Purpose: Alginate impression materials are the most commonly used masses for taking impressions. They are characterized by good relation of properties to the price. However, the main problem associated with use of the impression masses is dimensions stability. Manufacturers of alginate masses recommend storage impression without any source of moisture, but dentists frequently store impressions wrapped in a wet materials. This may be the a reason of changes in dimensions and other properties. Moreover, it is recognized, that casting the model in the soon after making impression guarantee better dimensional accuracy. However, models are made usually after 24h. For some masses producers claim unequivocally, that the impressions can be stored for up to 168 h without changing the dimensions. So in this study was investigates how storage conditions affect chosen properties of alginate mass, including the accuracy of the models. Design/methodology/approach: Samples were prepared according to the manufacturer instruction and divided into 5 groups. Measurements were made 20 min after taking the impression and after 24h/168h of storage with/ without the resource of moisture. The measurements of Shore A hardness, tensile strength, mass changes and dimensional changes were made. Accuracies of the dental stone models were investigated with models manufactured after 20 min and 168 h after impressions, in comparison to the master model. Findings: The study showed that the storage conditions and time of storage had influence on properties of alginate impression mass. The resource of moisture has got an influence on dimensions and mass changes, tensile strength, elongation and shore A hardness. The results show that the use of the resource of moisture may be a cause of unfavourable changes in the gypsum model dimensions. Research limitations/implications: The storing of the alginate impressions with the resource of moisture is commonly practiced by the doctors, but it inconsistent with the manufacturer's recommendation. Practical implications: The method storing of the alginate impressions determined not only the materials properties, but also the clinical properties of final products like dentures. Originality/value: The significant of the method of the storing of alginate impression materials on the chosen properties of the materials and the accuracy of the dental stone models were shown.