The Top Three Things to be Most Thankful for This Thanksgiving

There are a great many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Most people are very thankful for their family and friends. This seems to be the normal thing to do. Seeing as how we are a packing company, we are putting a whole new spin on the idea of being grateful.

The top three inventions We Have to be thankful for

1) Vacuum packing is the first one. This packaging is used mostly with chicken and other kinds of poultry. This type of packaging will remove the oxygen, thereby extending the life of the item. This works out well for all types of frozen foods.

Before the item is sent out, a nozzle is inserted inside the package. This nozzle removes the air and the item is good to go. Butterball is a big believer in this type of packaging. A rep from the company says that their frozen turkeys and other meats can last for more than two years due to vacuum packaging.

You can also extend the life of Thanksgiving leftovers. Take the leftovers and put them in their freezer. Your food will last for a long time. This is one big reason to be thankful. Hungry for some turkey a few weeks after the big feats? Take the package out. Thaw and heat it up. You are good to go.

2) Canning is the second biggest way to go. Millions of homeowners have gotten involved with canning. Most of us take the items from the can and throw the can away. This is very wasteful. Studies have shown that canned food can last over 100 years or more.

Say you decide to can some green beans. Come back to it 100 years later, it is still free from bacteria and other toxins. Canning is one of the more underrated ways of preserving foods for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Take fruits and vegetables for example. Most of them go out of date by November. These canned items can last well beyond this time frame. Many of them work well in stews, casseroles, and pies.

3) Flash freezing is something that many do not know about. Though it is unknown by many, it still makes the list for the top 3 things to be most thankful for. There are some who are not keen on the idea of fresh fruits and vegetables. They prefer the frozen items. The only thing that gets in the way are the ice crystals. Ice crystals can change the taste and texture of your food, even after Thanksgiving is long gone.

It started back in the 1920’s. It is a freezing process that freezes the item faster, but at a lower temperature than traditional freezing. The better way to do this is to use liquid nitrogen.

This process helps to reduce the number of ice crystals that form. This way the taste of your food will not change before, during and after your Thanksgiving meal. Have you ever noticed how some foods form these crystals after they have been sitting in the freezer for a while? This process changes all this. Your food will still have the same appeal and the extended shelf life.

When To Use Pallet Top Sheeting

If you are a business who consistently ships large orders on pallets, you are very well aware of how often and easily shipments can get damaged. That is why you take all of the necessary precautions in order to keep your palettes safe. Yes, within your palettes you probably have individually packaged cardboard boxes or some other type of packaging supplies. Yet, you know that sometimes a cardboard box isn’t enough to completely keep your shipment safe from dust, moisture, or UV rays. This is why pellet top sheeting was invented.

Pallets top sheeting is a polyethylene plastic material that normal comes in pre-perforated sheets. These sheets are flat and can be easily torn and placed on top of your pallet shipments and products.  Thickness and the sheets will vary, but one of the most common thicknesses is about 1.5 mil thick. As far as cost goes, these sheets tend to fairly inexpensive, with each sheet costing only $0.50 on average. The benefits to using these sheets are numerous, and can often times save you loads of money in the end.

By using pallet top sheeting, you can further guarantee the safety of a shipment against different environmental aspects such as dust, moisture, and UV rays. However, a shipment is not the only time and place these sheets are appropriate. For instance, if you need to store items long term, these sheets can help protect your valuables against the same elements as you would in shipping. These sheets can be especially beneficial when it comes to keeping products unsoiled, like clothing, that otherwise might need to be washed and cleaned before being able to actually sell said product. Or, let’s say you need to store electronics long-term, pallet top sheeting can literally be the difference in whether or not your electronic devices survive. This is because electronics are susceptible to dust, and can damaged over time if too much dust collects.

Another instance in which pallet top sheeting can be helpful is in a wet and humid environment. Like with dust. Condensation, humidity, and moisture can be extremely damaging to a vast number of products. And if you are shipping products all around the country, or world, you’re going to need something that will help protect your products through the changing climates. It’s important to note that if the environment your product will encounter is one of high humidity and low moisture, top sheeting is the perfect option. However, in a high moisture environments pallet covers or pallet shrink bags will tend to be a better option.

Finally, pallet top seeding is also very beneficial when it comes to protecting your products against UV rays. In fact, by combining opaque sheeting with opaque stretch film you can block out about 99% of all harmful UV rays. This will help keep your products and being damaged or prevent them from fading. It’s interesting how many people don’t realize how damaging UV rays can be. Therefore, it’s important to make sure your products/investment is protected.

Pallet top sheeting is a packaging option that is definitely worth the investment. It’s easy to manage, inexpensive, and will protect your cardboard boxes and pallets from damage during shipment or storage. Believe us when we say, you won’t regret it.

