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Packing for a Move

Welcome to my website. I’m hoping to provide you with some useful packing tips. My name is Ellen Monday. My family and I moved from a very large home to a large home. My point being, although we still live in a large house, we did downsize. It was almost like packing for two moves because we had belongings going to the new house and some going to storage. We had to make decisions about what we wanted to keep, store and get rid of. I have some tips on how we made those decisions, and the best ways we found to pack. Items that were going into storage were packed differently than those we were moving to the new house. Boxes had to be carefully and clearly marked so we didn’t end up storing our everyday dishes or something tragic like that! Hope you enjoy my blog.

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Multipurpose Dish Rack Gift Ideas

Aaron Carroll

If you're looking for a gift that's both thoughtful and useful, consider treating a friend or loved one to a multipurpose dish rack. The fact that you can use the racks on both the countertop and in the sink make them versatile and convenient. 

No matter what type of house the gift recipient lives in, from a large house to a small apartment, he or she can make use of a handy dish rack. Even if you have a dishwasher, you can still use a multipurpose rack for air-drying delicate or hand-wash-only items, such as glass cups and vases. You can also it to dry a single pot, pan, or dish that you need so you don't have to run the dishwasher for it.

Dish racks made of a durable, modern-looking material such as rustproof stainless steel make ideal housewarming and wedding gifts or presents for college students moving into their first apartments. Look for racks that have extra features, including special cutlery and wine glass holders.

Here are some creative gift ideas featuring these must-have kitchen accessories.

1. Kitchen Essentials Gift Basket

For the perfect housewarming gift, start with a high-quality multipurpose dish rack and fill it with several different kitchen essentials the recipient will need right after moving in. Some ideas include dish soap, rubber gloves to protect hands while washing dishes, and a sponge or scrub brush.

If you know your friend's kitchen decor theme, round out the gift with a dish towel featuring a whimsical design that reflects it, such as roosters, wine, or apples. You can also throw in a few matching pot holders. 

2. Specialty Item Racks

If you know that the recipient has a particular culinary interest, choose a dish rack that accommodates it. For interest, choose a rack that sits on the countertop and allows wine glasses to dry upside-down. Consider also including a bottle of his or her favorite wine as a thoughtful addition.

For a person who loves to bake, choose a rack that can easily hold multiple mixing bowls and utensils. Also, consider one that fits in a sink to allow the baker plenty of countertop space for mixing and blending 

3. Small-Space Racks

A multipurpose dish rack that works double-duty will come in especially handy in a small home. If kitchen space is at a premium in the gift recipient's house, pick a rack that can fold up for easy storage, and can also be placed in a small sink or on a countertop. You can also find racks that can be hung behind the sink to free up both sink and counter space. 


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