All latex balloons have a shelf life (or expiration date) and depending on how you store your balloon, they can last for years.
Bargain Balloons recommends using latex balloons within two years after being manufactured because they will get brittle and pop after years of being unused.
- Always store balloons in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area.
- Balloons should be kept away from direct light sources, such as sunlight, incandescent, and fluorescent lights.
- Store at room temperature between 68 to 72 degrees F (20 to 22 degrees C).
- Keep balloons away from any heat sources, such as motors and hot water pipes.
- Do not store balloons in a vehicle or garage where temperatures fluctuate.
- Use containers with a good lid and don’t overstuff the container. It is essential to let the balloons “breathe”. If you pack the container too tight they could stick and pop more over time.
- Always rotate the balloons in your containers every few months (or give your container a shake). Overall, if you store your balloons well, they can last for a long time.