Pantries often contain breakable articles, such as large ceramics, glasses, china, serving platters and other items. Following the same rules as were outlined in Episode Two: Fragile Items, these objects should all be carefully wrapped and placed into the same cartons as dishes and breakables.
Here’s a weight chart cheat-sheet for you just in case you have yet to check out Episode One, General Packing Tips, of our series!
Heavy Object = Small Carton
Medium-weight Object = Medium Carton
Light Object (most) = Large Carton
Spice, Liquid, and Food Containers:
Put a strip of tape over the tops of bottles to fasten them safely; run a strip of tape over the top of spice cans; tape cereal boxes shut, and run a strip of tape around the lid of canisters, securing them tightly.
Most goods in storage closets can be packed into a medium-sized carton.
Pots and Pans
These should be lined with wrapping paper (like glasses) and nested one inside the other whenever possible. Then pots and pans should be wrapped to protect against scratching and denting before being
packed into a carton.
Mixmasters, blenders, toasters, food processors, etc., should be wrapped if several will be packed into a single carton. However, if a piece is going into an individual carton, simply fill the space around it with wadded-up wrapping paper.
Feel free to call Charles River Movers at 781-899-6683 for a free estimate or moving tips today and happy packing this holiday season!