Wow, it’s almost Thanksgiving. In less than a week, we will be celebrating the traditional American holiday of feasting, family, friends, and football. However, once the big day is through, how do you safely put it away? Brothers is here to share some Thanksgiving packing tips to make the transition a little easier.
Gobble, Gobble: Get Organized
Not everyone is blessed with enough storage space to fit all of their everyday belongings and their holiday decorations. However, we recommend organizing your decor in plastic totes. Not only do these totes protect your items from dust and (most) critters, they are easily stackable. Label your totes and stack them in a garage or attic for easy storage. It’s definitely the easiest way to find Grandma’s heirloom Thanksgiving serving plate.
Like Peas & Carrots: Protect Your Breakables
Many people have holiday-specific china, antique decorations, or other fragile items. If you read our blog on packing dishes and glassware, you already know that you can never have enough packing material. Also, it’s important not to overfill your boxes or totes. Not only do they become too heavy, you risk not being able to stack them properly. Secondly, it won’t kill your back to lift.
It’s A Piece Of (Pie) Cake: What About The Weird Items
Large, bulky items like electric turkey roasters, large serving platters, table linens, and oddly shaped utensils aren’t usually feasible year-round. Due to the size and shape, these specialty items don’t always fit in kitchen cabinets. First, we recommend cleaning your items thoroughly. You don’t want to have grease buildup on your cookware. Secondly, wrap these items in bubble wrap and/or newsprint. Secure the wrapping with tape. If the wrapping looks like it may come loose, you can always place the item in a large drawstring trash bag. Finally, you can either store the items in a large plastic tote or secure box.
We hope these Thanksgiving packing tips will come in handy this year. All of us at Brothers want to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! If you’re looking get a quote, we’re available via our quick and handy online form.