I was wondering how people store their octa soft boxes.
The elinchrom ones can be collapsed/folding and stored in a bag but you still get a bit of rubbing of the metal rods against the silver lining which eventually leads to tears in the lining.
Alternatively you can dismantle them completely but then you can get damage to the lining from the fitting ring slipping out while you're putting the first complete of rods in when you're putting it up again.
I 'store' mine fully assembled, just taken off the head, and hang them up on cords, dangling. I have the luxury of some free space! My experience with all makes of soft boxes, including very expensive Broncolor, is that lots of assembly/dismantling/assembly wears the fabric.
In the studio I just use those double clip trowser/skirt holders you get when you buy them. They clip on the face and it can then be hung on the wall fully open face to wall.
Another studio I know uses the long galvanised 'L'shaped straps you can buy from builders merchants bent so the short leg goes through centre hole and the strap does not rub on the fabric. They are intended as restraint straps in roofs and floors to tie them in with the main structure.