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  • How do you store tealights?

    Hi All,

    Just wondering how you store unsold tealights to keep them in good condition. For example, do you flatten the wicks and stack in layers?

    Marion

  • #2
    Although I may not be the most helpful person on this subject, I would have thought some sort of shrink wrap or cling film to keep dirt out and fragrance in.
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    • #3
      Thanks for the suggestion Candleman.

      At the moment they are in freezer bags, stored as flat as possible, in tubs. I did wonder if there was a better way of doing it.

      Marion

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      • #4
        Sounds like a good idea. I don't think there will be much room for improvement but maybe someone else has a different way which may work better for you.
        David Bolger - CEO of Endless Green Group Ltd
        Retailer, Distributor and Manufacturer of Hobby, Craft and Pastime supplies

        Candle Making Supplies
        http://www.thatflamingcandlecompany.com


        Bolgers Woodworking Supplies
        http://www.bolgers.co.uk

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        • #5
          Ideally I'd like to buy tubs which are low and long/wide so I could have a single layer in each. The tubs, being low, could then easily be stacked. I've seen them in mixed sets of food containers but not to buy single, large enough and at a reasonable price. Will just keep going with the bags for now though. Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.

          Marion
          Last edited by MarionT; 14-01-2013, 11:47 AM. Reason: missed a few letters out! Doh.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MarionT View Post
            Ideally I'd like to buy tubs which are low and long/wide so I could have a single layer in each. The tubs, being low, could then easily be stacked. I've seen them in mixed sets of food containers but not to buy single, large enough and at a reasonable price. Will just keep going with the bags for now though. Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.

            Marion
            Hi, im not a candle maker, but Really Usefull Boxes maybe helpful they do some low BUT long boxes, these maybe helpful and are found in most stationers, they are good quality and last forever i wouldnt class them as expensive but depends on your budget, Rymans stock them on their website or try ebay ?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by LadyLizard View Post
              Hi, im not a candle maker, but Really Usefull Boxes maybe helpful they do some low BUT long boxes, these maybe helpful and are found in most stationers, they are good quality and last forever i wouldnt class them as expensive but depends on your budget, Rymans stock them on their website or try ebay ?
              Thank you so much! That sounds like what I'm looking for so I'll check it out.

              Marion

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              • #8
                no problem Hope you find what you want x
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LadyLizard View Post
                  no problem Hope you find what you want x
                  Not looked yet but will do at some point today. Thanks again,

                  M x

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                  • #10
                    Oh I really love these Really Useful Boxes. I have tonnes of them
                    If you have a decent sized Tesco (other supermarkets are available) near you then have a look down the stationary aisle in there. They often have the RUBs there and usually on deal. I have several that are the size and shape to hold a ream of A4 paper and perhaps these would be ideal for you storing your tealights. Maybe, tier by tier with a layer of paper or bubble wrap between them to stop them getting bashed about...

                    As LadyLizard said, they are robust and last forever.. UNLESS you have extremely lively 3yo twins who like to see quite how well a 30litre RUB full of Lego will fly when pushed down the stairs!

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                    • #11
                      Marion, I use these boxes from Ikea, for storage. They're less than £2 each and stack really well. http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/pr...319/#/40102978

                      Isabel

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Isabel - they are cheaper than the others suggested but quite deep. Do you layer tealights?

                        Marion

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                        • #13
                          Hi
                          Should have said, I use these for general storage and transporting orders. They are about 6" deep and do the job perfectly for me.

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                          • #14
                            We didn't have an awful lot of singular tealights until recently so based on this thread, we bought a small 'really useful box' (about £7 from homebase, they have an offer on them at the mo). We wrap ours in cling film and layered them up with bubble wrap in between. The box holds about 15 tealights on each layer and will go up to about 6 layers so it's pretty good for us for now - plus it doesn't take up too much space!

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                            • #15
                              Great - thanks everyone for the suggestions. I'm very grateful.

                              Marion
                              Originally posted by LauraShayler View Post
                              We didn't have an awful lot of singular tealights until recently so based on this thread, we bought a small 'really useful box' (about £7 from homebase, they have an offer on them at the mo). We wrap ours in cling film and layered them up with bubble wrap in between. The box holds about 15 tealights on each layer and will go up to about 6 layers so it's pretty good for us for now - plus it doesn't take up too much space!

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