My Mom had a brick house with foundation built on clay. Over the years expansion/contraction had opened up a lot of gaps between the window framing and the brick. She had accumulated a ton of plastic grocery bags, so I rolled some up and stuffed them tight into the gaps, then caulked over. Worked great. Those bags can come in handy, although happy to see them banned in a lot of places these days! ;-)
Originally Posted by bounceswoosh
I sold a pair of skis and need to ship them. I see two options: put them base to base so that the package is the shortest possible, but wide. Or put them binding to binding so that the toe or heel piece of one fits in between the two pieces of the other, so that the package is longer, but narrower.
Which is likely to be cheaper, or does it not even matter?
If you use USPS main thing is to make sure you don't go over 108" total, total being length + girth, girth being 2X height + 2X width. I don't use the other services like UPS and FedEx much for skis, but they may have a total limit as well. Oh yea, you can ship a package with a higher total, but the price will jump significantly as soon as you go over!
I've shipped both ways, bases out and bindings out, whatever works to stay under the total. And agree, leave bindings on unless easily removed from rails, and stuff light material to take up space so skis don't bang around. A lot of stuff comes shipped these days with plastic, air filled packing material. I save that and re-use when shipping stuff myself. Fills space and doesn't add much weight.