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.

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

Too Much Stuff? Store It With Us!

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Too much stuff? Store it safely with Railroad Avenue Self Storage in Fairfield, California. With gated access, multiple unit sizes, and onsite managers, they are sure to have the storage solution that's right for you. And every unit is ground level making drive-up access easier so you can get your belongings when you need them. Contact them today.

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

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Moving Boxes: Sizes and Types

Commercial moving boxes come with many different options. You can maximize your moving truck space by getting better acquainted with the choices, ending up with just the right amount of space and durability for your needs.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Storage Units: 6 Reasons They Can Benefit Your Life!

Storage units are an increasingly common way to store items you may not have room for in your house

Sunday, June 14, 2020

How to Pack Without Hurting Your Back

We can’t emphasize this enough - it’s very important to be mindful of avoiding strain or injury while moving. Fortunately, with just a little time and effort, you can set yourself up for success with a temporary packing station.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

How to Tape a Moving Box

There's an easier way to tape those moving boxes quickly, and securely. Watch and learn!

Monday, June 8, 2020

How to Pack Shoes & Boots in 60 Seconds

If anyone out there has ever packed a shoe correctly, please come forward to receive your golden, engraved plaque. For everyone else, here is how the professionals pack closets filled with shoes - not to mention big, annoying boots - so that they never get scuffed or separated.

Friday, June 5, 2020

How to Choose a Storage Unit

Need some extra storage space but don't know how much? Use this quick trick to determine just how big your storage unit needs to be!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Why Your Company's Office May Need Self Storage

Have too much stuff lying around your office? We all do. That is why in this video, Kevin suggests to his boss that in order for them to store their current company files properly they must find additional space. Self storage can offer secure, convenient and flexible storage for small and large businesses alike to save money and increase productivity.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

How to Lift Boxes

Lifting and carrying boxes is practically unavoidable when it comes to moving. Before you begin, it's important to know how to lift a box to avoid injury. We've spent time researching what health experts like the Mayo Clinic have to say about the best way to lift heavy objects--here are some of the highlights that you need to know:

-Clear a path through your home to the moving truck or container, moving any obstacles that you might trip over
-Wear closed-toe shoes that have considerable grip on the tread to avoid a slip or stubbed toe!
-If the box feels too heavy, don't try to lift it--grab a friend or moving dolly instead.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

How To Pack Books

Learn how to pack books with care in this video. We'll show you a few options to protect your collection, including several ways to stack the books and the best way to prevent wrinkles and tears that could damage the pages.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Three Things To Do Before Packing China Dishes For Moving

As professional movers, we’ve handled our fair share of difficult moves. If you’re getting ready for a move and you have a set of china, there are a few things our experts want to share with you.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Moving Checklist How-To

Don't wait until the last minute to start planning your move. These tips for what to include in your moving checklist will help you stay on track for a successful move.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Storage Unit Organization

You pay for every square inch! Making an investment to organize your unit will save you time looking for and prevent damaged items.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #5: Protect Your Furniture

Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Happy Mother's Day!

A mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #4: Pack Vertically

When storing large, bulky items in your storage unit, try to utilize as much vertical space as possible. For example, stand your coffee table up on end to make more room on the floor.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #3: Line the Walls

Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #2: Install Shelving

Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Do You Need Storage Unit Insurance?

If you are renting a storage unit, it might be a good idea to make sure that you have insurance just in case your items are stolen or damaged.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

How to Pack a Storage Unit Tip #1: Think Ahead

Packing your belongings into a storage unit isn't always as simple as you think. There are several self-storage tips and tricks that'll help you make the most out of your space. Check out this tip from StorageMart to help make your unit as efficient as possible

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Moving Tips - United's Expert Advice: How to Pack Your Kitchen

Before you move, learn how to pack like the pros. Here are proven practices for packing the items in your kitchen.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

How to Store your Ebay Inventory : Why a Storage Unit Works - and is Affordable!

