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 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Oct 4, 2019 09:19
 Subject: Long Term Storage
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 Topic: LEGO
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runner.caller (935)

Location:  USA, South Dakota
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Store: A Minifig Galore Store
Anyone have any tips for long term storage solutions? Light-proof, dust proof,
crush proof.

I have a myriad of different storage setups for the store inventory. That is
mostly setup so I can pick orders as fast as possible with as many inventory
locations being within arm's reach.

I also have a large bulk collection that is sorted into 5 groups based solely
on size.
This bulk collection is just sitting in totes for the most part. I like opaque
ones to keep the light out since I'm worried about light damage/fading.

I meticulously sorted out all the non-lego/ broken lego/ or chewed/ dented lego
and washed the remainder with the mesh sack technique in my washing machine.

However, I'm finding that at least some dust has a way of getting under the
cheaper tote's lids.
It's frustrating knowing that those pieces might be getting dirty after all
that work to clean them.

I like the rubber gasket lid designs from Ziploc WeatherShield or Sistema,
but I have yet to find a design like this that comes in an opaque tote.

I suppose I could use baggies or "tote liners" within the cheaper totes to help
further protect against dust.
 Author: agulus View Messages Posted By agulus
 Posted: Oct 4, 2019 10:34
 Subject: Re: Long Term Storage
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agulus (1185)

Location:  USA, Illinois
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In LEGO, runner.caller writes:
  Anyone have any tips for long term storage solutions? Light-proof, dust proof,
crush proof.

I have a myriad of different storage setups for the store inventory. That is
mostly setup so I can pick orders as fast as possible with as many inventory
locations being within arm's reach.

I also have a large bulk collection that is sorted into 5 groups based solely
on size.
This bulk collection is just sitting in totes for the most part. I like opaque
ones to keep the light out since I'm worried about light damage/fading.

I meticulously sorted out all the non-lego/ broken lego/ or chewed/ dented lego
and washed the remainder with the mesh sack technique in my washing machine.

However, I'm finding that at least some dust has a way of getting under the
cheaper tote's lids.
It's frustrating knowing that those pieces might be getting dirty after all
that work to clean them.

I like the rubber gasket lid designs from Ziploc WeatherShield or Sistema,
but I have yet to find a design like this that comes in an opaque tote.

I suppose I could use baggies or "tote liners" within the cheaper totes to help
further protect against dust.

I do same as you but all legos are in ziplock bags
or just regular plastic bags from grocery store.
And if I don't see what's inside I wright it down
and put inside the box so I still can see from the outside.
 Author: danielclark View Messages Posted By danielclark
 Posted: Oct 4, 2019 15:16
 Subject: Re: Long Term Storage
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danielclark (200)

Location:  USA, Washington
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Paint the current exterior of the totes? Use a black bag inside the tote?

In LEGO, runner.caller writes:
  Anyone have any tips for long term storage solutions? Light-proof, dust proof,
crush proof.

I have a myriad of different storage setups for the store inventory. That is
mostly setup so I can pick orders as fast as possible with as many inventory
locations being within arm's reach.

I also have a large bulk collection that is sorted into 5 groups based solely
on size.
This bulk collection is just sitting in totes for the most part. I like opaque
ones to keep the light out since I'm worried about light damage/fading.

I meticulously sorted out all the non-lego/ broken lego/ or chewed/ dented lego
and washed the remainder with the mesh sack technique in my washing machine.

However, I'm finding that at least some dust has a way of getting under the
cheaper tote's lids.
It's frustrating knowing that those pieces might be getting dirty after all
that work to clean them.

I like the rubber gasket lid designs from Ziploc WeatherShield or Sistema,
but I have yet to find a design like this that comes in an opaque tote.

I suppose I could use baggies or "tote liners" within the cheaper totes to help
further protect against dust.
 Author: Devil.R View Messages Posted By Devil.R
 Posted: Oct 6, 2019 08:14
 Subject: Re: Long Term Storage
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Devil.R (0) 

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Shallow drawers.