how to pack care package

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  1. mtemm

    mtemm <font color=teal>Doubly blessed<br><font color=dar

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    okay, we got some things together for dh's cousin. he was recently re-activated and sent to egypt. we're sending 2 packages, pretty similar, with:

    instant oatmeal packs
    slim jims
    jolly ranchers
    gum
    sunflower seeds
    trail mix (seeds, raisins, nuts)
    power bars
    playing cards
    crossword puzzles
    gatorade powder
    baby wipes

    are there any ways we should pack this stuff, or just put it in a box? can we just use newspaper for padding? any tips are appreciated!
     
  2. powellrj

    powellrj DIS Veteran

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    I always pack everything in ziploc bags so if something breaks open, everything in the box isn't ruined. Plus they really appreciate the bags to use. I pack everything so its really tight in the box and use black socks to soften the top and bottom!
     
  3. lovemygoofy

    lovemygoofy DIS Veteran

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    I use magazines or newspapers from home (not wadded up) to pad the sides of the boxes and is more treats when seeing the magazines. I defintely second using ziploc bags for everything because you have on idea what will melt or explode or leak onto something else.

    Good Luck,
    Tina
     

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