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.

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Rubber bands will last longer if stored properly.

Step 1

Separate rubber bands into piles according to size.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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