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Thread: How do I move my stash and stuff?

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    My DH and I are moving back where we moved from originally because he's retiring. I have about two and a half months to get things sorted and packed up. That would include my quilting studio. It's not in horrible shape because I organized back when we all went on that organizing toot. Remember? However it's not in GREAT shape either. All you ladies who have made moves and survived please help. I need to get rid of some stuff I don't use and won't use in future. What should I do with it? I also need to make sure I can find all my most important quilty items once I'm in my new house. That'll be the first of what I'll unpack. Except of course my sewing machines. Any and all tips will be gratefully accepted. 8-)

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    Bev, become a regular here and then you can sell things to us!!! :D:D
    Good luck with your move!

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    My Sister laughed at me when I moved just less than 5 years ago but now knows why! I packed; my quilting bits m bobs last, in fact it traveled in my car, and was the first thing to be unpacked ane put in situ first, I know my priorities, and so does my family :twisted:

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    i moved about a year and a half ago i had a sale invited quilting buddies and sold everything i didn't think i would use. that is before i knew about this site. Would probably sell here now. i used BIG plastic tubs to pack all fabric that was not on bolts. Heavy black plastic bags for fabric on bolts. put everything from each peg board in separate plastic totes same with all the stuff that was on cutting table and sewing table. That way when you open a plastic tote you know that all the stuff in it goes in one place.Be sure to not pack the boxes with books to heavy and good luck. here is a picture of room after unpacking http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-87898-1.htm

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    start collecting copy paper boxes from your local print shop or wherever, they hold a manageable amount of fabric, you can write on the outside, and they stack well.

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    Another suggestion is to buy the plastic storage tubs. You can label them and protect your fabric. they will be all ready for your new location until you can get your sewing area setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Bev, become a regular here and then you can sell things to us!!! :D:D
    Good luck with your move!
    I AM a regular here. I joined when this board first started. I guess I just don't post enough for people to remember me. But thanks for the reminder, I'll start thinking about how to put my sellables on the classified posts here. That's the best way to make sure someone will love them as much as I have. :lol:

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    The only thing I did that I thought saved me time unpacking was putting small things in plastic bags, like smaller rulers, machine feet, bobbins and thread. Then I put them in the boxes with fabrics. Fabrics and accessories went in boxes on the truck. My machine came in the car with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Bev, become a regular here and then you can sell things to us!!! :D:D
    Good luck with your move!
    I AM a regular here. I joined when this board first started. I guess I just don't post enough for people to remember me. But thanks for the reminder, I'll start thinking about how to put my sellables on the classified posts here. That's the best way to make sure someone will love them as much as I have. :lol:
    What she means is that you have to have a certain amount of posts in a certain amount of time so that it says "regular" under your name. It really doesn't have anything to do with when you joined.

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    for fabrics you don't need right away at your new place, wrap other items that you pack...saves the cost of packing materials/

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    Thank you for the info on a regular. I am new and have seen that under the names and wondered how it worked.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Bev, become a regular here and then you can sell things to us!!! :D:D
    Good luck with your move!
    I AM a regular here. I joined when this board first started. I guess I just don't post enough for people to remember me. But thanks for the reminder, I'll start thinking about how to put my sellables on the classified posts here. That's the best way to make sure someone will love them as much as I have. :lol:
    What she means is that you have to have a certain amount of posts in a certain amount of time so that it says "regular" under your name. It really doesn't have anything to do with when you joined.

