Silicone Storage

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I know silicone can sometimes do weird things. Any tips for storing properly?

I don't want it to melt into a power cord or end up with bag marks or something stupid, yanno?
03/19/2009
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Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
I always keep my pure silicone toys separate from everything else, especially if they're expensive. My Lelo stuff is all still in its original black boxes. If I were to store them in my case, I would keep them in the provided satin holding pouch (or, if that weren't an option, a plastic bag,) and store the charger in an adjacent part of my box. One of my girlfriends kept all of her cords and chargers in a single pouch, which I think is chaotic, but whatever works for you.
03/19/2009
Nashville Nashville
Satin bags, sugar saks, and ziplock bags are all options. I'm petrified of silicone toys touching one another so I try to keep toys in their original packaging- for toys that are in my lingerie drawer I wrap them up in underwear or cami's to save space.

My husband has made it his mission to build me something to keep all my toys separated, when it's done I'll let you know how it goes... that should be in a year or two, lol. But seriously, there's really no exact right or wrong way to do something- as long as they're not touching anything than they're safe. If you can sew than head over to walmart and pick up some fabric to make your own sacks.
03/19/2009
ScottA ScottA
Silicone rarely does weird things - the only issue is to keep it away from silicone lubes and uncured silicone material. I store mine in a box, and have never had a problem for 5+ years. Note that this is 100% pure "platinum" silicone - the mixes have other things in there that can cause problems.

The real-feel materials (excluding O2/VixSkin) and jelly toys are the ones that often do weird things, and you need to take some care with rubber as well.
03/19/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Thanks, everyone.

I'm thinking I need to invest in some nice bags.

Some of the original packaging is just too bulky to keep things in and I want to be able to use my new satchel/toy bag without worrying too much about products touching when they shouldn't. Right now I'm keeping the Liv, Sugar Drop, Gigolo, a glass toy and a plastic Evolved toy in the bag and mostly I worry about the Gigolo and the Sugar Drop touching. Two companies, don't know if their silicone is equal, don't want to risk it. Meh.

The idea of plastic bags makes me shudder. I think Mr Gigolo would cry if I put him in a Ziploc. And I can't sew. But I wonder... wrap/roll the toy in a scrap of satin then tie with a ribbon? Pretty and protective?

Gonna have to try that until I can get bags.

Do velvet bags work?
03/19/2009
DreamyLove DreamyLove
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Thanks, everyone.

I'm thinking I need to invest in some nice bags.

Some of the original packaging is just too bulky to keep things in and I want to be able to use my new satchel/toy bag without worrying too much about products ... More
I try to keep my silicone toys in plastic zip bags whenever possible, and I have used velvet storage bags for my glass toys, and come to think of it, if care is taken to make sure the 100% silicone toys aren't touching, I would think velvet bags would be fine, a bit linty, but fine. Much neater and prettier than storing them in ho hum plastic zip bags! :p
03/19/2009
Red Red
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Originally posted by ScottA
Silicone rarely does weird things - the only issue is to keep it away from silicone lubes and uncured silicone material. I store mine in a box, and have never had a problem for 5+ years. Note that this is 100% pure "platinum" silicone - the ... More
I second what ScottA says (cause we apparently think alike!), all my silicone from Fun Factory, Tantus, Jollies, and Whipsmart have been playing real nicely with each other for a number of years. However, when it comes to expensive silicone products, better safe than sorry, yo!

I've always dreamed of having some sort of compartmentalized organizer box - much like a box for wine bottles

I like those little satin bags that Lelo gives with their products. It would be cool to find more like that. I was thinking the other day that mesh-y wine bags (gift bags) might be a nice option for toys.
03/19/2009
Machina Machina
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Originally posted by Nashville
Satin bags, sugar saks, and ziplock bags are all options. I'm petrified of silicone toys touching one another so I try to keep toys in their original packaging- for toys that are in my lingerie drawer I wrap them up in underwear or cami's to ... More
Thank you for mentioning sugar saks, they are the best.

P.S. Hanging shoe organizers are a great place to store toys separately. I put mine in my closet behind my out of season clothes. It's a pretty discreet place, and they're being kept cool & out of the sunlight.
03/19/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Thanks, everyone.

