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Old 01-29-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Ok, need some insight as the best way to pack these items.....as far as food items, I mean mostly non-perishable things like sugar, seasonings, oils (bottled olive oils and such) and canned goods. I was thinking perhaps can pack these items in a plastic tote or something so as to not having to worry about bugs and critters getting in during the move. Since I have alot of spices that I am still using, I would like to take these along so that I can use them at the new destination once the move is complete.

Now, as for CD/DVD/Blu-ray collection, I do have a decent sized collection, but of course they take up alot of room in some of the boxes I had them packed in. Some of them are boxed sets too (like the original Transformer cartoon series, Family Guy, etc) and was thinking of perhaps getting a disc binder to house all of my movie and audio collection in those and probably get rid of the cases. I am still on the fence with this one though, so any ideas or suggestions anyone of you may have will be very helpful.

My goal is to travel as lightly as possible. I am taking a trip to MI next month so I will try to take some of my things with me so as to reduce the number of boxes to pack for the moving truck. My furniture, which I don't have much I plan to either give away or sell. The only 'big' items I have would be my futon with pad mattress, and my TV stand for my 40" HDTV. The stand also has tempered glass panels so I will have to pack that carefully to avoid the panels being broken.

Hmm, I think that's about it for now....
I wouldn't take any of the food except the spices, if they are fairly fresh. Spices are so expensive. Luckily they don't take up much room, though. Food in general should be used up as much as possible, and not moved IMO.

I'd put the spices in a zip-lock bag or bags, and just take them in the car with me or put in the box with items needed immediately upon arrival.

As for CD's and DVD's, I think your idea sounds pretty good and I don't really have any better ideas.

Since you are moving yourself, you might even want to consider getting rid of your TV stand as well unless it would be difficult to replace. It sounds heavy. Unless you love your futon, you could buy an inflatable bed from Wal-Mart after you get there, for temporary use.
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Believe me, its not worth it to pack food stuffs, things like cooking oils, etc. Even unopened, they could be damaged, you couldn't believe the mess one bottle of cooking oil could make, all over a moving van or storage unit! We've had that happen!

Things like flour, sugar, spices, etc, can attract bugs. Usr it up or throw it out!

Canned goods, eat them up or donate them.

There, you've just eliminated several boxes right there
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Definitely do the binders for the CD and DVD's.

Not only saves space and weight, but there will be less clutter in your new place.
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