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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Moving! Purging! GIVING STUFF AWAY!

Hi friends! I just realized that as of today I am only TEN DAYS away from having a moving company pack up my entire house!! EEEK! We've been planning this move for so long, it hasn't felt real. Now it feels VERY real. I need to start organizing and packing my stamp cave soon! And to help with that effort, I need to purge some things that won't be making the trip with me to Atlanta, like these...


Want this stuff??? If so, just leave me a comment and I'll put your name in the hat. If you've ever packed up and moved your crafting supplies in the past, I'd love to hear any tips you may have! I'll be pulling the winner on Sunday night, June 19, at 9pm CST.

And... as I mentioned, we are Atlanta-bound. Is anyone out there in the Atlanta area? I am looking for people to craft with! :-)

Trying not to panic or stress out in Texas,

32 comments:

  1. when we moved last may i packed like things together and i tried to make sure my paper was all in plastic tubs with lids so that it wouldn't get wet

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  2. We moved from ALASKA to DELAWARE last August and I pre-packed for the packers. Put all your items together (dunno why, it just makes sense) scotch tape opened inks, add a dot of snail adhesive to keep open ribbon rolls from erupting all over the box, good time to purge cs that was sitting on top exposed to light and perhaps faded? Group them together in dark plastic like dark blue bags from Bath & Body Works or Hot Pink from Vickie's Secret. Double check reinker caps and tighten! Shoe boxes can hold tons of reinkers with a little packing paper on top. Allow bottle glue nozzles to become clogged...this can actually work in your favor for a change. Moving companies sometimes restrict liquids, candles/wax, things with high alcohol content. I tuck things in other things like candles in card storage boxes, reinkers in brand named shoe boxes taped shut, spritz's and smooches rolled in bubble wrap and tucked between rolls of ribbon. Line boxes with garbage bags before packing your scrapbooks then knot the bag and seal it up. Good luck!!

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  3. Good luck with the move! I really love Atlanta. Check out Mellow Mushroom Pizza (which you have in Austin but we don't have in KS :( ) and there is a cool burrito place but I can't think of its name at this point.

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  4. You have received lots of good tips. Once you are packed up will you be driving down there with the kiddos? Makes for an interesting road trip.

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  5. I actually packed my studio myself..all the papers, inks, "stuff". You don't need to do this do this Libby...in hindsight they would have done an amazing job......they truly are amazing...relax and let them do everything...just explain the cardstock and those things to them...they are PROS!!! Let them do it honey....can't stress that enough.
    Checking the lids are tight etc is a good idea.

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  6. I fortunately have never packed up everything to move since I've only been doing paper crafts for about 6 years and have lived in our current location for the last 24 years. I can't imagine packing everything up. I really feel for you but I'd love to add your stuff to my collection. Thanks for the chance! Good luck with the move.

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  7. You know you can always send anything you don't want to your Mother-in-law.... LOL

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  8. Luckily I have never had to move my crafting stuff. I hope none of your belongings get ruined, or wrinkled, and that you get some good tips.
    Have a fun safe move.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  9. Ooooooh Pick me - pick me! I wish you a save relocation and look forward to seeing you back online once you're settled. Hugs!

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  10. Please count me in... :)

    and the moving, must be just overwhelming! I never liked it, the packing... But if you gain in space, it must be way easier :)

    hugs,
    karin

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  11. put things you thing might leak in to ziploc bags! save yourself stress and pack the little things in plastic shoe boxes so like items are together and have them tape and box those shoe boxes together. Also, if you have a cardboard box of cards you have made and are proud of, make sure they are repacked safely so the box doesn't get crushed like mine did :(
    Yes, they are professional movers, but (not to be sexist), they are usually men who don't know the value of those crafty items to us!

    We moved from NJ to TX last summer and overall, I was pleased with their packing, but I did prepack 75% of my craft stuff by myself. GOOD LUCK!!!

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  12. I have acquired almost all of my crafting supplies in this house. I can't even imagine when I have to move. Good luck.

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  13. Libby, my craft stuff is still in the boxes/totes from moving a month ago. Waiting on deciding on the new flooring to replace the carpet in the study/craft space.

    Good luck with the move.

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  14. SUCH good luck with the move. My best advice is to start early ... but you don't have much time it seems like ... so I like Danyelle's tips the best so far! :D

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  15. good luck on the move!!!!! Hope things go as smooth as possible!

