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Getting ready to move to a new home, but not sure how to pack shoes for moving? Unlike packing clothing for moving, shoes can’t just be placed in a suitcase. Instead, they’ll need to be carefully wrapped and boxed to avoid scuffs and creasing.
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Tips for Packing a Moving Truck Unless you’ve moved many times in your life, you likely don’t know how to pack a moving truck or even where to start. Many new movers will begin packing and realize halfway through that they’ve packed inefficiently and are out of space.
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Packing your home for moving is generally pretty straightforward. When it comes to packing and moving houseplants, things can get a little tricky. You’re moving a living thing, so it cannot be packed or shipped like the rest of the items in your home.
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KitchenAid mixers are a pretty big investment, and, like all expensive items, you’re going to want to give them extra care while packing your home up to move. Unlike hand mixers, KitchenAids are very heavy and have a lot of additional attachments.
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Mirrors can be one of the most difficult items to pack when moving homes. They are large, heavy, and extremely fragile. Luckily, learning how to pack a mirror for moving isn’t as difficult as it looks.
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Packing & Storing Fragile Items Some of the most stressful items to pack and store when moving include fragile items like glassware, mirrors, and antiques, but with the right steps and packing materials, you will be able to safely store these items with ease.
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Storing Major Appliances Storing major appliances like a refrigerator, dishwasher or stove can seem like a daunting task given how much they cost and their overall size, but with the right prep work, they can be stored safely for a long period of time.
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Packing and storing your artwork will take a few extra steps, but they are essential in order to ensure that you know how to store artwork for your move.
Properly Moving and Storing Artwork When you are packing up your home for a move, renovation, or other life event, you may encounter some items that you aren’t quite sure how to properly pack. One of those items is likely your artwork.
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Packing Dishes for Moving The kitchen is typically the most dreaded room in your home when it comes to packing. This is because packing dishes for moving can be extremely intimidating, especially if you’ve never done it before.
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