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Author Topic: I'm moving: Packing advice requested!  (Read 2674 times)

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Re: I'm moving: Packing advice requested!
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 12:48:54 AM »
I agree with the idea of plastic stacker boxes instead of cardboard ones. I have a lot of boxed up glass due to lack of space and cardboard boxes are a nightmare as they sag, collapse on each other and so on - and these are very sturdy boxes which have survived being hauled about by couriers already. For large quantity of tissue sheets, look at florists' suppliers - that's where we got ours from at a very reasonable price. Good luck with the move! :)
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Re: I'm moving: Packing advice requested!
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2011, 07:37:49 AM »
If you're going to use the plastic stacking boxes (I do), then don't fill them right to the top - if you stack them the other end the lids "sag" slightly and will press down on the contents. Also, if possible, try and put them in standing up, so you just have one layer. 

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Re: I'm moving: Packing advice requested!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2011, 01:50:05 PM »
I get my packing paper for wrapping items from my local picture framer - the sheets of glass arrive with a layer of paper between each one. They are free and would otherwise be thrown away. I get free bubble wrap from a large shop nearby, they recycle loads of it, it is used to protect layers of apples and the like, I pick up a handful each time I go in there.

Heat and cold are not a problem for glass, as mentioned it is sudden temperature changes which cause damage.

If in doubt I always use extra bubblewarp..... ;D


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Re: I'm moving: Packing advice requested!
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2011, 11:15:03 PM »
If using boxes, i used the heavy duty double walled boxes. This prevents sagging and you have an extra layer of cardboard in case something sharp or heavy bangs against the box. Everything else has been mentioned. And as per common senese, when stacking the boxes, the heaviest on the bottom and the lighter ones on top.

And yes...a good idea to move the glass yourself. I do this as well as I have seen some really dodgy movers in my time. Especially after 30+ moves...


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