This past week I had the pleasure of watching some very excellent packers go to work and move our entire apartment's goods. They bundled it up smartly, fitted it like an enormous stacking puzzle into the back of their box truck, and whisked it all safely through two boroughs and up three flights of stairs.
Although not on the same scale, I always have this dilemma with buying Greenmarket flowers and getting them back to my apartment unscathed by the rest of the goods. I wanted to share my solution and possibly see how you all manage to do the same...
So this was my solution. Someone was throwing this out (above) at my building and I grabbed it and washed it out to use. It's slim, weighs nothing, takes up only a little space in my market bag and stops the other items from crushing the flowers. If I take a long walk after the market I can also pour water in to keep the stems somewhat hydrated. And it beats carrying them over the shoulder 'cave-man style' (which I do see at the market), or having them get crushed in the commute.
matt at apartment therapy dot com