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Postage Costs 2014

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Comment by Tom Skupham yesterday

I usually send about 20 squares and make the parcel up to 1kg with toys. for packing I usually use empty wood base cat lit bags turned inside out and pruned as necessary. perhaps some post offices are more sticklers on size than others. I think 2kg weight should fit in the size limits

Comment by ann clements yesterday

what i do is weigh my squares which I am going to send before I pack them up then weigh them again after I have packed them its surprising how much wrapping and parcel tape add on to the weight also if you use the supermarkets bags for life to pack your squares in that should be ok I have never had any trouble with size when sending them in those also at the postoffice I ask for service mail always have done

Comment by Christine Johnson yesterday

Yes, it's quite an art getting parcels to conform to size and weight. I have several times been to the Post Office only to find that one or two packages were a few grams over the next price increment and I could have sent another 240+ grams for the same price - if I could get more in the parcel. For me as a  bookseller the easiest thing is to pop in a book.

Comment by Cath Riley yesterday
Spent yesterday packaging my squares. Hard work getting parcels to the size required for international economy. I ache where I didn't know I have muscles. Just waiting for the strike to end now.
Comment by Linda M on Tuesday
Thanks Anne for the encouragement. And well done to you too :)
Comment by Anne Powell on Tuesday

Conscripting mum - great idea!  Keep knitting, Linda!  I know how exciting it is to send off that first parcel or two and then after a while to see them listed in the Squares Lists (don't forget to enclose the Inventory slip so you will get an email confirmation).  Even better, if we are very very lucky, we see one of our squares in an actual blanket, and even better than that, we might see it wrapped around a child (that's a long shot, but every now and them it happens).

Remember - there's no such thing a "a small number of squares compared to some".  Every square is equally important.  Every single one of them makes a difference in the life of a child

Comment by Linda M on Tuesday
Hi Anne
I know I only have a small number of squares compared to some, but they're the the first ones I've done for KAS and to find I now can't get them there is annoying to say the least. However, that's nothing when compared to the need so I will keep knitting and packing (I have my mum knitting too and she goes faster than me!)
By the way I LOVED the video posted below :) :) Linda
Comment by Anne Powell on Tuesday

Hi Linda

I agree it is frustrating.  By the end of the week I should have all my parcels packed and wrapped.  At that point I may be able to navigate my way across my den which at the moment looks like Ronda's office on a big unpacking day.  Maybe I will post a photo of the "parcels in waiting" so you will know you are not alone.

All KASfingers crossed for an end to the strike.  I can't imagine how a country can manage without mail delivery.

Comment by Elaine Jones on Tuesday

Hi Linda, the removal companies charge per box and each box has a weight limit of 30 kg, although that's not a problem because knitting doesn't weigh very much - it's volume that's more of a problem.    We vacuum pack to maximise the amount we can send.  Sadly I haven't yet found anyone who will ship for free!  It does take 6 - 8 weeks to get the boxes out to South Africa so Anne's advice is probably right, frustrating as it may be.

Comment by Linda M on Monday
I guess you're right Anne. It is frustrating, though, isn't it? I think maybe I'll make up a couple of packages so they are ready to send as soon as we get the word. That way I'll feel I'm doing something! Thanks :) Linda

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24 October 2014


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