Smart Ways to Package Your Summer Fun

July 02, 2019


Happy Summer, Ernesters! It’s the time of year when you get to hit the road for a little outdoor fun. Whether it’s camping, hiking, road tripping with the windows down or whatever floats your summer boat, we’re here to help make it all a little bit easier.

See, we know packaging in all of its many forms. That means we can help you maximize space, master cold chain and even keep your chips from becoming a mess of crumbs. We’ve broken down some packing tips to get your summer gear where it needs to go. So let’s get to it!

Pack a Perfect Picnic

Some things were built to take a beating — like our Cardboard Chaos drum kit! But the delicious snacks you’ve got packed in your picnic basket? They don’t stand a chance without some protective inner packaging. Keep your crushables like chips, bread and soft fruits happy by using some extra corrugated cardboard to divide up your basket. Or, you could just buy a basket with a few separators built in.

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Keep Your Camping Supplies Cold

Who knows “cool” better than the E-Team? Follow our lead and try these cooler packing tips to keep your food cold and unspoiled: 

Put ice in sealable plastic bags instead of dumping it all in at once. This way, your food stays dry (and cold) even when the ice melts. You will also want to make sure these packages of ice are distributed around the cooler so that you don’t get cold spots and not-so-cold spots.


Better yet, go with a couple of ice packs like all the meal delivery companies are doing. You can also freeze or chill items like hot dogs to keep them frozen longer and keep items around them cool too! And be sure to keep your picnic basket in the backseat of the car instead of the trunk to keep it cooler with the interior air conditioning.

Master the Art of Cargo Control

Keep an eye on safety and make sure you can see out of the back window. Don’t pack up an SUV with stuff so high you can’t see out the back. Instead keep a clear area in the middle in order to see through the rearview mirror. You should also use vertical space and lay luggage on its side or upright when possible.


We know packaging and we know it well. It’s because we consider the best possible applications for materials, even in everyday ways. That’s why you need our team of custom package designers, who are experts at identifying the most efficient use of space and materials — always with your customer’s experience in mind! Contact us today to tackle your biggest packaging challenges, and keep cool this summer.