area in contact with the floor of the 'Cellar' or basement, keeping them cooler and that will preserve them longer. Remember, potatoes shouldn't be stored in anything 'Air Tight', they need to 'Breathe' to keep moisture from condensing, and to keep gasses that will cause rot from building up! Anyone got any tips for storage that has worked for them?