Storing cigars in their factory boxes in a humidor

Q. I just purchasedthree boxes of cigars and was about to put them in long term storage, but I’m unsure if I should leave the cello wrapper on the box, and if I should leave the cigars in the factory box while storing.
– Josh C.

A. For long term storage, you can leave everything intact. Removing the cello wrap on the box is optional. In either case, as long as the cigars are properly humidified, they’ll be OK. I would also reccommend that for long term storage, especially if you’re keeping them in their boxes, the cigars be stored at a cooler temperature, preferably closer to 60 degrees.