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Old 09-18-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA
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We are moving our household back west from the east coast and thie time we are using "pods"from ABF. They are going to be really tricky to pack due to having to use every available inch. Does anyone have any advice for packing these?Any packing advice you can give me when using these? I have to pack them this weekend and need some quick tips.THANX!
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Put all your clothing, towels, sheets, etc. in plastic garbage bags; fill in all the spaces where ever you can stuff them.
Pack the POD tight!
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Any furniture that you value can easily be protected by going to a moving place and buying the haevy duty wrap on a roll. First put card board(aslso can be bought in sheets) around the furnture then wrap well with the wrap. That is how the expensive movers do it.Blankets are seldom used for long hauls now days.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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I have moved with those and they are great. Here is a tip- your sofa will take up less room if you stand it on end. Lots of stuff can be packed that way. Also, fill the voids. Shoes or jackets/coats can fill small spaces.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:18 AM
 
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Make sure your dresser drawers aren't able to work open and spill stuff out of your dressers, chest of drawers and desks. Position furniture so the drawers are against a wall. Use padding between the drawers and the wall to avoid scratches. You can tape them shut too. But be careful. The tape doesn't hold well on dresser drawers, and damages the finish.
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