Packing kitchen items for a move can seem overwhelming, but with proper planning and preparation, it can be a manageable task. Here’s how to pack your kitchen items properly for moving:
- Gather supplies: You’ll need boxes, packing tape, newspaper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and markers.
- Start early: Give yourself enough time to pack your kitchen items properly. This will also give you time to purchase any additional supplies you may need.
- Sort items: Sort your kitchen items into categories, such as dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans, and appliances.
- Pack dishes vertically: Wrap each dish in newspaper or bubble wrap and place it vertically in the box. Pack dishes in a tight, secure manner, with plenty of cushioning on the bottom and top of the box.
- Pack glasses: Wrap each glass individually in newspaper or bubble wrap and place them in the box on their sides. Fill any empty spaces with packing peanuts or crumpled newspaper to prevent shifting during transit.
- Pack silverware: Wrap each piece of silverware in newspaper and place it in a cutlery tray or wrap it in a bundle with rubber bands. Place the tray or bundle in a box and fill any empty spaces with packing peanuts or crumpled newspaper.
- Pack pots and pans: Wrap each pot and pan in several layers of newspaper or bubble wrap and place it in a box. Make sure to fill any empty spaces with packing peanuts or crumpled newspaper to prevent shifting during transit.
- Pack appliances: Clean your appliances and wrap them in several layers of bubble wrap. Secure the wrap with packing tape, and place the appliances in their original boxes, if possible.
- Label boxes: Label each box clearly with its contents and the cabinet it should be placed in at your new home. This will help ensure that your kitchen items are unpacked in the correct place.
- Secure boxes: Use packing tape to secure the tops and bottoms of each box. We recommend three strips of tape on the tops and bottoms.
By following these steps, you can properly pack your kitchen items for a move, ensuring that they arrive at your new home in the same condition as when you packed them.