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Moving: Packing Plates & a Bar

I am moving back to the states from europe and want to bring my plates and an olympic bar with me (i’m not paying for my move). anyone have any experience or any ideas how i should pack?

I don’t have any of the original packaging. I guess worst case scenario I could just wrap the bar in torn up cardboard and tape it up. Same with the plates.

[quote]troumagnet wrote:
I am moving back to the states from europe and want to bring my plates and an olympic bar with me (i’m not paying for my move). anyone have any experience or any ideas how i should pack?

I don’t have any of the original packaging. I guess worst case scenario I could just wrap the bar in torn up cardboard and tape it up. Same with the plates. [/quote]

Go see if an electronics store or TV provider has any long range antenna packaging. They are usually packaged in long, cardboard tubes and you could slide your bar in to one, or two and tape it up.

Try sturdy, plastic crates for your plates. you may need a few of them.

thanks, i was hoping someone would have some ideas.