How to Store a Flag

by Tricksy Tania February 14, 2020 3 min read

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Flags are a durable form of decoration that can withstand various types of harsh weather conditions. From freezing snow in the winter to scorching sun in the summer, and harsh winds in the fall besides soaking wet showers in the spring, you can rest assured knowing that your flag will stand tall and proud despite what Mother Nature throws at it.

That being said, however, is the fact that sometimes we don’t want to keep our flags up and on display year-round. This can be true for many instances. For example, you might want to place up a seasonal flag which would require you to swap your flags that are currently on display with each incoming change.

On the other hand, you might be travelling or moving locations in which you will have to temporarily pack up your flag to bring it with you. These cases, and many more, will require you to store your flag for later use. This might sound easy enough but like everything, there is a right way and a wrong way of doing things. To avoid possible damage to your flag, here is a guide on how to store a flag.

Folding a Flag

Folded Flag
The best possible way to store your flag is by storing it in a flat position. You should keep your flag as flat as possible. This is because folding a flag leads to that flag developing creases. Creases are entrenched lines that are caused when any fabric has become harshly bent. Creases can be near impossible to remove.

Likewise, a flag, like any form of fabric, can easily become wrinkled if it is tossed around too often. This is why storing a flag as flat as you can is highly recommended as it eliminates the chances of your flag developing possible folds and wrinkles.

However, this can be hard to accomplish due to the transportation of your flag or place constraints. If this is the case, then you should at least try to make as few folds as possible when packing up your flag. As well, when folding your flag, make sure to align the corners and sides of your flag to avoid wrinkles and an added on the odd design. Who knows, maybe a clean and clear grid pattern might enhance the beauty of your flag instead!

Storage Environment

It is highly recommended that you store your flag in the cleanest environment as possible. This means a place that is free from dust, dirt, pet hair and any other form of a messy substance that will cause your flag to become dirty.

A great way in which you can achieve this is by finding a proper place to store your flag. To start, this place would have to be made of the proper material. You will need to store your flag in a place that is resistant to mold that could potentially form. Also, this place would have to be able to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Some weather conditions include harsh sunlight, strong winds, pouring rain, heavy snow, slick ice and so on. Likewise, this environment should also be designed to maintain a steady and mild temperature which doesn’t fluctuate between getting too hot or too cold.

To add on, you should also store your flag in a place that is free from animals both big and small. To accomplish these points, you should store your flag in a room or container that is free from cracks and holes. Follow these tips and you can be certain that no matter where you are or how long it’s been, your flag will look as good as new!


1 Response

Karen Larson
Karen Larson

February 20, 2020

Rolling your flags for storage will not cause folds or creases and then store them in a plastic rectangular box meant for wrapping paper storage.

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