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I am moving and have about 500 albums to pack up and move and possibly store for a few months (years?) is there an inexpensive solution? I bought some metal wire boxes several years ago and do not remember where but they are very strong and probably would be my first pick.
any advise welcome
These boxes allow enough room on each side, and top and bottom, for a few layers of bubble wrap.
When filled, they stay in shape, and are not so heavy that you can't life them. Boxes can be stacked about 4 high when full.
Moved my collection earlier this year in these boxes, and the result was a success.
having just moved. This box is extra strong and of a size that will work with records and also with books and anything else of a suitable size. I bought a number of these and other boxes you can find at Walmart last May in order to move out of the Seattle area. Prices are about as cheap as can be found in a brick & mortar.
However most of my records were already stowed in Bags Unlimited Lp boxes, so I used the Duck boxes for other stuff, like books & misc other heavy items.
It looks like a good choice to me. Duck boxes, when you pick the heavy duty ones, tend to be strong. I like them.
Btw the Bags Unlimited Lp boxes survived the move well. And they were handled by hired help who were not record collectors. moving out of a 3rd story flat and into another 3rd story flat. Lots of stairs! Which is why I hired those guys.;-)
I recall using these when I moved. They are strong, sized correctly, and FREE. Try the marts, auto supply stores, etc.
Their "small box" (not the smallest one though) is the perfect size for LPs. These boxes are fairly sturdy, hold about 70-75 LPs, and are heavy but manageable when full. Larger boxes would be quite heavy. When I unfold them, I reinforce the seams and corners with some nice packing tape.
I probably have 20 of these boxes full of records in storage. And they can be stacked 3 or 4 high and not break down. I think they are about $2 each, perhaps less if bought in a 10-pack. 500 LPs will probably take 8 boxes. Buy 10 and have 2 left over for books. Most people have some books.
I use them. Sturdy and fit lps perfectly.
box to prevent warping. I also limit my stacking to three high.
you could get by for cheap w/ either archive type boxes from Bags, or Sleeve City
When I moved about 6 years ago, I went with the Sleeve City cardboard boxes. I needed to put my records in storage, then move to my new city, again put the records in storage, and finally move them to my new house. The records were in the boxes for about three years total, and they held up really well.
BTW it was about 7000 records, about 90 boxes total.
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