Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Moving! How should I pack/store my cards for a move?

At the end of this month, I’ll be moving across the Hudson River to NJ. I’ve lived in NYC for the past six years, but with a family now, it’s time to make the natural progression to the ‘burbs. Now, I’m just going to Hoboken, not really the suburbs at all, but it’s a step closer. I don't know I feel about being an NJ resident (sorry to those of you who are). It'll take some getting used to.

I’m in the midst of packing boxes. One thing I have yet to touch – my cards. Since I’ve always lived in small apartments, I’ve managed to keep my collection pretty contained. I haven’t allowed myself to store and keep a lot of cards. However, I do have a few binders and boxes full.

Have any of you recently had to move your card collection to a new home? I’d appreciate any and all tips or recommendations. I’m thinking plastic storage bins, with my boxes and binders inside. What do you think?


  1. That sounds like a good way to go. What I did for the non-binders was just place all the boxes in a gigantic soft duffel bag and ask a friend to move it and then see the surprised look on his face when he sees how heavy it was....I almost carried the binders separately to prevent smushing though.

  2. Good luck on the move. I wish I had some advice, but I have none. You're welcome.

  3. I've moved my collection twice already. The plastic storage boxes are the way to go. They are relatively inexpensive and usually have more strength than cardboard, as well as being water resistent.

    Make sure you cards go with you in your car, I wouldn't trust them to the movers.

    You'll get use to living here (North Jersey myself), my parents moved here in '74, when I was ten. The state has a lot to offer, you just need to go look for it.

  4. I haven't moved for awhile, so no advice. My brother used to live in New Jersey (down near Asbury Park). I couldn't get over the driving insanity. But you live in NYC, so I can't tell you anything you haven't seen before.