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Old 09-18-2017, 03:27 PM
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So I shouldn't use Gorilla tape, right? Okay, Well, then how about we just take the drawers out and transport them that way?

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We've always used the cello tape that comes on a roll (with the dispenser) to tape the drawers shut. It works just fine and didn't damage anything at all. The heavy chest and such we just pulled out, taped a piece of cardboard over the top, and stacked - my guys (friends) carried 3 or 4 at a time that way AND could stack them on their edges in the moving truck to save space and nothing fell out (and depending on what is in the drawer, affords you a little privacy).

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Old 09-18-2017, 09:13 PM
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Aye, this is the way professional movers do it sometimes, well, we (where I work anyway) don't put tape directly on the furniture, and pad it up with moving pads (blankets) first, but yeah a lot of times we will tip a dresser up on end, makes it easier to move with a hand truck. Same trick works for sofas too, well, except when going through doors. As far as stuff falling out goes, that's why I suggested putting some packing paper in drawers holding non-clothing items, to help prevent that.
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:23 PM
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Don't keep us in suspense. How'd the move go?
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:37 AM
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Okay, but lots of putting up to do. Total cost:$300.00 with feeding and paying the volunteers and truck rental boxes. We can't do this again.

Thanks for all the help, y'all.

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Old 10-06-2017, 04:27 PM
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That should have read truck rental and boxes, sorry.

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Old 10-06-2017, 06:06 PM
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That should have read truck rental and boxes, sorry.

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craigslist, save all your boxes until done unpacking, put them on craigslist for I dunno, 5 or 10 cents less per box than you paid and they should be out of your hair relatively quickly AND you recoup some of your expenses.

Naturally you want to sell all the boxes as a single unit, and list the price that way, don't let anyone talk you into selling them any other way.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:40 PM
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Thanks

U-Haul gave me a $20.00 credit for the boxes I didn't use and the ones I did use were picked up for use by someone else who was moving. Thanks for the tip, though. I see on eBay folks are selling cardboard tubes. HiHo Recycler!!!! Away!!!!!

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Old 10-07-2017, 08:09 PM
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Re: boxes - go to a print shop. The best are used for NCR paper. Sturdy with good-fitting lids.

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