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  16. This sounds like an exciting new adventure...how fun! I have moved but not with as much stuff as I have now...but Danyelle's tips are fab! I think the real things I would worry about is that my c/s wasn't bent and my liquids were sealed and placed in bags (aside from everything else) in case they leaked! Thanks for the chance (I spy a cool stamp set that is on my wish list *smile*).

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  17. I hope you are using bests guidence
    for packing up. Best wishes

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  18. I have moved before as well. Try to get boxes that are close to 12 by 12 for paper and albums.

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  19. this candy looks amazing- I would gladly give these items a home and as a grandma I sure would love one of the granny sets of stamps Thanks for the chance. Packing- I will not do after helping my mum and dad shift I am here to stay but my mum was and avid crafter and we tried to keep all her stuff together in type- material and cottons,paints and papers and brushes- she didn't have stamps but lots of other stuff- just make sure if you are packing books to make sure the boxes aren't too heavy by only filling 1/3 to 1/2 full then adding other things on top- good luck

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  20. OMG, you are moving and purging and I still haven't gotten my little package off to you!! Now you will have to email me your NEW address!! I was about there (had to get a padded envelope) and then we had a HUGE fire that destroyed our work place (the District Office for Lincoln Public Schools -- ~386 people) and it's been kind of chaotic ever since (night of Memorial Day). No tips on moving things--haven't done that in 14 years! I dont' even have mine organized at home, let alone for moving!! It will be fun to hear about your moving adventures and making new friends to paper craft with. I will send you an email again, to get the NEW address. :)

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  21. Oh, Libby, I can't believe it's really going to happen now! You're really moving! I'm excited for you. I know this is stressful on you. As far as moving your craft supplies goes, I'd say plastic zip-top baggies are your BEST friend for ribbons, smaller embellishments, and even (if you use an extra large size) your ink pads. Don't want them opening up en route!

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  22. Oh Libby, I feel your pain! My last move was in 2005 and it was ridiculous! I filled an entire double dumpster three times. And went to the dump in a pickup probably as many.

    You have some good suggestions here for moving your things. I know the next two weeks (and farther) will be crazy for you. Know that MANY are praying and sending hugs for a smooth move!

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  23. Mee, mee, meeeee! Libbykins! Pick me!
    I have moved 5 times in the past 19 years. I don't ever want to move again. Sheesh!
    Only tips, hints, I have for you on packing supplies is label every box: Stamps (box by theme), Papaer, Cardstock, Ribbon, Flowers, Metal, etc. Because when you get to your new place, you may need to have one specific stamp to work with and you DO NOT want to search every box to find it! Love Ya! Have a great move!!! Oh and PICK ME! :O)

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  24. Libby..I wish you a "WONDERFUL" and UNEVENTFUL move! I haven't moved for 27 years! My heart is with you. Take a deep breath! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Pat Baulos

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  25. Libby..I wish you a "WONDERFUL" and UNEVENTFUL move! I haven't moved for 27 years! My heart is with you. Take a deep breath! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies! Pat Baulos

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  26. Moving is definitely a stresser! Just try to take it easy and things will go more smoothly--easier said than done, I know. What a great group of goodies you've assembled. I'd love to give them a home. And I'm only a few miles up the road from you so they wouldn't have far to travel! Good luck in Atlanta.

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  27. Don't stress. Moving is fun. We did it 8 years ago and moved to another state. Meeting new people is lots of fun. We've lived in 3 different states in the last 42 years of marrigage. What a great experience. I look forward to doing it again. When we moved here I did not do cards. So I'm no help as to how to pack your crafting supplies. Best luck with your new endeavor. Blessing...Leanne

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  28. Whew, I do NOT envy you! I'm currently moving my craft area from downstairs to a room upstairs...in the same house and I think it's a lot of work. rofl

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  29. Greetings from Buffalo, NY! I don't envy you at all, Libby. It would take me forever to pack up everything I've "collected" in my stamp room! It was smart to ask for suggestions...it looks as though you've already gotten a lot of good ones! Good luck and make sure you have plenty of activities for the kids to do in the car! Debbie Pokerwinski

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  30. Libby, when we moved house I hadn't started making cards, so I'm afraid I've no advice to offer except purge everything except your stamping stuff - lol, I'd be useless if I had to move again!

    Much and all as I love all the gorgeous goodies you are generously giving away, you shouldn't include my name in the draw as I'm sure it would cost a fortune to send them here, if I was lucky enough to win. I have to say I'm intrigued by the granny with all the underwear - who is she?

    Best of luck with the big move and I'm sure you'll have lots of stamping buddies in Atlanta in no time:)

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  31. Good luck with your move and thanks so much for offering this candy!

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