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Thread: Moving Stash

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    I like laulswalia's suggestion. But i would also encourage you not to take anything you don't love. You won't miss it, nor will your relatives who haven't seen it.

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    Oh dear ... Moving. I don't envy you. But, I am sure you will be happy when it is all done. I think if you are able to pack like colored fabric together it will make the other end putting away much easier. The kits and things bought to make something special should stay together for sure and maybe placed together in a plastic bag so they don't get separated. I personally would begin at one end of my stash and pack it numbering and labeling each box as I went. If you buy a composition journal and number each box and list it on your page with what is in the box it would be a life saver. They are at walmart two for a buck right now. The other way would be to take a picture of the contents before packing it into the box. Then you know where everything is and in what box. Also, if you put away your stash in the same order you had it in the last house, you will not feel so lost in your new sewing space. Make sense? MAKE sure all of the cords, petals and feet stay together with each machine it goes to even if you have to tape them together or buy an inexpensive generic sewing machine case! How many times have I read on here of a lost cord or petal??

    Just try and be as organized as you can with everything and it will pay off in the end of the journey.

    Oh, buy colored markers and color on the box, assign each color to a room. Say blue kitchen, green bathroom ... on and on. That way it isn't a where does this box go in the new place.

    If you can start now with things you know you won't be using until you arrive at the other house, I would go for it. Why wait and have the whole house to deal with at once?
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    Do you have a vehicle, that can tow a small U-Haul trailer? I would never trust movers, with anything breakable.
    Neesie


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    Good luck with your move.

    We will have to do it, too - and I am dreading the idea!

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    This company wasn't concerned about weight, but rather than volume. I thought it would, but the fabric was coming with us anyway, so why not use it for packing?
    Kathy

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    After organizing, washing and pressing all my stash, I would no way pack with it. Oh no not my stash. I would use my linen closet items for that if necessary. I prefer the bubble wrap really.
    RedGarnet222

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    Put it in totes, label it, and move it in. Then when you get the house in order, it will be like Christmas! I hope your move goes smooth and SAFE! Does your sister and SILs live close to you when you move, if so, I bet they would love to help you get your room up and running in now time!
    Country 1

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    We have moved many times. My recommendations are: 1. If you don't need/want it, then don't move it. Donate to the nearest charity. 2. Label, label, label. I know it takes time now, but it saves time on the other end of the move. You won't be sorry.

    Good luck on your move, make lots of new friends and enjoy your new community.

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    I had to pack up all of my stash a few years ago after the floor in my sewing room collapsed and I went to WalMart and bought a lot of really big plastic totes and proceeded to empty each large shelf into a vey large tote - the lids just snapped on. When my DH went to move them, the lids popped off and were extremely heavy. So, back to WalMart and bought some smaller totes that had lids that had handles that snapped on - much better fasteners. Oh yes, and they were clear, so that I could see in them.

    HTH
    Nikki in MO

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    I moved a lot for a period of time.. One thing I learned... if you don't reduce prior to the move... it makes it that much harder on the new end. If you move all of your stash... organize it the way you will want it on the other end ... or it will seem like forever before you get your sewing space set up. I am not a fan of using stash for packing.. it can make for a good deal of work refolding and reorganizing . I once moved on two days notice( used professionals) ... it took a year to get things the way I needed. The movers just packed and marked the box what room . My sewing room was the hardest to get organized .

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