In mid August I started picking winter squash. I picked up several tiered baskets at yard sales this summer, which I plan to use for storing winter squash and sweet potatoes in the basement. I still don't have that root cellar I've been dreaming of building.
I have some blue hubbard as well, but it will be much too large for my basket system when I bring it in.
Last year my winter squash fared quite well in the basement, so I'm hoping this year will be the same.