I'm thinking I need to invest in some nice bags.

Some of the original packaging is just too bulky to keep things in and I want to be able to use my new satchel/toy bag without worrying too much about products ... More
I make "holders" out of soft handtowels for my glass toys: link
03/19/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
I make "holders" out of soft handtowels for my glass toys: link
A dildo burrito!

I'm thinking, for silicone, something like that but with thinner material. Just enough to keep it from getting linty and from letting it touch other toys. Tie a bow around it to make it look cute and, voila, practical and pretty and cheap!
03/19/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Thanks, everyone.

I'm thinking I need to invest in some nice bags.

Some of the original packaging is just too bulky to keep things in and I want to be able to use my new satchel/toy bag without worrying too much about products ... More
I agree about ziplocs. Totally not for me.

I like your satin + bow idea, though!
03/19/2009
Liz2 Liz2
I have done the zip lock thing, perhaps it's me but I have noticed a slight odor when opening the bags and they certainly don't look sexy but...so dam easy to locate the toy I want. Original. containers are too bulky esp the VixSkin line but I can see the toys. Satin sounds good but then I couldn't see what's inside. Tantus toys, mostly butt plugs, I just wrap together in a t shirt, so far..no problems.
My other toys are great but they seem to be lint magnets.
03/20/2009
Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
Thanks for starting this thread Carrie.

I'm pretty good at sewing and I've been thinking about making bags for personal use/sale/trade. I'm thinking organza in layers for the bags. (So you can see what's in the bag.)
Organza is generally made with nylon and/or polyester. Has anyone had one of these react to a toy? I wonder if nylon would leave impressions on toys.
03/20/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
Thanks for starting this thread Carrie.

I'm pretty good at sewing and I've been thinking about making bags for personal use/sale/trade. I'm thinking organza in layers for the bags. (So you can see what's in the bag.)
... More
That's what I wondered -- if something with texture would leave lines. I thought I read somewhere that it would but, yanno, I"m old. My memory is probably faulty.
03/20/2009
Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
That's what I wondered -- if something with texture would leave lines. I thought I read somewhere that it would but, yanno, I"m old. My memory is probably faulty.
I thought so too, but then I found a website selling organza bags specifically for toys.

I also wonder if non-satin or non-cotton materials could melt into the toys. Thoughts?
03/20/2009
Liz2 Liz2
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Originally posted by Not Here Anymore f/k/a Happy Lady
I thought so too, but then I found a website selling organza bags specifically for toys.

I also wonder if non-satin or non-cotton materials could melt into the toys. Thoughts?
I think heat is the #1 enemy of all toys other then plastic, metal and glass toys. If the material "breathes", should not be a problem.
03/20/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I wanted to bump this cuz in the last month I've been storing all my silicone, plastic and elastomed toys in one bag, touching each other and everything, with no issues at all.

No power cords to present a problem (and I don't want to risk it) but it seems that most of them can indeed be stored next to each other without doing funky things.

I know a few of us had concerns so I figured I'd share. Red and ScottA appear to have been right on the money.
05/08/2009
mistre$$ mistre$$
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Originally posted by Machina
Thank you for mentioning sugar saks, they are the best.

P.S. Hanging shoe organizers are a great place to store toys separately. I put mine in my closet behind my out of season clothes. It's a pretty discreet place, and they're ... More
That's a great idea!
01/26/2012
mistre$$ mistre$$
So pure silicone toys CAN be stored touching each other? I thought they couldn't. I have just made an effort to make pretty much none of my toys touch, which has been difficult at times.

I'm weeding out all of my toys that are not pure silicone and I am looking into storage for my Vibrating Champlette. The base makes it difficult to store in the Eden pouch, and the original container is so bulky.
01/26/2012
FemmeFlo FemmeFlo
I think pouches are the best option.
01/26/2012
mistre$$ mistre$$
The EF pouch isn't big enough for a toy with a base, so it's not terribly practical. If I was better with sewing and had a machine I would just make myself some quick and easy pouches. I plan on investing in a Divine toybox next.
01/26/2012
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