Packing the kitchen with all its equipment and contents seems like an impossible task when you give it a first glance. With all different shapes and sizes, all sorts of food, equipment, and stuff it is easy to go crazy trying to pack it safely and securely. You might want to change your mind though if you check out our packing advice. Most of your appliances are different from each other and will need you to wrap them differently with different techniques, using different boxes and packing materials. Given this, we are going to take you through the best wrapping and packing methods that will help you pack all your kitchen equipment. Here’s how to pack your kitchen without stress.
Moving is the best time to declutter. You definitely don’t need to pack and move things you have bought but didn’t use once during the year. Purge. Donate kitchen supplies to a local charity or people in need. There are four big packing groups that you need to form: furniture, equipment, silverware, food. Each demands special care but the general idea is the same for all: pack and take only the things that you absolutely need. Do not raise your moving fees by transporting things that will find peace in your new garage.
To pack a kitchen, you’ll need heavy duty boxes of different sizes, as well as packing paper, packing tape, and labeling markers. Consider plastic wrap and special dividers. Those are helpful to keep items together (or separated if need be) and avoid them from shifting around. Do not neglect towels and blankets to double-wrap your appliances. Despite all the innovational packing techniques, blankets and towels keep the top positions as for avoiding breakage is concerned.
Prepare some sets for all members of your family for the first few days right after your move. You should add to the list things you can’t imagine your cooking life without. Don’t forget to leave yourself a dish towel, a sponge with some dish soap, and any appliances you’ll need at hand while you pack, such as your coffee maker. Pack all these into one separate box signed “FIRST DAYS ESSENTIALS”. Another option is to undertake small research at your new location and check out local restaurants and food delivery. For the first couple of days, you might not feel like cooking or simply have no time for that.
Put smaller pots and pans into the larger ones and a small piece of packing paper or cloth between them. You better take medium box as it will be heavy to carry. Make sure to have additional support around your pots, pans and glass lids by stuffing paper or kitchen towels into openings, which will prevent them from moving.
Everything made of glass is the most fragile during the move. Use specialty dividers, soft cloth and pieces of newspaper to secure them and fill the space. That fit into standard boxes. Don’t stack anything on top of your glassware if there’s an exta space in the box.
Wrap each item into a packing paper and put some extra piece in between before stacking. In the end wrap them tightly in plastic wrap.
You are not one of those thoughtful people who keep the original packing boxes of your gadgets, are you? In that case, you will need to start looking for plastic containers or cardboard boxes of matching or at least similar size. The size of the container is important, for you don’t want your gear to shift back and forth while traveling. Nor do you want it to be squeezed inside and got cracked. Different size boxes are usually easily accessible at electronic shops. Before packing, fold the cord or each gadget neatly and attach it to the main body of the gear. Make sure your gadgets’ accessories are also packed (preferably in clear plastic bags), signed, and placed in the same box. Otherwise, your equipment might be useless at the new house. At least until you finally find all the accessories or buy the replacement.
Start packing with a spice cabinet then continue with your pantry. Use small boxes. Pack spices in glass jars into some paper. Don’t move anything that’s expired or opened. If you’re moving long-distance, you need to toss any perishables before you leave. You can use a cooler for transporting perishables from the fridge and pantry but you better cook everything before the move.
If you decided to move heavy items like the fridge you need to prepare in advance. Unplug. Defrost. Clean. Remove any hoses and tape all doors shut. Depending on your specific house moving situation, it may be better to leave the dangerous refrigerator moving task to the pros just because the risk of property damage or personal injury is possible and cannot be justified in the end. Contact us today and our team of professionals will be happy to help you make your forthcoming move fulfilled! We respect your time and money. Quality service, dedication to work we do and expert care. Start your FREE moving quote right now, don’t hesitate! We work hard to move you fast!
Depending on your specific house moving situation, it may be better to leave the dangerous refrigerator moving task to the pros just because the risk of property damage or personal injury is possible and cannot be justified in the end. Contact us today and our team of professionals will be happy to help you make your forthcoming move fulfilled! We respect your time and money. Quality service, dedication to work we do and expert care. Start your FREE moving quote right now, don’t hesitate! We work hard to move you fast!
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