How to Store Rubber Bands

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Rubber bands are one inexpensive way to secure many types of items. However, because of their light-weight, loose structure, it's easy to lose them amongst other items in a drawer or cabinet. In addition, because they are made of rubber and other degradable components, rubber bands may lose flexibility and weaken if stored in an improper area. Storing your rubber bands properly will extend their useful life and keep your office space tidier.

Things You'll Need

  • Sealable plastic freezer bags
  • Lidded containers
  • Separate rubber bands into piles according to size.

  • Place each pile into separate sealable freezer bags. Press the air out of each and seal.

  • Place the bags in a lidded container and place this in a cool, dark area, such as a closet or drawer.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your home or office is not climate-controlled and gets hot in the summer, place the container of rubber bands in your refrigerator.
  • If you purchase your rubber bands in the form of a rubber band ball, just stick the whole ball in a freezer bag and place it in a drawer or on a shelf away from sunlight.
  • Do not store rubber bands with silver items as rubber stimulates silver tarnish.
  • Rubber bands are a choking hazard and must be kept away from children and pets.

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