I had found rolls of 1 inch thick spongey plastic foam that I was considering buying to pack my larger items but didn't want anything that thick (space is at a premium!). So, again consulting with Dad, he suggested that it might be cheaper getting styrofoam sheet insulation from HD. So I checked it out and, of course, Dad was right! Also, it was only 3/4 inch thick.
|Six sheets - 14 1/2" x 48" x 3/4" for $7.25|
|Cut the slots to interlock|
I was fitting 5 or 6 banks in a bin using the messy newspaper and now can only fit 4. Hmmm. Dilemma. More bins and quicker packing or less bins (that would be heavier) and slower packing. Time is money (unfortunately) so the foam stays. Also, it allows the packing to be tighter so those pesky pot holes will be no match for us! Bwaa-haa-haa!
|Everyone, go to your rooms!|
I did reuse some of the discarded newspaper to pack around the banks and fill up the wiggle room. No wrapping!
|Getting all tucked in for the ride to meet their new owners (hopefully)!|
|Snug as a... catapillar... bee... dragon... bird...|
Once again, I'd be happy to help anyone who is trying to adapt this system for your own needs. I'd love to hear your innovative packing solutions, too.