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amother




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Post  Wed, Jan 13 2021, 8:54 am
im moving iyh in 2 weeks for the first time in 13 years! any tips and tricks for packing and making the move easier?
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Jan 13 2021, 9:36 am
Some good tips here.
https://www.imamother.com/foru.....15880
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lfab




 
 
 
 

Post  Wed, Jan 13 2021, 10:40 am
Buy stretch wrap, something like this https://www.amazon.com/Duck-Br.....r=8-9
Really came in handy when we moved. We used it to wrap plastic bins that had toys to make sure lids wouldn't pop off during transport (instead of packing up each toy in boxes and then needing to replace in bins at the other end, on small sets of plastic drawers, so we could keep the things stored in there and not have to worry about drawers opening, cutlery trays- just wrap with all cutlery still inside, etc.
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 1:23 pm
thanks for the tips! I ordered the wrap for the kids toys. im looking for a good size box for heavy books and seforim. willing to order it but I need some sort of dimension? any ideas.
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singleagain




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 1:26 pm
For stuff hanging in your closet. Instead of packing it up take a couple of garbage bags poke the hangers through the bottom of the trash bag and tie it closed on the opening
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sweet




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 1:35 pm
We moved twice in the last yr and a half.
Wrap heavy books and sefarim in saran wrap.
4-6 together.

For the Clothing in the closet they bring wardrobe boxes.

I Used dif. Color tape on the boxes for each room.

Good luck and enjoy the move!
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 1:58 pm
thanks for the tips! I ordered the wrap for the kids toys. im looking for a good size box for heavy books and seforim. willing to order it but I need some sort of dimension? any ideas.
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singleagain




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 2:12 pm
Your local grocery store might sell you flat boxes .... Or you could collect them from friends and neighbors
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amother




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Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 3:00 pm
Go to your local sefarim store and ask them to save you boxes from sefarim they stock. Give them 2-3 weeks notice.
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bouncy




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 3:11 pm
send everything on the moving truck!!! (not silver, jewelry, etc)
don't leave items that you will pick-up after.
send it all. stroller, patio set, outdoor toys.....
good luck Smile
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sweet




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 3:15 pm
Theres also a huge difference if your moving locally or to a new city- state!
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Fave




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 4:25 pm
When in doubt, throw it out. If you didn’t use something in the last year, you probably won’t use it in your new house either. Now is the time to purge.
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ra_mom




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 5:19 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
thanks for the tips! I ordered the wrap for the kids toys. im looking for a good size box for heavy books and seforim. willing to order it but I need some sort of dimension? any ideas.

Use the wrap for the big sefarim like shas. They will rip through any box you try unless you use heavy plastic containers or milk crates.
For regular sefarim buy bankers boxes as they are meant to hold heavy files and they are sturdy.
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southernbubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Thu, Jan 14 2021, 5:35 pm
Local u-haul stores as well as storage rental places have boxes of all sizes for sale but I found that the boxes that cartons of milk were stored in was the best for books as well as wine boxes. See if the grocery stores can help.
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