Storing Light Bulbs?

My husband feels the need to stock up on light bulbs, and I can not figure out a good way to store them. I am hoping someone has a clever idea. I read the one about old liquor boxes with inserts, I liked that. Any other ideas?


By Dale D.

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February 22, 20151 found this helpful

The packages that the bulbs are displayed in at the store are shipped from the manufacturer. The individual packages are packed in large cardboard containers and shipped from China, etc., and survive the long journeys well.

You can simply pack the original lightbulb packages in a box for storage.

December 9, 20160 found this helpful

I keep a few on hand in their original packaging in a small extra drawer in a night stand. I can't see the need to stockpile so many as I've been reading here.


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December 5, 20161 found this helpful

I have a large family and I have noticed that no one stores their extra light bulbs in the same way.

Daughter stores hers in original holder in shoe boxes - one for each size if necessary and marks the wattage on the outside of the container. The shoe boxes are stacked on a shelf in hall closet. She keeps larger light bulbs in a container in the garage.


Son stores his in original holder (when possible) and stores them in Tupperware like containers that slide under his bed. He also keeps some in beverage holders (like the kind that hold wine coolers or bottled cappuccino) that are placed in dollar tree baskets and stored on a closet shelf.

Not very original but seems to work for them.


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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Keep a supply of one of each bulb you use in a closet at or near your meter box. Store the rest in boxes according to type inside a larger box.

December 6, 20160 found this helpful

we also stock up on them .and we keep them in their original holders and I put them in a plastic tote in the basement.... been working well for us !.


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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

I got a plastic 3-drawer storage unit on Freecycle. I store my bulbs in there.


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