When growing your Ebay business, how and where to store your inventory that is up for sale can be a challenge. The clutter it creates in your house, the space issue of when you grow too big for your house, and the overall speed at which you can pull sold items to ship, is something that can be hard to navigate.

A storage unit  can be the perfect solution for your Ebay reselling business. Using a numbered bin system, sealing the items in plastic poly bags labeled with inventory numbers and shipping weights, and have the unit located next to my workplace, has proved to be a perfect fit.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

How To Clean, Move And Store A Refrigerator

In this video, we'll show you everything you need to know about storing a fridge. More specifically, you’ll learn how to clean, move and store your refrigerator in 7 simple tips.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Easy Storage Unit Organizing Steps

Follow these 5 Easy Steps to plan your storage unit and make it painless and efficient to grab what you need.

Friday, April 3, 2020

How To Pick The Right Size Storage Unit

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In this video, we'll help you figure out what size storage unit to get by breaking down all the most common storage unit sizes and letting you know what kinds of items will fit into each one.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Packing A Sofa

Ever wonder how professional movers pack up a sofa? Watch this video, and you'll learn the best ways to pack your sofa and keep it protected throughout the move. Before you know it, you'll be packing sofas like a pro!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

How to Pack Clothes & Shoes to Move | Olympia Moving & Storage

Olympia Moving & Storage's training manager, John, shows you how to pack clothes, shoes, and bedding for your personal move using a large lines box, wardrobe box, and medium box.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020


Moving hacks and packing hacks everyone needs to know! I'm moving house and apart from the usual room tours I wanted to do a hacks video vlog filled with my top tips and tricks to make moving house easier!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

30 House Packing And Moving Tips - House Shifting Guide

30 House Packing And Moving Tips - House Shifting Guide
This video is on House moving tips based on our shifting experience for almost last 15 years. These tips can be helpful for renters or those who plan to shift to a new house, whether it’s a local shifting or intercity. Organised packing can really lower down your stress of shifting and can save your lot of time, energy and money.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

How to Lift a Heavy Object

Save yourself back pain and injury by learning the correct way to pick up heavy objects.

If you have a history of back problems, consider asking someone else to lift a heavy object to prevent possible injury.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

How To Pack Boxes For A Move

There’s an art to packing boxes without breaking your good china—or breaking your back.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Moving Checklist & Timeline | What To Do Before You Move

Since I'll be moving on September 1st, I'm starting to prepare the preparations (if you get that reference then I love you). In this video, I'm sharing my moving checklist for all the things that can fall through the cracks when we're busy trying to ready ourselves for a move. I lay things out starting 2 months before moving, but you can adjust the timeline as it suits you.

Friday, February 21, 2020

How To Pack China In Boxes-Humboldt Storage and Moving

Have you ever wanted to know how to pack china and other dishes correctly for your moving day? Or have you had a bad experience during your last move? Let our experts show you the way when it comes to packing china.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Everything You Need To Know About Moving Boxes: Pick and Pack The Right Way

Moving is a hassle. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Contrary to popular belief, there is a method to the madness of packing and we’re here to share the secrets of the trade with you.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

How to Pack China When Moving

Ever wonder how professional movers pack up china? Watch this video, and you'll learn the best ways to pack your china and keep it protected throughout the move. Before you know it, you'll be packing china like a pro!

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

*NEW!* Organizing A SMALL Kitchen For Under $200!

Hey, guys! In today's video I show you the organization of a SMALL KITCHEN (less than 200 square feet). It's a complete makeover, cleaning and organizing vlog that is affordable for anyone. Perfect for small spaces or apartments. You don't have to spend a lot to create a space you love.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

See the 2020 Times Square Ball Drop From Above | NBC New York

Over a million people packed America’s most famous place to ring in 2020.

In one of the globe's most-watched New Year's Eve spectacles, the crowd counted down the last seconds of 2019 as a luminescent crystal ball descended down a pole. Throngs of people cheered and sang along to the X Ambassadors' soul-stirring rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" just before midnight.