How To: Pack pots and pans for storage or movement

Pack pots and pans for storage or movement

Moving is such a hassle! Packing is a big job but this video shows and easy way to pack out pots and pans. You will need 4-5 cubit foot cartons. You can get these from your mover or you can purchase them from a moving company. You will also want to get clean newsprint, packing tape, a moving blanket, and a permanent ink marker. Prepare your 4-5 foot carton by putting crushed paper on the bottom. This will act as a cushion for the pots and pans. Put the moving blanket or a protected pad on the table or the work area to protect it. Lay the stack of paper on the table. Pots can be nested together. Put the first pan on the paper and wrap with 2 or 3 pieces of paper. Place the next smaller pot inside the wrapped pot. Line this pot with 2 or 3 pieces of paper. Now take 2 to 3 pieces of paper and wrap both pots together by pulling across the fist corner, then the second corner, the third and fourth corners. Tuck the corners in and use packing tape to keep the bundle together. Use as much paper as needed to wrap the pots. Place the pots on their side and put into the carton. Do the same with the remaining pots. Wrap the lids using 2 to 3 pieces of paper for each. Tuck in the overlapping edges. The lids can be wrapped as one or you can stack them on top of each other. Place in the carton. If the carton has extra space, use packing paper to fill in the space so there will be no shifting or denting of the carton when moved. After filling in the space, lay several pieces of paper on top and tuck in the edges. Close the carton and tape with packing tape. Put the name, order number, items on the box and which room the carton should be delivered to when moved.

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