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    yeppers sell it on here and only accept Paypal on it. If you are trying to pack fabric what I did when I moved was buy totes(rubbermaid type) I spend a little more on them but I still use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Bev, become a regular here and then you can sell things to us!!! :D:D
    Good luck with your move!
    I AM a regular here. I joined when this board first started. I guess I just don't post enough for people to remember me. But thanks for the reminder, I'll start thinking about how to put my sellables on the classified posts here. That's the best way to make sure someone will love them as much as I have. :lol:
    What she means is that you have to have a certain amount of posts in a certain amount of time so that it says "regular" under your name. It really doesn't have anything to do with when you joined.[/quote]


    Yeah, I do know that. But what I guess I didn't realize is that if you even stop posting for a short while, as I have done in the last couple of weeks, the word "regular" is removed from under your picture . So, in order to be a real regular you'd have to post very frequently even if you don't have much to say. Which must be why I don't have the very important word "regular" under my name right now. But maybe this bunch of posts will put me back on the "A" list again. At least I hope so, or I won't be able to list my stuff in the classifieds. 8-)

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    If you're like me, my regular user comes and goes. Lots of times I just read, but don't feel like I have anything new to contribute. What I would say has already been said. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    If you're like me, my regular user comes and goes. Lots of times I just read, but don't feel like I have anything new to contribute. What I would say has already been said. :D
    Exactly right!

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    Bev, your avatar is showing up with "regular" under your name now!

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    How far of a move it is? I just moved last summer and packed it all up in storage totes and took it along. I did have more boxed in my sewing room then there were for 3 other rooms of my house but hey my entire stash made the move with me... and I got to organize it when I got to the new place.

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    Bev, if you live in Gainesville and are a member of the day guild (if I correctly recognize you from your photo) you could always box up what you want to divest of at the October Treasure Sale. Perhaps a good friend could sell what you wish to make money on without any "right now" hassles of shipping and payments, and send you the proceeds - at least it'd be out of your face quickly enough since time is short. You could also have an Open House, whereby guild members and friends could stop by and make an offer on what you wish to sell (add cookies and coffee and I'll bet you'd be inundated!). Just a few ideas, anyway!

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    Just never let the movers move your sewing machines. They always go in the van along with my quilts and DH's computers. We have moved so many times. If it's going into storage for a while, I put anything I don't want to have water damage in plastic totes. More expensive than boxes, but has saved so many things from being damaged. Plastic bags for smaller things is a great idea too.

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    if you have items you want to (un-load) i would check with the local senior center, convelescence homes (sp) and women's resource center. check to see if there is a local guild that works on community projects...any of these would happily accept your donations

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    Bev, I am right outside of Ocala, where are you moving to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Bev, your avatar is showing up with "regular" under your name now!
    I just ran back and checked it, and you're RIGHT!!! What did I do to deserve such an honor!!? I think it's because since I started this thread I've been yammering away, or maybe not. I just don't know. It seems to me that I spend way, way too much time on this board just yammering away.
    Thank you for being so observant. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Bev, your avatar is showing up with "regular" under your name now!
    OOOOoooooooo does that mean I get to go shopping now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wunder-Mar
    Bev, if you live in Gainesville and are a member of the day guild (if I correctly recognize you from your photo) you could always box up what you want to divest of at the October Treasure Sale. Perhaps a good friend could sell what you wish to make money on without any "right now" hassles of shipping and payments, and send you the proceeds - at least it'd be out of your face quickly enough since time is short. You could also have an Open House, whereby guild members and friends could stop by and make an offer on what you wish to sell (add cookies and coffee and I'll bet you'd be inundated!). Just a few ideas, anyway!
    Thanks Mar ... I think the "Open House" is a good idea. I wouldn't want to ask anyone to keep my stuff hanging around in their house until Oct. Boy, now that you mention it, I sure am going to miss those October treasure sales. I've picked up some great stuff over the years. BTW, I've written out directions for the event of my premature death. DH is to have a big "Quilters Only" sale and do the coffee & cookies thing. My daughters will be glad to help him, I'm sure. That way I'll know for sure that the people who get my stuff will take care of it the way I would. What do ya think, good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janedennis
    Bev, I am right outside of Ocala, where are you moving to?
    I'm moving back to St. Augustine by the beach! I am SO looking forward to it. We're kind of beachless here in G'ville, and I do love the water and sand. This is the first time in my life I've lived without being able to look out the window and see, even if in the far distance, the beach. It makes a difference. 8-)

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