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How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

April 29th, 2015 - 10:53 AM
How to pack DVDs, CDs, and Video Games

Packing your DVDS, CDs, and video games for moving

While digital media continues to grow in popularity, there are still plenty of people who own physical copies of their favorite movies, music, and video games. Here’s how to properly pack your disc collection for moving so it travels safely to your new home.

These are the supplies you’ll need:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker

Watch this video for helpful instructions:

A video on how to pack DVDs, how to pack CDs, and how to pack video games

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How to Pack China

April 28th, 2015 - 10:50 AM
How to Pack China

Packing china for your upcoming move

Your delicate china is one of the most fragile items you’ll pack for your long-distance move. To keep it safe for the road, follow these helpful packing instructions.

Here are the supplies you’ll need

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • A marker

 

A video on how to pack china for moving

A step-by-step guide for packing china

1.      Wrap china in packing paper.

First, line the bottom of the box with crushed packing paper for extra protection.

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How to pack small appliances

April 2nd, 2015 - 1:37 PM
How to pack small appliances

Packing Small Appliances for a Move

Small kitchen appliances like your toaster, microwave, or coffee maker are just some of the essential items you’ll use after you move into your new home. As you prepare to move, it’s a good idea to know how to properly pack your small appliances so they arrive safe, secure, and ready to use.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Paper padding
  • Packing tape
  • Foam or Bubble Wrap
  • A marker

 

 

Video about how to pack small appliances for moving.

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How to Pack Linens and Towels

March 31st, 2015 - 2:00 PM
How to Pack Linens and Towels

Packing Linens and Towels for Moving

After a long day of moving, you just want to take a hot shower and crawl into bed. We get it; that’s why it’s important to pack your towels and sheets properly so they arrive at your new home fresh, clean and ready to use.

These are the supplies you’ll need to get started:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Packing tape
  • A marker

 

 

Video about how to pack towels and linens for moving.

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How to Pack for Storage

March 9th, 2015 - 8:26 AM
How to Pack for Storage

Pack with Protection in Mind

Whether you’re packing your belongings for a move where you’ll unpack immediately or you’re packing for short- or long-term storage, it’s important to pack well to make sure your belongings travel safely to your destination. But, when you’re packing for storage, there are some additional things you can do to provide extra protection.

 

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How to Pack a Lamp

March 6th, 2015 - 9:34 AM
How to Pack a Lamp

Packing a Lamp for Moving

Because of their odd shape, lamps can be a challenge to pack. But, since they’re fragile items, it’s very important to make sure they’re packed properly so that they travel cross country to your new home safely and securely.

You’ll need a few supplies to get started:

  • Moving boxes
  • Packing paper
  • Tape
  • Marker
  • Foam or other protective material

Watch this video for the step by step guide for packing a lamp.

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First Night in a New House

February 27th, 2015 - 2:16 PM
First Night in a New House

What to Pack for the First Night in a New Home

While you’re packing for your move, take time to consider the unpacking. When you arrive at your new place, there are a few things to set up such as your bed and coffee pot that will make your new house feel like home. If you make a plan for how you’ll pack those things, it’ll be easier to find the essentials and get settled in. We’ve laid out a game plan to help you have a successful first night in your new house.

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What to pack first when moving

February 20th, 2015 - 2:59 PM
What to pack first when moving

What should I pack first?

Mark Twain once said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” What great advice for those planning a move across the country! When you’re dealing with an overwhelming task like packing up your house – where you know you have to do it, but you don’t know where to start – why not tackle the “big frog” first? You’ll be glad you did.

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How to Use Plastic Wrap for Moving

January 27th, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Plastic wrap – it’s great for moving!

There are certain moving supplies that are absolutely necessary for a successful long-distance move, and plastic wrap is one of those supplies. It’s a great way to protect your furniture from scratches and scuffs. And because it has no adhesive backing, it only sticks to itself – not your furniture. Watch this video to see exactly how plastic wrap works to keep your furniture safe and secure.

How to use plastic wrap for moving

Ways to use plastic wrap

There are plenty of ways to put the wrap to good use:

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How to Save Space in Your Suitcase

October 13th, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Maximize Space when Packing a Suitcase

With baggage fees higher than ever, it’s smart to try and make everything fit into a carry-on when you’re traveling. But if you’ll be gone for more than a couple of days, cramming everything into one small piece of luggage can be tough. Check out these tips for packing efficiently and maximizing your space in a suitcase.

Space Saving Packing Tips

If you’re planning to carry on, make sure you have the correct size suitcase before you start packing.  Most airlines allow a 9” x 22” x 14” bag, but you’ll want to check your airline’s regulations to make sure. Don’t forget – all liquids must be 3.4 ounces or less per container, and these containers must fit into one quart-size zip-top bag.