How to store cartons for future use?

20 January 2022 Contributed by: admin

Cardboard boxes are a cost-effective, eco-friendly way to store and ship your belongings and are available in a wide range of sizes. These boxes offer a customizable, reusable, and sustainable method of storing goods—excellent for professional and DIY use. Just fold and place no tape required!

But what to do with the cartons after they have served their purpose?

And what's the smartest way to arrange boxes so you can easily access them when you need them next time—without being dusty or destroyed?

Are any of these your thoughts? If yes, here is what you need to know.

6 tips for storing cartons for future


1.    Empty the cartons


Before putting your boxes into storage, you should exclude anything that might interfere with packing. You should make sure to go through the cartons, empty them and remove any items that might prevent you from stacking or folding them properly.


2.    Club similar cartons together


Group cardboard boxes of similar sizes together to streamline your storage process and avoid any unnecessary frustration. Once you have achieved this, place the larger boxes on the bottom shelves and the smaller ones on top.


3.    Flatten all the cartons


Flattened boxes reduce to a small size, offering more storage capabilities and flexibility. Over-stacking the cardboard boxes can take up a lot of room, whereas flattening allows for more of them in the same space. Therefore, fold them and stack the boxes on top of each other or store them vertically.


4.    Tie the groups collectively.


After organizing and flattening the like-sized boxes, you can use a rope or string to tie them together and maximize your storage space.


5.    Store the cartons in a dry place

Cardboard boxes are well-known for being durable. However, they are still susceptible to the elements and will deteriorate over time. Moisture plus time equals carton death. If dampness gets inside the carton while being stacked in for months, it can cause mold or mildew to grow on the carton.

To achieve a longer lifespan, you should store them in a cool, dry, and airy place.


6.    Check on them

With all that said, the boxes should be inspected periodically for any damage, especially if you are storing them for a longer duration.


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