So I’ve been packing stuff up so we can move. Don’t have the new house yet, and it’s always possible that this one could fall through like the last one did, but I chose to do it in the expectation that we will be leaving to somewhere.
Tip: Many recycling centers don’t take wrapping paper. It’s a good substitute for newspaper as a packing material, though.
Tip: Yarn also makes good packing material. I have a lot. So do unfinished projects, of which I have several. I will note that when you’re using yarn or unfinished projects as packing material, it really helps later if you keep all the pieces together so that when you want to finish those projects, or start a new one with the yarn, you’re not left wondering which of the many unpacked boxes still in the basement has the other pieces in it.
I found this while moving yarn-objects from their basket to a box of ceramic pieces. I got it from a swap partner ages ago, and obviously forgot about it. I still haven’t figured out yet what to do with it.
I also found a stack of granny squares and a pile of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick labels, along with another full skein of the same. Unfortunately, I’d already sewn them all together so I couldn’t use them as packing material as I could for the strips of the scrapghan that I found. Fortunately, this was almost finished; I’d apparently run out of yarn on the border and had to get another. So I dug the hook out and finished it, and now I no longer need to keep the ball bands anymore, but I don’t need to worry about the afghan and yarn getting separated.
I still need to weave in all the ends, but that can wait until later. Now I can use it to wrap something large and breakable in.