Monday, January 7, 2013

Moving Tips Inspired by Top Chef

In the last three years, I have moved three times. Before 2013 is over, I will move at least one more time. So, I have learned a few tricks along the way. This one is inspired by watching Top Chef. I was watching the chefs pack up food for a challenge the next day and thought, why can’t I do this with my artwork?

Not only will you save valuable packing room by not putting towels or other fabric items into boxes, but they can work for you to protect your other times. The plastic wrap will not only protect your beautiful wall art, but by binding them together, you can move them as one item which will make moving them a bit easier. 
What you will need:
  • Fabric items that you are going to pack anyway (sheets, window treatments, towels, etc.)
  • One or two similarly sized artwork
  • Plastic wrap (one roll does a lot of art)
What you'll need to do:

Step 1: Take one of the pieces of artwork and put a folded pillowcase (see photo) on top of it
Step 2: Do the same thing with the other wall hanging.
Step 3: Now, put them together and make a “wall art sandwich.”
Step 4: Take the roll of plastic wrap out of the box and begin to wrap it around the sandwich. The first time around, do this loosely. On the subsequent times around, you can pull the plastic wrap a little tighter. 

 Make sure that you leave some overlap so that you can close the ends like a Christmas present.
And that’s it. Simple, cheap and satisfies everyone’s inner Martha Stewart.
My little helper
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