Organizing Containers for B&B Products

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    Cellador

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    For those who have a business, how do you store your packaging, bottles & jars? I've started ordering in bulk & I'm at a loss as to storing them. My instinct is to take them out of their bag and line them up, but I'd rather keep them protected & covered. Ideas?
     
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    I leave them in the bags they come in an keep them sealed shut until I use then. I store them in storage containers on my shelving units. Putting them out will leave them exposed to dust and anything else that floats in the air. I clean mine with alcohol before filling with product.
     
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    I have to admit, I am terrible at organizing! I did not even think about keeping the closed bag in a big rubbermaid container. :oops:
     
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    I have a shelving unit packed to the ceiling with boxes of glass jars. Anything else is squeezed in where I can find room.... but I do try to keep things in a tidy stack. I also know I have a tiny, tiny office and try not to order more than I know that I can store for more than a month or so. (Please tell that to the box of 1000 lip balm tubes I am still slowly working through.... BLEH)
     
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    I'm like Shunt, I keep mine in the bag they came in, in a large box on the shelf (I don't do a lot of B&B, but I'm getting there). When it's time to use them I take out only what I need and give them a soak in starsan and air dry before using.
     
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    I put my containers in plastic totes. If they are going to be stored under my house in my storage rooms they stay in their bags which are placed in totes.
     
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    I also keep in a bag they came in or I find bin to keep them in that will keep them sealed.
    I bought a LOT of small 2oz jars that were on sale, couldn't resist it was such a good deal. I just kept them in the big box they came in on my shelving units in the soap room.

    I once out some stuff in a plastic tote in my storage shed in my yard and some in the basement. I didn't think that the mustiness would get in the totes. Won't ever do that again, the moisture that seeped in and maybe the cold heat swings ruined what I had in shed and musty in the basement. I vowed to keep up in the living area where moisture and temps were better regulated. So now my soap room is a bit more crowded.
     
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    I'm with everyone above. I try not to order more than I think I can go through in a month or two. When they come in, the box gets unpacked, but I don't open the bag that the packages come in until I'm ready to use it. They then usually get a number (if I remember) and they go into a larger plastic bin or cardboard box on my packaging shelves. I watch the Dollar Store and Dollar General as they often have plastic totes pretty cheap. I've become a hoarder of plastic totes.

    The number is just so I can keep track when there are multiple packages of packaging in the same bigger container. Most of the packaging I use doesn't really have an expiration date, but I like to make sure I use up whatever came in first. And if a supplier contacts me about an issue (or I have an issue), I can trace it back to the order in my system.

    I don't sanitize my packaging like those mentioned above, but I also don't make lotions or other water-based products. I open the package that the container came in, take out the number of containers I need, and then close the package and place it in the tote with the remaining containers. Then I check each piece that I removed for foreign material, dust, etc. before filling.
     

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