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Packing Miscellaneous Items

Some belongings don’t belong in a specific room, or are forgot about until the last minute. If you don’t dispose of miscellaneous items before a move, there are easy and resourceful ways to pack them.

  • How to Pack Books for a Move

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    Packing books requires some special considerations because they're so heavy and can be fragile. Fortunately, there are some tried and true methods for keeping your reading materials safe in transit.

  • How to Pack Your Shoes for a Move

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on October 5, 2018

    Shoes can be expensive and, as they go on and off the shoe store shelves so quickly, they can be difficult to replace. Taking a little extra time to pack them properly will likely save you all the hassle of having to replace shoes that were perfectly good in the first place.

  • How to Pack for your Vacation

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 24, 2013

    While every person and every trip has specific and individual needs, we can all use a little guidance to figure out where and how to start making our packing plans. Read on for some tips on how to decide what to pack for your vacation, save space, and prevent an important item...

  • How to Pack Clothes for Moving

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on April 15, 2010

    Clothes can be easily ruined on the way to your new home, so you'll want to make sure that everything is protected. There are a few methods for packing your clothes, depending on where they are stored.

  • How to Pack Ties for Moving

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on April 15, 2010

    Ties are often made out of delicate materials like silk, making them susceptible to creases or other damage if not packed properly. To avoid this, follow the advice outlined below, which will give you a couple different methods for packing ties.

  • How to Pack Necklaces & Jewelry Items for Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 7, 2013

    The following guide will provide you with several solutions to packing necklaces to ensure that they arrive in your new home untwisted and tangle-free.

  • How to Pack and Store Fur

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 26, 2013

    If you are looking for information on how to move with your fur coats, wraps, or other fur garments, this guide will provide you with the steps to prevent the development of mold, keep the pieces from being crushed, inhibit molting, and stave off other problems that could arise.

  • How to Pack or Wrap Sculptures or Statues

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on April 1, 2013

    This guide will provide you with a step-by-step procedure on how to pack your sculptures and statues like a pro, while ensuring the safety of your collection during your move.

  • How to Pack and Transport a Car Battery

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 14, 2013

    This guide will explain how to safely pack and transport a car battery during your move so that it does not leak fluids and cause danger or damage to surrounding items.

  • How to Pack and Ship Firearms

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 21, 2013

    This guide is a brief tutorial on how to pack and ship firearms. With enough safety information, you can assure all parties who are sending and receiving the weapons are protected from both physical and legal harm.

  • How to Pack and Move an Outdoor Playset

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on May 30, 2013

    Moving with kids can be a big challenge. But an even bigger challenge might be moving your kids' wooden backyard playset. It may seem like more trouble than it's worth to pack and move, but rather than throwing your hands up in defeat and leaving it behind, use the packing steps...

  • How to Pack Toys and Dolls for Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 5, 2013

    If you have children, you are most likely used to living in a home strewn with toys. When the time comes to move, the idea of sorting through the chaotic clutter toys and packing them neatly may seem like an impossible feat. So, to save yourself from the emotional and physical...

  • How to Pack a Home Bar and Transport Liquor

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 15, 2013

    This guide will inform you of how to pack your liquor properly for transit, how to know if you are legally permitted to move it across state lines, and how you can preserve the flavor and quality of valuable wine and liquor for long distance moves.

  • How to Pack Golf Clubs

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on February 4, 2014

    Whether you're an expert Golfer or just play as a hobby, you've probably invested a good amount of money in your own set of golf clubs. And like any other expensive item you own, you would want to protect it during a move. Since golf club bags are not particularly light or...

  • How to Pack an Elliptical

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 6, 2014

    You bought your elliptical trainer to help you get in shape, so whether or not you use it often, you're probably going to want to bring it with you when you shifted to your new home. Elliptical machines can vary in size, usually depending on several factors such as the variety of...

  • How to Pack Up Your Backyard

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on April 22, 2014

    Whether it's the end of summer or you're moving to a new place, it is important to learn how to pack up your backyard properly. Unless you live in a place where there's pleasant weather all year round, occasionally you'll have to pack everything up to prevent damage to your lawn...

  • How to Pack Items for a Camping Trip

    Ryan Hussey  Posted by Ryan Hussey on June 25, 2015

    It's a great time of year to plan a camping trip, and we want to make sure you are fully prepared to hit the woods. Here are some packing tips and a list of camping essentials that will help you get organized for the great outdoors. Work out the details of your trip There are...

  • How to Pack Handbags

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on August 22, 2013

    It's the one thing many women (and men, thanks to the satchel) dare not leave the house without: a handbag (sometimes called a purse or clutch). Whether it's a designer or off-brand handbag, you'll want to make sure that these fashionable-yet functional accessories make it to...

  • How to Pack and Move a Bachelor Pad

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 26, 2013

    If you need to pack and move a bachelor pad, you'll need to deal with a lot of items that can be a little tricky to handle. This is because bachelor pads are quite different from other households in terms of their interiors and their furnishing. A bachelor pad is the home of a...

  • How to Pack Your Home Gym Equipment

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on August 1, 2013

    Hauling large, heavy exercise equipment in and out of a home and on and off a truck requires a lot of strength. When relocating expensive, sometimes electronic, exercise equipment, it is imperative to do so warily; making sure that you disassemble and reassemble them with care....

  • How to Pack up Your Classroom to Move

    Ryan Hussey  Posted by Ryan Hussey on July 13, 2015

    When the school year ends, some teachers' jobs are not over. While some teachers get to keep the same classroom for the next school year, others are left to pack up all their equipment and move to a new one. When August rolls around, these teachers will have to unpack everything...

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