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    tinybubbles

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    I have a little issue here--I do not want to load all my cured soaps into boxes in the shop, then reload into 'pretty' display boxes for vendor shows. I have a cupboard in my little shop that has doors on it, and it currently hold 16 boxes. those fit okay, but are usps boxes, and quite ugly! I want to go from cured to boxed and done!

    so I've been searching high n low--my cupboard will only go 11 long box. the usps box fits great, its 11x8x5. I found these on amazon....would this work to store? look good enough to display or what else can I do? I see some pretty wicker types or wood that I'd love but ouch, I cannot pay so much per box! Ideas welcome!


    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GX6WGC6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3E5K6GEFSI075&psc=1
     
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    Do you wrap your soaps? The reason I ask is that if your soaps are naked and stored in a lidless container they may fade in scent a bit. If you shrink wrap, these would be fine (And cute)
     
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    Those are cute but as @msunnerstood said and then also consider that the scent from the soap Next to them may mix into others.
    I had a Fruit Punch soap curing by another and it was a bit too close, now the row that was along that have a different scent then the next one over of the same scent
     
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    I store and then pack my soaps once wrapped and labeled in baseball card boxes. I put 4 of 3 different scents in the same box for my display at shows. I’ve never had fragrance transfer. I also cure them on shelves next to each other with no issues.
     
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    i keep them naked in boxes like that and pack as needed, No problem with the scent, but I never pack my soaps without opening on both sides
     
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    I keep my soaps naked as well. Scent is what draws customers to your stand. Not so hot when they all wrapped in plastic. The rule is simple - Less plastic is always better!
     
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    they are nekked, and my wraps are cigar bands. I wonder if plastic shoe box, with lids not tight or even ajar? use silica packets inside?

    I have bread racks to cure on, they are all over the floor of my studio (I have a framing area and art studio) If I need the racks or floor space sooner, they can then go into a flat file I have, with a wire rack on the bottom, for more cure time. then into this cupboard. but how to keep in there? and I dont' want to transfer them yet again after this--so boxes need to be nice enough to display, take to vendor shows, etc.
     

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    okay, if leaving them in too much of an open container might not be great, what if I covered them with cloth? I was thinking to put a bandana in the bottom, and fold the ends over top the soaps while in storage or transport. would this work? I found some others similar, but a hair smaller and less costly, (would be $75 for boxes here!, the others would be half that) but if no lid and open sides are not good, i'm kinda out of options other than ugly carboard
     

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