1. Avoid mixing things from different rooms in the same box; it will make unpacking more time consuming.
|This stuff is all in the same room, so it's cool if I just sweep it into a box, right? Martha?|
2. Refrain from noting anything valuable, such as silver, on the outside of a box.
|So don't let on that this box is full of awesome. Got it.|
3. Wrap small items that can be easily lost in brightly colored tissue paper before placing them in boxes.
|What if I want them to get lost?|
4. How to pack a lamp:
- Remove the bulb, harp, and shade.
- Pack the base of the lamp in an upright position in a well-padded box.
- Wrap the shade in tissue paper (never packing paper) and place it upright in a separate box, lined with crumpled tissue.
- Wrap the harp separately and affix it to the inside of the box containing the shade with a piece of tape.
|Martha, you lost me at "harp." |
I think I'll just roll the whole thing in newspaper (NOT packing paper) and put it in a box with this birthday gift bag and a random mix of laundry (clean laundry! I'm not an animal!).
5. Most electronic equipment is best moved in the manufacturer’s original packaging. If you don’t have it, double-box them.
|Um. Is that a jar of homemade apricot jam?|
Yes. Yes it is.
Martha would be so proud.