How To Organize Your Moving Boxes

The time has arrived. It’s time to pack up your entire house into a million different shipping boxes, and make the move to your new home. But, now you have to figure out how you’re going to stay organized during this process. After all, the worst thing that could probably happen is that you lose some of your items along the way do to disorganization. And as you can probably guess, trying to keep a bunch of different shipping boxes that look exactly alike organized can be a mission in itself. So, in this article we will give you some tips and tricks on how to better organize your moving boxes so that you can better keep track of your items, and make sure they all arrive safely into your new home.

The first thing that we recommend is to pack your items by room. Not only is this one of the most efficient ways, but it also allows you to group your items that belong together in the same boxes. This will make it 100 times easier on the other end when you start to unpack, because, you already have items that belong in the same room, together.

The next, you need to make sure that you label every box. For instance, if you’ve just finished packing up the kitchen, make sure you label all your boxes of kitchen. The same would go for your bedroom, pantry, or garage. If you have more than one box, which you probably will, for each room. Then you can label them as kitchen #1, bedroom #3, bathroom #2, etc. You can also color coordinate if you think that the visual help you even further be able to keep track of your boxes.

We also recommend that you set up in inventory list that will help keep track of all your different items in your different boxes. For instance, let’s say that you have just finished packing up kitchen box #3. Have a master list and write down everything that belongs in that particular box. This will be able to help you when you get to your new home to better know what’s inside each box. Thus allowing you to know which box is priority to unpack, and which ones can take extra time.

Also, make sure that you set aside any items that are vital for when you first move into your new home. Put these particular items into their own shipping boxes, and label them as “Vital” or “Need ASAP”. This will be able to allow you to easily identify which boxes that you will need the first night or day you move in. Also, we recommend packing these boxes last, that way they are the first to come out of the truck.

If you have any valuable items, or breakable items, make sure that they are carefully wrapped with the proper shipping supplies, and are placed in an appropriate shipping box. Be diligent to notes at that box is fragile and be sure to designate which end needs to stay up. Also, make sure that if your items are valuable, you don’t label what they are. This unfortunately will just scream, “steal me”, and make them more susceptible to be stolen.

Moving is definitely not fun. But, it doesn’t have to be stressful. You just need to make sure that you have a plan in place and that you’re carefully marking your moving boxes so you know exactly what they are and where they need to go when you get to your new location. If you do this, you will eliminate a majority of your stress, and allow you to better enjoy this new adventure that you are about to embark upon. Happy moving!

How To Find, Compare, & Hire The Best Movers Near You

Moving is often a wearisome endeavor. It takes time, energy, effort, and a whole lot of money. This is all the more escalated when you don’t have the proper help, or you underestimate the job itself and don’t hire the proper help you need to realistically carry out the moving process. Now, you’re probably telling yourself that moving companies are far too expensive and surely it isn’t worth paying a company to do something you think you can honestly yourself. Well, you could do it yourself. But, how stressed and overworked you honestly want to be? If the answer is you don’t want to be stressed, than this article is for you. In this article we will do our best to help you decide if weather or not a moving company is the right decision for you and your family.

The first thing you need to look at when trying to decide if you should hire movers is how far you are actually moving. If the answer is just across town, then no, you probably don’t need to hire any sort of moving service. And could save the money and use it elsewhere. On the other hand, if you’re moving several cities or states away, then hiring a reputable moving company may just be a must, especially if you’re going to be shipping a lot valuables and expensive items across the country. Really what it’s going to come down to is if whether or not you truly can manage the task of moving you, your family, and all your valuables across a great distance without any professional help.

If you do end up coming to the conclusion that you need movers, then the next phase is to actually find movers near you. Now, this can be tricky within itself. This is because while there are a lot of great moving companies out there, there are also a lot of scam artists. So, this is where you need to do your research and find a reputable moving company that can be trusted and is reliable. The best place to start in finding decent moving company is to get recommendations from people that you trust. Ask friends, coworkers, and colleagues if any of them know of a great moving company. Also you can check customer reviews online. These will be unbiased opinions of different types of moving companies that will give you a good indicator of whether or not one can be trusted.

Once you have narrowed your list down, now you need to focus on price. You need to make sure that when hiring a moving company that they gave you the full details of the move in black and white and have a set price. If they are refusing to give you a set price, or are hesitant then this could be cause for concern. Make sure that before you sign any contract everything is completely spelled out, and there is no hidden fees or costs that will incur along the way. Also, it’s important to discuss if they will be providing your packaging supplies, or if you need to provide your own packaging supplies. Sometimes moving companies will want you to use a certain type of packaging supplies, depending on the item, so make sure this is discussed in full detail long before they come to pick up your items.

Once you have narrowed your search down and have chosen your moving company, now is the time to make sure you give yourself plenty of time and schedule everything out in advance. The worst thing you could do is schedule a moving date with your moving company, and then switch that day at the last minute. This can incur all sorts of fees and costs that you definitely don’t want to have to pay. So, have a plan and know exactly what you’re going to do and when you’re going to do it. If you can follow these things, you will be able to make you and your family’s move a breeze. Happy moving!