Saturday, July 11, 2020

How to Pack Kitchen Part 2


In the first part of this series, we reviewed the basics of packing up your kitchen, plus the advantages of using a dish barrel for breakables. Here we talk in more detail about layering items according to weight, packing extremely fragile items, and knowing when your dish pack is full.

Weight
A good rule to keep in mind (not only when packing kitchen goods, but any item) is: heaviest things on the bottom, lighter things on top. It’s useful to label such boxes with “Top Load”, meaning the items at the top of the box are the most delicate.

Special Considerations

1) Cutting Boards:
We recommend packing almost everything in paper, but if you have things like a wooden cutting board with existing gouges and cuts, you can save yourself some work by putting it directly in the moving box.

2) Champagne Flutes:
If you have champagne flutes or other light glassware, try to pack them all in one box, rather than assorted boxes. This way extra care can be taken when handling these especially fragile goods.

Pack Cutlery Last
The nice thing about cutlery is you can wrap it up in its own container - the cutlery drawer organizer. Simply take paper and wrap up the whole organizer, fixing it in place with tape. This will usually fit nicely at the top of your box.

Before Closing - Check Capacity
When your box or dish pack is nearly ready to be sealed, there shouldn’t be much space left. Try folding the flaps of the box closed and see if it sinks down when you push gently on it. If it does, add more paper filler until there’s no give left. Your box is ready to be closed and taped.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

How to Pack Kitchen Part 1


When packing your kitchen for moving, a dish barrel (also known as a dish pack) is a great item to have on hand. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to put dishes in it. You can put anything breakable in these packs because they’re double-walled, and durable.

Packing a Dish Barrel
First grab several sheets packing paper and build a filler barrier, on the bottom. Each layer of dishes that you pack, you’re going to add another layer of paper filler in between.

Avoid Empty Spaces
A good rule of thumb is to avoid a lot of empty space, which causes things to crack. It’s helpful to pack smaller items, wrapped in paper, inside larger items - nesting them inside each other.

A Note on Knives
With sharp items like knives, be very careful to cover the tip of the blades. Fold it over with several sheets of paper, and cover it with a piece of tape so it’s secure. Take your marker and label the paper "sharp - knives". Place the knife standing upright, with the tip of the knife down.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Must-Have Packing Supplies


You’ve probably heard that the key to a job well-done lies in having the proper tools. The job of moving is no different. Here are our favorite packing supplies that get things done, not just quickly, but effectively.

Monday, June 29, 2020

How to Move at the Last Minute


It’s not easy to move on a tight deadline, but take a deep breath. There are things you can do to get the job done quickly without feeling overwhelmed.

Friday, June 26, 2020

How to Pack Wardrobe Neatly


The Advantages of a Tall Moving Box
Wardrobe Boxes are great for tall items, such as long clothing. The bar at the top of this box makes it easy to arrange quality garments (still on the hanger) and stop them from getting wrinkled. Keep in mind items such a wedding dress, or other clothing that is irreplaceable.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

16 Stress Free Moving Hacks and Packing Tips Everyone Needs!!


Moving? Let us help you! Here are our top 16 stress free moving hacks and packing tips everyone needs! We'll teach you how to pack efficiently, save space, and make sure your fragile items survive the move