These Are Our Top Moving Tips When Packing Up Your Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the first rooms that can be packed with the aid of our kitchen packing tips. Packing the kitchen appliances(like glasses, dishes, cups, etc) that are most expensive and fragile is a really risky task and requires special attention.
However, packing can be made smooth and easier by following these simple steps –
- Large, Small and Medium-sized boxes.
- Brown paper or plain newsprint paper.
- Bubble wrap.
- Peanuts or packing popcorn.
- Sealing Bags.
- Marker, labels, sealing tapes.
- Sort and Select – Go through each drawer and cupboard and select those items that you are taking with you while removing those items that are not required. Some items weigh a lot but are inexpensive to purchase, while others are cheaper to move than to replace.
- Collect Packing Materials
- Large Boxes (18 x 18 x 24) – It is used for packing lightweight items like dish racks, plastic kitchenware, baking tins, small appliances, etc. For a family-sized kitchen, you will need at least five large size boxes.
- Medium Boxes (18 x 18 x 16) – It is used for packing heavier items like pots and pans, the content of drawers, silverware, etc. You will need at least ten medium size boxes for a family-sized kitchen.
- Heavy Duty Boxes (18 x 18 x 28) – It is used for packing breakable items like glasses, wine, canisters, stemware, etc. At least five duty boxes are required for a family-sized kitchen.
- Bubble Wrap – It is used to wrap and pack fragile items.
- Other materials – Sealing tape, markers, labels, brown paper, cell kits are also required for packing.
- Pack Items Not Frequently Used – Start packing those items that are not used on a daily basis such as wine glasses, cookbooks, dishtowels, dish clothes, food storage container, vases, crystal, pie pans, mixing bowls, special utensils like ladles and spatulas, pictures and wall hangings, special-event dishes, etc.
- Pack Unopened Bottles – Select the bottles that you are going to use between now and the move and pack the rest. Items like fine vinegar, alcohol, and wine can be packed.
- Pack Shelves and Drawers – Pack all the items in the drawers and shelves that are not required now and also get rid of those items that you no longer use.
- Pack Dishes – Take your time while packing the dishes, plates, and bowls to ensure that all the items are packed well. You can use Cell Kits for packing stemware and glasses.
- Pack Pans and Pots – Pack all the pans and pots, which are not required for the first two days in your new home, including lids and crockery.
- Pack the Pantry – Start packing with the spices then work your way to the larger items.
- Essential Box – This is the last box you should actually pack, which contains all the items that you will need for the first two days in your new home. This box may include items such as a dishtowel, salt, pepper, first aid box, coffee makers, all-purpose cutting knife, candles, matches, flashlight, radio, cleaner, toaster, small meals, etc.