Moving Boxes & Supplies
Tags: furniture pads, moving blankets, moving equipment, moving supplies, packing fragile items, packing furniture, packing paper, packing tips
So last week, we enlisted a moving expert to answer all of our pressing questions about furniture pads. Are they really necessary? What should we use them for? Can we rent or buy them? What do they even do?!
This week, we are back with the breakdown of where to buy moving blankets. These fancy quilts, also called furniture pads, come in all shapes, sizes, materials, and quantities, but at the end of the day, it’s all about what is right for YOUR move (whether you’re renting a truck and moving yourself or hiring the full service pros) and how you can save a buck or two.
When we researched where to buy moving blankets specifically (72″ x 80″ to be exact), here’s what we found at first…
Pro Packing Guides
Tags: moving boxes, packing fragile items, packing tips, protecting belongings
When packing a rectangular mirror or a picture frame, getting a tight fit in a neatly-fashioned carton is not particularly challenging. But what about when that flat, fragile item has curves and odd corners?
If you’re faced with an unusual item – a pentagon-shaped picture frame, a painting in the shape of a palm tree or something truly amorphous – chances are you’ll end up with a mirror carton that is nowhere near rectangular. Fortunately the items we have to pack tend to be much more agreeable and we can wrangle our cartons into decent right angles.
For mirrors some guys prefer bubble wrap. Others go with paper. Here we’ll wrap our mirror in brown paper and add packing paper for the extra necessary protection. And while packing an odd-shaped mirror like the one pictured isn’t terribly difficult, its proportions do demand a little attention. (more…)