E-Cigarette Storage: Where to Put it All
You have all of your e-cig supplies on-hand: multiple batteries, e-juice, full and blank cartomizers, an atomizer for drip testing . . . it can get to be a bit cumbersome. If you’re like many vapers, your electronic cigarettes and related supplies have already taken over a drawer, cabinet or surface in your home. You have to have all of these supplies, though, so what’s the solution?
While we have no doubt that eventually the market will make up for this lapse and you’ll able to go to the department store and buy an e-cigarette caddy, that day isn’t here yet. In the meantime, we have a few suggestions from our own experience and the vaping community regarding some e-cigarette storage options.
Permanent Electronic Cigarette Storage
When we say permanent storage, we mean your bulk supplies. Extra backup batteries, blank cartomizers and other pieces of your e-cig collection need to go some place accessible, but you don’t necessarily need them with you at all times.
The best solution we’ve seen for the permanent e-cigarettes storage issue is the tackle box. Anglers use them to organize lures, and crafters long ago adopted this same storage method for beads, buttons, ribbon and other supplies. People even use tackle boxes for large jewelry and makeup collections on occasion.
When it comes to electronic cigarette storage, a tackle box is an excellent choice all around. You get multiple compartments, all easily accessible. We’ve seen other methods like wooden chests, plastic bins and even cardboard boxes, but the tackle box remains the best method for both organization and storage purposes.
Keeping Your E-Cigs Handy During the Day
At work and at home, you need to keep your e-cig handy, and that usually means having access to at least one standby battery and cartomizer. For this you can get fancy, or go with something on-hand, and there are advantages to both approaches.
If you use something you already have available it saves you a purchase. However, the best option most people have around their homes that both carries electronic cigarettes upright and is portable is a glass or coffee mug. This approach may be fine for you, but we’ve heard more than one story about a vaper who – used to storing e-cigs in a coffee mug – accidentally gives their electronic cigarette a caffeine bath.
Instead, another innovative idea has been mentioned repeatedly around the vaping community: a toothbrush holder. This is one of the most creative approaches out there, and it works beautifully as long as your electronic cigarettes are of the slimmer variety. Each e-cig slides right into a toothbrush slot. Find the right one and you should be able to keep several batteries and cartomizers on-hand at all times, in a manner that allows you to pick them up and carry them with you when you relocate to another room.
Storing Your Electronic Cigarettes for Travel
When it comes to travelling with your e-cigs, you have plenty of options. It really all comes down to how many supplies you’ll need to take and how you plan on travelling. One quick tip for airline travel, for example, is to buy pre-filled cartomizers or fill your own beforehand, because it saves you potential confusion and hassles when you try to bring e-liquid through airport security.
As far as your actual storage container, though, a pouch will generally be a better choice than a box for travel. Look for pencil pouches in the school supply section of your local store, or use a toiletry or makeup bag. These often have a few different compartments to allow for separation of your supplies.
Specially Made Storage
For larger, long-term storage, you’ll definitely need to consider a tackle box or other option, but for your everyday needs, you may be able to purchase something like the personal charging case (PCC) we sell at Modern Vapor for the Sidesho and 902 models. Something made by the manufacturer is going to be your best bet for size and usability, not to mention that the PCCs both carry and charge your e-cigs.
The above suggestions are only a few of the innovations we’ve heard about from the electronic cigarette community. With as fast as the industry is growing, though, we may need to update this article with new electronic cigarette storage options sooner than we might expect!