Saturday, March 14, 2015

Paper Work

I've been up to my eyeballs in boxes and along with the boxes comes "paper work".

The packers put a few or sometimes a few dozen sheets of paper in the bottom of every single box, then use the paper to wrap everything, and then put a few (or few dozen) more sheets in on the top.  You you can imagine I have a mountain of paper (work).  As you can see the paper is piled up on the frame of Queenie and it's about 4' tall.  See the vacuum cleaner box in the background.  It's about 3'tall and the paper is taller than it is.

I found that trying to stuff it back in the box just wasn't going to cut it.  You see, no matter how much you pack it in.... and believe me I've tried every which way.  I've even tried climbing in the box and stomping the paper like I'm stomping grapes.  But it still takes up a lot of space and once the box is full what am I going to do with that many boxes of paper?  I found that if you smooth iron it out, you can get 2 to 3 times more paper in a box that way.  So that's what I've been doing.  And look at my stack of paperwork.  That mountain turned into this stack in 23 minutes.

I'm almost finished unpacking the boxes in the main part of the house.  I haven't even touched all the boxes that were sent to the basement that I didn't have room for in the main part of the house.  I'm making very slow progress.  But so far I have 5 dish barrels of ironed out paper.  Still don't know what I'm going to do with it.  Maybe make someone a good deal on some Paper work that's moving in the DeKalb area... or take it to the recycling center... where ever that is.



  1. That would be great if you were doing a lot of foundation piecing or strip blocks!!!

  2. Paper piecing time!!! Movers must charge by the box since the boxes were so full of paper, I'm sure there were more boxes then absolutely necessary!!! Or if you saved the boxes, have a "moving necessities" sale and get some $$$ for the boxes and paper!!

  3. Join the Freecycle group (on yahoo groups) for your area and give them to someone who needs packing materials.

  4. I sold all of our paper and boxes on Craig's list for about half what the moving company charged us--worked out great!

  5. Paper piecing, that's the first thought that came to mind, but I guess I'm slow on the draw...since we moved in this house May 17, 2014 and I just unpacked the last box yesterday, I guess I'm REALLY slow...

    Feeling your pain,
    Jan in PA


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