Your Guide to Packing Your Kitchen for Your Upcoming Move

If you are dreading packing your kitchen, you are not alone. In fact, it is one of the most commonly despised areas in a home to pack and this is because it is usually packed with items. There are some strategies to help you pack it up without stressing about the situation and below, we will provide you with some tips and tricks to make a kitchen packing session easier than ever.

  1. Sort Through Your Silverware

Ugh! Silverware is one of the hardest things to pack because each utensil is loose and can become mixed in with everything else. To prevent any damage to your items and to help keep your silverware manageable during your move, separate the utensils by type and then secure each bundle with a rubber band. Grab a shoebox or small cardboard box and place all of the bundled silverware into the box to keep them separated from all other kitchenware.

Know Your Kitchen Storage Needs BEFORE You Remodel

If you are planning a remodel of your home, you need to know that it is going to benefit you and that you will not find yourself unhappy with the revisions made to your kitchen. Before you settle on the final blueprint of your remodel, you should consider all of your kitchen storage needs. This way, you will know that your new kitchen will be able to store all of the items you need it to without having to sacrifice counter space.

  1. Know What Items You Have

Before you start to plan out storage space, know what you have. Your storage needs will be different if you have a lot of small appliances than if you simple have a lot of dishware. You will need time to look over everything you have.

When you are taking inventory, think about where you would ideally like the items to go and how you want your kitchen to look when everything is put away. You can note these ideas down or even create a rough sketch of how you envision your kitchen.

Your Guide to Moving with Children

Moving may be an exciting time for you and while your children may be a bit excited, moving also brings other emotions along with it such as anxiety, sadness, and fear. This is because kids know they have to leave behind their friends and start out in a new place where they know no one. Before you get frustrated or you start to feel overwhelmed with your child’s fear and anxiety about the move, consider the following tips to help you and your child(ren) with the move.

  1. Look for a New Place as One

Instead of you heading out and looking for a new place to live, take your child with you. This is a great time for you and your child to bond and you will be able to find a home that your child likes as well. All too often, parents will pick out homes and their children do not like the house for one reason or another. By including them in the selection process, they will be excited and proud.

  1. Always Include Them

Another great way to excite your child about the upcoming move is to make sure they are included in everything. Instead of dropping your child off with a babysitter, take them with you to take a tour of a home or take them with you to learn more about the neighborhood and area. Your child will only warm up to the new city by being a part of it, so make it an adventure for everyone.

Moving in Together: Tips for Combining Households

If you have settled on the decision to move in with your significant other or they are moving in with you, you are probably worried about what to do with all of the items you both have acquired over the years. It can be scary to think that you will essentially be doubling the things that you own, but you can combat this problem quite easily. In fact, the tips below will help you quickly and easily combine your households without the worry of being overrun by items.

  1. Take Inventory and Know the Space You Have to Work With

The first step to combining your households together is to take inventory of all of the items you each have. Of course, there will likely be items you want to toss before you move, so do not include those in your inventory count.

Once inventory is taken, you need to evaluate the space that you have to work with. This means measuring the areas and deciding what pieces of furniture will fit into which rooms. Try to envision a floor plan for the room and think about where you plan to put items before you start bringing them in.

How to Prepare Your Jet Ski for the Open Water

Now that the sun is high in the sky, you may be anxious to get your jet ski out of storage and hit the open water. Before you do, there are some steps you need to take to prepare your jet ski for the big day out in the sun. Below, we will go over these steps and it is important that you follow them to ensure your watercraft works properly for a full day of fun.

  1. Check the Spark Plugs

Even if your spark plugs did not need to be changed when you put the jet ski into storage, you never know what happened in between that time. You should always check your spark plugs by pulling them out and looking at them before you attempt to start the jet ski. If you notice any problems, have the spark plugs replaced before you head to the beach.

  1. Drain the Fuel Tank

Yep, you had to fill the tank up when you placed the jet ski in storage, but now it is time to remove all of that fuel and start over. Once the fuel has been drained, you can add fresh fuel to the tank. Make sure to inspect the fuel filter and other components to ensure there are no clogs.