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Thread: Moving to another state with my stash and supplies?

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    My husband may have a job starting in another state. I just can't wrap my mind around how to pack all my "stuff" from my basement and my studio full of my stash and all my other craft supplies and computer supplies. Have any of you had to do this?? Have any suggestions or tips?
    Deb in NC

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    I used my stash as packing materials for the breakables...fat quarters between plates and bowls, larger pieces around serving dishes, glassware, decorative items, etc....just make sure that the items are clean. This way when you unwrap you can fold each piece of fabric in the way you want it and organize your stash in the new place as you unpack other rooms. I've moved several times and this has worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    I used my stash as packing materials for the breakables...fat quarters between plates and bowls, larger pieces around serving dishes, glassware, decorative items, etc....just make sure that the items are clean. This way when you unwrap you can fold each piece of fabric in the way you want it and organize your stash in the new place as you unpack other rooms. I've moved several times and this has worked for me.
    Great idea!

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    I moved from TN to NC 4 years ago. In order to keep most of my stash, I used it to wrap breakables. Place fq's between dishes, wrap glasses with them, then stuff yardage around them so nothing moves and breaks. Fill in around your lamps with yardage, any where you have some space. Wrap pictures and mirrors in yardage. Stuff empty drawers with fabric. It not only saves your stash, you save money on packing supplies.

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    that is the greatest idea on how to move and pack a stash

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    that is the greatest idea on how to move and pack a stash
    agreed!

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    The suggestions above are great! Whatever you do, do not get rid of your stash! I did and I'm so sorry. At the time, I was more into cross stitch than quilting. I've spent a bundle builing up a stash again. Are you using a moving van? Large rubbermaid totes would be helpful. I'd hand carry my machines if possible.

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    Ugh, I can't imagine using my stash to save my breakables! I would have to re-iron each piece to organize it back in place once we arrived! That's far too much like work for me!!! I moved from N.H. to S.C., just packed it up by color and it was easy to set right back up in my new sewing room! (Didn't have the luxury of a sewing room back home, wow what a treat it has been!)

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    I'm still in the process of moving from Iowa to Ne and my sewing room was one of the first things to go. I took the chance to organize and categorize everything! Clear totes help me see where most everything is.

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    Not only using stash to wrap breakables but your linens also... towels and sheets... We moved 30 times in 23 years... I learned the hard way DON"T use the bubble wrap for your fragile and breakables. It doesn't give under weight pressure or mishandling by movers... The one time I used it, i lose over 1/2 of my collectible trinkets and several pieces of my dishes. Picture glass and frames were also broken...
    Yes, use the plastic totes (13 gal. is is best for moving and storage) .... Books use the small totes... You won't believe how heavy books are when put in the 13 gal. size.

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