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Thread: Moving - How do you pack your stash?

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    Junior Member babyquiltlady's Avatar
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    I have a quilting friend who has to move. Not only have we been friends for many years and it is sad to see her move on, but she has ask me to help her pack her stash.

    Any suggestions on how to pack her stash?

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    Plastic totes?

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    Xerox paper boxes.

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    Well-labeled copy paper boxes, or plastic totes.
    Maybe put "projects" into certain ones, UFO's, etc. Labels so she can find her projects without too much hassle~

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    I might put fabric in plastic bags before setting it into a cardboard box, just in case there is a leak or other water hazard during the move itself.

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    Carefully in clear garbage sacks in small bundles. When we moved from Texas to Missouri, I had carefully packed in carboard boxes and tubs all my material and books. Well, two men packed the truck to move. They took most of it apart in packed it into small places. They threw plastic storage units aside (and other things), and I ended up with a huge bill from the rental company to "haul those" things away. $$$$

    Then, as it turned out, the load was unloaded into storage, until our house was finished, loaded again to finally get here. We thought the house would be finished, but it wasn't for nine weeks. Best laid plans of mice & men...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JulieR
    I might put fabric in plastic bags before setting it into a cardboard box, just in case there is a leak or other water hazard during the move itself.
    Ditto this. Several years ago the theatre where I work rented a special kind of curtain from another theatre (it was black velveteen with fiber optic cables to create a starry sky). When the other theatre packed it up for shipping, they put it in a box without a plastic barrier of any sort, and something greasy/oily spilled all over the box in transit. It soaked through the cardboard and poof, several-thousand-dollar curtain was ruined. We were just glad it happened in their packaging, rather than ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue
    Carefully in clear garbage sacks in small bundles. When we moved from Texas to Missouri, I had carefully packed in carboard boxes and tubs all my material and books. Well, two men packed the truck to move. They took most of it apart in packed it into small places. They threw plastic storage units aside (and other things), and I ended up with a huge bill from the rental company to "haul those" things away. $$$$

    Then, as it turned out, the load was unloaded into storage, until our house was finished, loaded again to finally get here. We thought the house would be finished, but it wasn't for nine weeks. Best laid plans of mice & men...
    What the???????

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    Totes or medium sized boxes, fabric can weigh a lot :wink:

    I agree with lining the boxes with garbage bags, I do this with anything that I don't want water/liquid damaged.
    I do the same when packing any kinds of liquids too :D:D:D

    The dollar tree has great bags for this, 10 in a box for a dollar :D

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    I definitely used totes the last time I moved. They can be stacked for one. I bought enough blue totes so I could see at a glance that they contained fabric and sewing items. Other household items went into the grey ones. Keep in mind that fabric is heavy, so the totes were NOT the large ones. I also had a "go-to" box (green) that had a change of clothing, my bathrobe and slippers, a skillet, paper plates, plastic cutlery and the coffee pot and with a container of coffee and filters, toilet paper and meds.

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