Maria's Moving Kit - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Put A Pin In It

Maria's Moving Kit

Posted: Updated:

Maria got amazing moving tips and organizational strategies from Professional Organizer, Shara Koplowitz of O.P.E.N.

The moving kit that Shara had prepared for her was super helpful and wanted to share it with our viewers, so here's what you'll need…

 

 

Moving supplies

 

Boxes 

They can be purchased from your moving company, a pack­ing supply store, or you can get them from a grocery, liquor, or office supply store (as long as boxes have lids and are clean and dry).

 

  • Wardrobe boxes are the best way to move hanging garments. Measure the number of linear feet of hanging clothing to calculate the quantity you'll need.
  • For the kitchen and dining room, use boxes with preassembled partitions to protect glassware.
  • You can purchase boxes specifically designed to accommodate large items, including glass tabletops, mirrors, artwork, mattresses, and lamps. For books, choose small boxes. Those larger than 12 inches square can be difficult to lift when full.

 

Box cutters 

To quickly open boxes.

 

Tape 

  • Standard packing tape
  • strapping tape, which is lined with nylon fibers that make it impossible to tear or cut without scissors (for reinforcing the bottoms of heavy boxes)
  • clear plastic mailing tape (for affixing labels and making them waterproof).
  • Have a tape dispenser for every member of the house.

 

Stretch wrap 

For securing doors and drawers on bureaus and cabinets. It sticks to itself, leaving no residue behind.

 

Labels & different color tape 

For identifying boxes.

 

Packing Paper

White tissue paper or blank newsprint (avoid newspaper, which can leave ink stains on your valuables). Keep either on hand (both are available from packing-supply compa­nies) to stuff boxes and wrap fragile items before packing them.

 

Bubble Wrap 

For padding the bottoms of boxes and wrapping breakable items. It's most economical to buy it in large rolls and cut sheets as you need them.

 

Permanent markers 

For labeling boxes.

 

Pens and a notepad 

For making notes and writing directions.

 

Basic toolkit 

For furniture disassembly.

 

Scissors 

For cutting Bubble Wrap and tape.

 

Small sealable plastic bags

For keeping small items together, such as screws and brackets for shelving. (Look for the variety that include a white stripe for writing labels.)

  

Large trash bags

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Need To Make Sure People Have Enough To Spend For The Economy

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:23:16 GMT
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage. Garcetti on Monday announced a proposal hike from the current $9 per hour to $13.25 in 2017.
  • The Bari Studio Workout

    The Bari Studio Workout

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:56:13 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Today Kara Griffin and Michelle Pellizzon are with Maria and Araksya introducing Bari Studio, once only available in New York City's posh Tribeca area - this intense hybrid, full-body workout recently opened their first West Coast location in Newport Beach.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Today Kara Griffin and Michelle Pellizzon are with Maria and Araksya introducing Bari Studio, once only available in New York City's posh Tribeca area - this intense hybrid, full-body workout recently opened their first West Coast location in Newport Beach.
  • Billy J. Kramer: I Wanted Something Different To Follow It All With

    Billy J. Kramer: I Wanted Something Different To Follow It All With

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:48:14 GMT
    Born and raised in Liverpool, signed by an inexperienced agent named Brian Epstein, hustled into the studio with a genius producer named George Martin...and out of that session came a hit song called "Do You Want To Know A Secret." Now here's the twist…we're not talking about The Beatles.
    Born and raised in Liverpool, signed by an inexperienced agent named Brian Epstein, hustled into the studio with a genius producer named George Martin...and out of that session came a hit song called "Do You Want To Know A Secret." Now here's the twist…we're not talking about The Beatles.

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices