Hi, and welcome to another episode of Mondays With Mardo. I'm Gerard and this week's beginner cigar guide, we're going to talk about how to store your cigars without a humidor. But before I get going, I need you to click on the subscribe button, click on the bell to be notified every single week on Mondays with Mardo's.
All right, so let's say you have a bunch of cigars and you don't know what to do with them because you don't know where to store them. Well, this can happen. If you went on a trip, you come back and you have a surplus of cigars because you didn't smoke all of them, or if you've got some cigars gifted to you for your wedding or your birthday and you're not a super-duper cigar smoker, so therefore you have nowhere to store them. And to order something online can be very expensive, or it's not something that you really want to do.
Boveda has you guys covered. If you want to make the investment between 8-$20, they have different size bags, small, medium, and large. This is pretty easy. It says even right here, zero activation, zero maintenance, lasts one full year for the bag. No mess. No worries. Just enjoy.
So you basically break open the seal, you put the cigars in there, as many as you can fit, and you've got yourself covered. If you want to go larger, here's a larger one. Now let's say you did order the cigars. You went on your trip, you came back. If you did order your cigars from mardocigars.com and you got a five pack or a 10 pack, we always put Boveda in our cigar bags, so you can always use that as well to keep your cigars, and this will work up to 30 days.
All right, so tip number two, get yourself a Tupperware. You're going to find this in your kitchen. If you don't have one, don't worry they're relatively inexpensive and you can get them at the grocery store, Walmart, or what have you. Now the biggest trick is to know what size pouch you need to use. You do need to get yourself one of these. They cost 99 cents for a little one up to five bucks for the bigger one.
At mardocigars.com or boveda.com, They have it broken down to the count of cigars you have within a cubic volume of space, so if you have five cigars and a very big container does not mean you get the little teeny, itty, bitty one, you have to get one that will suffice the entire cubic volume of space. So we have it broken down from 0-50 counts cigars, 75-100, and so on. If you go to Mardo Cigars, you click on Boveda, or you go to boveda.com, it'll tell you what size packet you need according to the cubic volume space.
What RH levels? 69%, I'm going to keep it very simple. Go with that, because it's going to keep it relatively very, very simple. Don't get too crazy. Just go with the 69%, you're always going to be in a safe bet just to store your cigars until you do get a humidor.
Anyways, let me know in the comments what you do to store your cigars if you don't have a humidor. Other than that, I'll see you guys next week. But remember to follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and remember to tell your friends to subscribe to our YouTube channel. See you.