Moving to a new home can be an exciting experience. However, one of the most challenging parts of the moving process is packing up your kitchen. With so many dishes, utensils, appliances, and other items, it can be difficult to know where to start and how to pack everything safely.
Here are some quick packing tips from our experts on how to pack your kitchen for moving.
First, it is important to start packing early. (yes, we say this all the time…) Don’t wait until the last minute to begin packing up your kitchen. This will make the process much more stressful and overwhelming. Start packing items you don’t regularly use, such as seasonal dishes or small appliances.
Next, invest in good quality packing materials. Ask your moving company professional to advise you on what packing materials they can supply. You will need various boxes, bubble wrap, wrapping paper, packing peanuts, and packing tape. Be sure to choose sturdy boxes that can hold the weight of your kitchen items. You can also purchase special dish packs designed to protect your dishes and glassware during transport.
Packing those dishes and glassware
When packing your dishes, be sure to wrap each one individually in non-inked paper or even bubble wrap. This will provide extra protection and cushioning during transport. Stack the dishes vertically in the box, with the heaviest items on the bottom and the lightest items on top. Make sure the box is not over-packed and there is enough padding to protect the dishes.
When packing your glassware, your first choice should be boxes specifically designed for glassware. You can obtain these from your moving company. If these are unavailable, wrap your glassware thoroughly with several sheets of non-inked paper and pack them vertically in a sturdy box.
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For small appliances, it is best to wrap these thoroughly with non-inked paper and make sure you wrap the power cord to avoid any scratching. Smile appliances should be put in appropriate boxes with ample padding. This will make items easier to move and will also help to protect them from damage. For large appliances, have the moving company do it.
Label those boxes!
Finally, be sure to label all your boxes clearly, indicating what is inside and write “kitchen” on it. This will make it much easier to unpack and will also help to ensure that your kitchen items are not lost or damaged during transport.