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Subject: Best way to wrap?
Date Posted: 4/23/2008 8:52 AM ET
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I just got an order for three books (all MMPBs).  This makes for a big day for me.  I get excited if I get two books ordered in a week, but 3 in one day!?!   What are some of the best ways you've found to pack a multiple book order?  I don't have a box that they would fit in, and I'm not sure I trust my usual plastic wrap and grocery back to handle three books at once.


Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:11 AM ET
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I've wrapped multiple book in plastic and brown paper bags.  It works if the books are all the same size.  Stack them and tightly wrap them.  Use alot of wide strong packing tape and you should be fine.


Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:12 AM ET
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So that'll hold it if it's taped up tightly?  I wasn't sure if that would be enough.

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:18 AM ET
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Brown paper and LOTS of tape is how I would go. The other alternative would be a padded shipping bag -- I always save all the ones I receive and reuse them, stapling the open end and then sealing well with tape.

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 9:19 AM ET
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Cool beans!  Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/23/2008 12:22 PM ET
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you could also pack them in a cereal box or something similar to that. i do it all the time

Date Posted: 4/24/2008 5:52 PM ET
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I've used cereal boxes before.  I stuffed plastic bags in to fill the extra space. If you have a dollar store near you, they might have cheap bubble mailers.  I've used thick wrapping paper before. I saran wrapped the books together to make them a neat pile, then wrapped with a couple layers of wrapping paper or kids finger painting paper from a roll.  I got some books wrapped in an old map one time.  I thought that was a creative way to recycle an outdated street map.

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Date Posted: 4/25/2008 4:56 AM ET
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I wrap books in plastic, then tape re-inforce all edges.  Then, I wrap with thick paper and label, and again, reinforce all edges with packing tape.  Then I GENEROUSLY re-wrap the entire package tightly with packing tape.  People may complain because you've used so much tape and package is hard to get into, but your package should arrive safely and with minimal/no damage.  Haven't had any problems with this approach. 

Last Edited on: 4/25/08 12:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/26/2008 1:26 AM ET
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I wrap them in plastic grocery bags and use alot of clear plastic tape.

Subject: How I do it
Date Posted: 4/29/2008 9:47 AM ET
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I like to wrap in brown paper and pop them in a cereal box.

It seems to work out very well. Use lots of tape.