How To Pack A Kitchen For Moving
Packing away your kitchen before moving home can seem like a lengthy and complicated process, but by following these simple tips, you can minimise any stress when moving day comes around.
Keep the kitchen functioning before moving day
For most homeowners, packing up their whole kitchen is impractical, so it’s a good idea to put together a list of a few essentials to set aside to pack last.
This will vary depending on the appliances and utensils you use most frequently, but some options include:
- A set of crockery and cutlery for each member of the household
- A medium-sized pot and frying pan
- A mixing bowl and strainer
- Essential cleaning products, such as a sponge and washing up liquid
- Breakfast items, such as a mug for each person, a toaster and a kettle
- Key utensils, such as a vegetable knife and a wooden spoon
While you pack away the rest of your kitchen, fill one cupboard with these items so you can stay organised before your move.
Use boxes of different sizes
For the average family-sized kitchen, a variety of boxes of different sizes are required. Large boxes are best used for items that are lightweight and difficult to pack, such as small appliances, dish racks and plastic kitchenware.
Medium boxes are ideal for heavier kitchen items, such as cookbooks, pots and pans, small appliances and silverware. Heavy-duty boxes, with thick walls, are ideally used to pack fragile items, such as stemware, glasses, plates and wine. Wrapping fragile items in newspaper before packing them will prevent them from sustaining damage during your move.
You can source different-sized boxes from home improvement centres and various retailers.
Prepare fragile stemware
Stemware is incredibly fragile, so it’s essential to make sure it is prepped properly before you pack it away in boxes. After wrapping your stemware individually, place them between cardboard dividers that can fit into each moving box to prevent them from scratching and knocking against each other during the move.
It’s also recommended to avoid stacking any items on top of your fragile stemware, even if there is empty space in the box. Instead, fill this empty space with paper and label the box as ‘fragile’, with arrows that point to the side that should be facing upwards.
For items that are abnormally shaped, such as teapots, wrap them generously in bubble wrap or packing paper.
Phase out grocery shopping
Most moving companies will not move perishable food on the removal day, such as fruit, meat, milk and eggs. To keep waste at a minimum, try and phase out grocery shopping before your move.
However, if there are food items that you would like access to when you make your first meal in your new home, make sure you take them with you in your car or another mode of transport in an insulated bag or icebox to keep them fresh.
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