As a wholesale box manufacturer in Vancouver, the team at Racer Printing and Box Manufacturing are experts in all things cardboard. For example, did you know there’s a correct way to store cardboard boxes?

95% of products in the US alone are packaged and transported in cardboard containers. But when not in use, they have a way of piling up and using up storage space. Learning the right way to break them down and store them will help keep them in a reusable state, and for businesses who have made a significant investment in packaging, keeping boxes tidy and safe means saving money.

First, cut the taped ends of the box open with a utility knife or other sharp object, separating the flaps by pulling them open and pushing the box flat.

Then stack these folded boxes together keeping similar sizes together. In order to bundle these together without wasting twine, measure the width of the largest box in the stack, double it and add two feet. Do the same for the length of the longest box.

Tie the box bundle up by width and then by length, and trim any excess twine left over. Don’t tie it too tight or the twine might cut into the edges of the boxes at the top and bottom.

Finally, it’s important to store the boxes somewhere not just out of the way, but safe from possible water damage. Place upright when storing unless you have shelf space large enough to slide it onto flat. Some people might hang the bundle up on a hook against a wall in a storage room to help free up storage space elsewhere.

Racer Boxes helps businesses across Vancouver offering Stock Cartons, Small Die Cut Boxes, Bakers Boxes, and Delivery Boxes, and more at wholesale prices, while providing small batch delivery services to reduce the need for separate storage space or facilities. To learn more, contact Racer Boxes at (604) 270-8205 or email

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