Moving your house is a herculean task in itself, but the hardest part while moving a house comes when you have to pack the kitchen. Due to a large number of kitchen items stored in countless drawers, cupboards and secret hiding places, although usually small, kitchens can be tough to sort out and pack. It advisable to pack the kitchen before the other rooms, usually right after you’ve packed the storage areas of your house before moving. Packing kitchen for moving, is no doubt task, which is why we have piled up some of the amazing tricks.
Follow these kitchen packing hacks, to pack your kitchen like a pro –
Sort your kitchen into essential and non-essential items – Plan and pack as much as you can, a week or so before your relocation. Separate the things you’ll need up until you move, because you don’t want to fall short of the essentials.
-Plates, bowls, cups, glasses, and cutlery for everyone for two meals each.
-Non-fridge / freezer food that you’ll use up to the move.
-One or two saucepans.
-One or two sharp knives.
-Cleaning materials and tools, dishwasher soap, and dish soap.
-A couple of dishcloths, oven mitts, and dish towels.
-Coffee maker and toaster.
Prepare an essentials box – To avoid any disturbances at the end moment, set apart the stuff you will need immediately like the things you’ll need for your last two days in your current home. You also need to set apart the stuff you need for the first two days in your new home. This can include soap, dishes, cutlery, food items, appliances (coffee maker/toaster), dishtowel, dishcloth, cleaner, etc.
Pack dinnerware in a durable box – Plates, glasses and other dinnerware should be packed in a durable box. You have to layer up the bottom part with packing paper or bubble wrap. Start stacking it in the box, and wrap up your dinnerware with the same material. First, fill up the bottom and then over the items, lay down some newspaper. Now start placing the remaining items.
Collect packing materials – One of the best kitchen packing hacks is having all boxes and packing materials you’ll need to ensure a swift and efficient packing experience, before the move. People frequently use leftover newspaper to pack spaces around items in boxes, but unprinted news wrap paper is better since it has no link to rub off on items.
Tape silverware items- Silverware often comes in a plastic tray which allows you to keep all the utensils separate and simply take a few pieces of paper and tape them overtop the tray. This will prevent the items from spilling out and creating a mess for you.
Pack small items in large boxes – Pack small appliances in large boxes, or the boxes you brought them in because you typically cannot fit more than a few into a carton. Each appliance should be wrapped in paper, and also taped to ensure that the paper doesn’t fall off. This will help avoid scratches and rubbing against other items.
Wrap cookbooks – Packing kitchen for moving is difficult, along with packing cookbooks. Pack all your cookbooks in small boxes. Boxes of books can easily become quite heavy. When packing up your kitchen, wrap each book in paper, to ensure that they don’t rub or are torn during the transportation of the move.
Pack canned food in medium size boxes – Canned food items should be packed in a medium-size box because the overall weight of a group of canned goods can add up quite quickly. Group cans together, when packing up your kitchen and wrap them in the paper. Any glass containers should be wrapped up individually. For cartons that contain any glass containers, make sure to write that on the box, so that whoever is carrying it knows what is in the carton, and can load the carton accordingly.
Pack pots and pans separately – Pots and pans aren’t all that heavy, so you can put more of them into a larger box and when packing up your kitchen, be sure to wrap each pot individually in paper to avoid any scratches, and the pots can be placed in the box on their bottoms. This is done because they are more stable that way. Pans can be placed in the box vertically, the same way you pack your plates.
Wrap glasses in a paper – When packing glasses, once again, make sure to wrap each glass in the paper. This will prevent any rubbing or chips that can result from shifting around in transport. Stack the glasses in the carton standing up, when packing up your kitchen. Glasses on their side are not very strong and can easily crack or break.
Pack plates in cartons – Believe it or not, plates are best packed on their ends and make sure to wrap each plate in a sheet of paper to prevent scratches from rubbing. Line the plates up vertically in the carton, when packing up your kitchen. Have them standing next to each other, therefore do the same for any small saucers or small plates, and once you finish the layer of plates, fill the carton with more crush and start another layer, until you’re done, or the box is full and the same principle goes for large plates or large bowls.
Packing kitchen for moving does not sound so difficult now, does it?