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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.


Packing for a Move

What Homeowners Should Know About Accordion Shutters

Aaron Carroll

Accordion shutters are large products with high durability and impact ratings. They are frequently used as storm shutters, and the top-tier ones are hurricane shutters rated to withstand Category 5 events. Before you invest in an accordion-style system, you should understand these four things about the product.

Coverage of Large Doors and Windows

People predominantly use accordion shutters to protect large doors and windows, especially ones with significant glass surfaces. Most accordion systems are made of steel or aluminum materials to maximize impact resistance. If your house has big bay windows, for example, you may want to invest in an accordion system so you'll have sufficiently large storm shutters to protect them.

Notably, this group of hurricane shutters isn't meant as a fashion statement. They generally have all the visual appeal of a rolling metal door used to close up a shop for the night inside a mall. Likewise, to minimize the risk of damage from flying debris, these storm shutters have little to no space for light to pass through.

Some people also use accordion systems to protect hard-to-defend places. For example, you might use an accordion setup to protect a balcony, porch, or swimming pool.


A major benefit of using an accordion-style setup is versatility. Particularly, the accordion approach allows you to wrap protection around unusually-shaped areas. If your house has a conservatory with an arced outer wall full of windows, for example, you'll probably be able to find a set of accordion shutters that can wrap around the arc. You will likely achieve much tighter coverage in this scenario than you would by using straight shutters.

Compact Storage

Most people who add accordion shutters to their houses leave them in less visible areas. Fortunately, the accordion structure makes it easier to store the shutters compactly. Homeowners can install them in recessed areas or off to the side. Likewise, they can easily access the shutters whenever they need to protect their homes.


Accordion shutters roll on wheels set in tracks. You can find both manual and mechanical models, too. In either instance, you'll have less trouble deploying the storm shutters than you would with a more traditional model that attaches to the side of the house next to the individual window. You will spend less time moving around the house to close each shutter, too, because the accordion covering will deploy over several windows at once.