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Several years ago I *was *in a portable while the library was renovated.  I
only had the essentials such as favorite books and everything else was in
storage or in the classrooms.  The weight of the books was too much for
whatever was holding up the portable, and it collapsed on one side.  Books
are extremely heavy so if you do this, make sure the district engineer
accounts for this weight and adjusts the floor supports.

I have moved several times--it must be my karma.  Here are my top three
moving tips:
1.  Get lots of adult volunteers.
2.  Use bankers boxes and mark the call# number on the outside.
3.  Plan where everything will go before you start to move. Go from the old
shelf to the new shelf.  I never had the luxury of using rolling carts to
move, but if your do, use the volunteers to go old shelf to new shelf with
the carts.

Sharon M. Lawler, MA, MSLS
Randolph Elementary
Bldg. 146 Harmon Drive
Universal City, TX 78148

Check out my books on:
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On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 6:48 AM, Melody Messer <> wrote:

> My principal is considering moving me out of the main building into a
> portable.  She wants to have the dividing wall knocked out that makes the
> portable 2 classrooms, so I would have the full building for the library.
> She thinks this would give me more space than I have now.  I'm planning to
> measure my current space and a portable to see if that is actually the
> case.  I have major reservations about this for many reasons, not the least
> of which would be using my summer vacation to work on the actual move.  Has
> anyone ever made a move like this?  Is anyone in a portable already?  I'm
> meeting with teh school leadership committee next week to discuss the plan
> with them and would really like to have some pros and cons from people
> already in this situation before I have to plead my case.
> --

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