Whoa! So many of you are concerned about my yarn or fabric in trash bags. Do not worry! The risk around here is that I’ll put something in a safe place (cookie molds) and never find them again. A trash bag of fabric or yarn . . not concerned one bit about that.
First, if you’ve ever had professional movers, you know they do not throw ANYTHING away. Leave an empty McDonald’s cup on the coffee table – it gets packed and moved. Leave a used paper plate on the counter – it gets packed and moved. The worst they would do is not take something they know is trash but I have never had them throw away anything!
I understand that a bag of trash can get very heavy but if I’m the one loading the fabric into the bag, then I’m the one picking it up so I’ll know at what point I’ve put enough fabric or yarn in there and reached the maximum weight I can toss in the car, unpack at the new location and then carry down the stairs to the sewing room.
Also, we do not have trash pickup. Everything that gets thrown away gets loaded into our old pickup by Vince and hauled to the landfill. There’s zero chance a bag of fabric will get thrown away by mistake.
I did longarm quilting for probably 15 years. Every single quilt that I quilted for someone else went into a white trash bag to be mailed or delivered and I’ve never known of one to go missing. I’m sure it’s happened and it will happen again to someone but worst case scenario . . a bag of fabric gets thrown out. Chances are I’ll never even notice.
There are real dangers and there are perceived dangers. For me, packing things in a trash bag that will probably be placed in my car that same day, or placed in a corner of a room to be moved by the movers is not a danger. Everyone does things differently; what works for one may not work for another. This is not my first move but I hope it will be my last!