Storage is free for items and incoming packages for 180 days from the date we receive it. However, once the items are packed into a consolidation, it must be shipped within 7 days or storage fees will be charged. We require this for two reasons. First, we have limited storage in our shipping area, and we need to keep it clear so that we can get everyone's orders out faster! Second, by waiting until you're ready to ship to request a consolidation, we ensure that all of our packers are working on the highest priority orders first, and that all consolidations get packed faster!