Sunday, April 6, 2008

Creative packing materials

"And those slaves went out into the streets, and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests." Matthew 22:10
If you've moved before, you know full well that not all items fit into a neat square/rectangle box. Sometimes, we have weird spaces left and simply cannot find the appropriate item to fill it.
Unless you shop at Sam's and buy in bulk!! See this empty space? Take a guess at what I filled it with. Rather than going into the streets, I went into my storage closet...
...that is filled with - yep, toilet paper.
It was a perfect fit! Plus, it provides cushioning!!
And there's more where that came from.
Rolls of paper towels, packages of toilet paper & napkins!!
I've even used sweaters to wrap glass platters and such.
Works just fine!


Marci said...

That is a great idea. It helps to give things cushion too!!! When is the actual move?

photowannabe said...

Oh yes, been there...done that....
Just finished helping our close friends move and pack and unpack. Whew what a job.
I guess your hubby found a place for you to move all those goodies. Whens the big day?

TnFullQuiver said...

It is amazing what can be used to cushion boxes. I used handmade baby afghans to help cushion my china on one of our moves.

When Michael was in the navy, the navy would send a moving crew to move us. They did all the packing and moving. It was wonderful. One morning I made coffee which I was still enjoying. The packers dumped out the coffee and packed the pot. When we unpacked it a month later, they had left the coffee grounds in it! I learned then to wash the coffee pot BEFORE the packers came!! That is my word of wisdom for the day...wash your coffee pot BEFORE you pack it!!
grace and peace,