Best Residential Moving Companies in AZ | Tips on Packing Your Kitchen

Before moving, always allocate an essentials box.

Best Residential Moving Companies in AZ | Tips on Packing Your Kitchen

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  Packing Your Kitchen

Moving from one home to another is always stressful. It takes time to ensure that everything is carefully packed so that it is not damaged, and it requires a good sense of organization. Some great ideas can make a difference when packing up your kitchen, however, and this can make the entire process easier. Based on our recent moving experience, we have some of the best tips below that you can use when planning your next move.

1. Designate an “Essentials” Box

You know what you will need to use first when you arrive at your new home. If you have children, you know that sippy cups and anything else that your child eats from need to be kept on hand. The same thing applies to pets. Keep necessary cutlery in an easy to reach the box, along with a pot and pan. These essential items should have their box so that you do not have to search through countless boxes in a hurry.


2. Label Everything

You will not remember what each box contains, no matter how many times you tell yourself you will. Movers will tell you, this is why you need to label everything. Be as specific as possible, stating whether the box has dinnerware or pots and pans, or anything else. If you can, make a packing list and place it right at the top of the box or on its side so that you can quickly see what each box contains.

3. Appliances

If you have the original boxes for your appliances, this can be the easiest way to move them. If you do not have the original boxes, then you will need thick cardboard boxes that can withstand the weight of appliances. Be sure to add padding if the box is too large to ensure that they do not get dinged up on the move.

4. Fragile Items

Items like glassware and China need to be carefully wrapped. Bubble wrap is a good choice, as are newspapers or even fabric. Many people choose to wrap plates in old shirts to protect them from the sides of the boxes. Be sure to label the box with the fragile items carefully so that you or the moving company takes extra care with it.

5. Seal Boxes

Many people think that because they are not moving a long distance, they do not need to seal their boxes. This can be a mistake. A moving truck can jostle items around and can end up spilling things to the floor if not carefully sealed. You also want to protect boxes from dust and debris, and sealing them with strong packing tape can do so.

All of these tips can make a huge difference in how effectively and efficiently you move your kitchen. Most of these tips are great for other parts of the house, as well, allowing you to have the move without feeling quite as much stress.


Best Korean-Inspired Boxed Meal Recipes

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  Korean Inspired Boxed Meals

This article describes two of the most popular and versatile dishes in Korean cuisine. You can easily try them anytime from boxed meal delivery services, suited to your schedule and dietary choice! If you like the first box you try, multiple flavor combinations are offered for each recipe, and you will already have an understanding the techniques needed for cooking.


1. Bibimbap – Mixed Rice Bowl

Bibimbap is a Korean dish which can be translated to mean “mixed rice.” The dish was traditionally eaten to use up leftover dishes before the lunar new year. In restaurants, it is often served in a hot stone pot coated with sesame oil that crisps the rice and adds flavor on the outer edges. You can order this variation by choosing “dolsot bibimbap” on the menu, but an at home version will also be delicious. Bibimbap has been named one of the World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods by CNN travel readers’ poll, Due to the dish’s popularity, bibimbap restaurants are opening that let buyers quickly customize their bowl in a Chipotle style walk-through.

The dish consists of hot rice covered in namul (sauteed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (traditional red chili pepper paste). Common vegetables included are mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, spinach, bean sprouts, and radish. To present the dish for serving, place vegetables separately in neat heaps on top of the rice with different colors adjacent. Stir before eating and enjoy!

Varieties of bibimbap are available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions of meal delivery services, such as the examples below:

2. Tteok-bokki – Stir Fried Rice Cakes

Tteok (Korean rice cakes) are mixed with different combinations of vegetables, meats, sauces and other starches to make the dish known as tteok-bokki (stir-fried rice cakes). The tteok has a satisfyingly chewy texture. It is a relatively newer dish, having been popularized in the 1970’s for working-class people and sold in street stalls in Seoul.

The most common variation includes tteok, fish cakes, gochujang, and scallions. Another option is gungjung-tteok-bokki (royal court tteok-bokki) which has a soy-sauce based sauce instead of the spicy base and includes sirloin, sesame oil, scallions, rock tripe, pine nuts and sesame seeds. Other choices include swaps for wheat tteok, boiled tteok, and added noodles or dumplings.

Varieties of tteok-bokki are available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions from meal delivery services, such as the examples below:

  • Spicy Korean Rice Cakes with Broccoli, Tofu & Cashews (from Blue Apron menu)
  • Sweet & Savory Korean Rice Cakes with Plum, Yu Choy & Garlic Chives (Blue Apron)
  • Spicy Pork & Korean Rice Cakes with Baby Bok Choy (Blue Apron)
  • Spicy Korean Chicken Wings with Rice Cakes and Celery (Blue Apron)
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