When it comes to packing for a move, the kitchen is most difficult to pack and surprisingly takes more time to pack. Not only do you have fragile items like plates, glasses, ceramic pots, and containers, but you also have large appliances. You also have so many items in the kitchen that need to be sorted and thrown away like perishable goods, expired spices, and other household chemicals. And it’s not a job you can rush through, and if you’re not careful in packing your kitchen, you can risk finding broken dishes and wine glasses when you open the boxes in your new home.
So, to help you with the hassle-free kitchen packing, we have highlighted a few tips for how to pack fragile and kitchen items for moving, so that you can avoid common mistakes and ensure that your properties are delivered with maximum protection into your new home.
Get the Best Packing Supplies:
Start your packing process by making sure that you have all the necessary supplies.
Small, Medium and Large size boxes can be completely closed.
Small Sealable Bags
Markers for labeling the boxes
Blanket or Old Clothes
Dinnerware and Kitchen Glassware:
Correctly packing your dishes is important to prevent breaking them during transit. Start by placing two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper on the bottom of the box. Wrap plates individually in clean bubble wrap or packing paper, if you are wrapping multiple plates of the same size, make sure to place packing paper on the top of each plate. There are also plate boxes specially made for them, these boxes come with cells for each plate to ensure that they are protected during the move. Use the same style for packing kitchen glassware, wrap them individually with bubble wrap. Once you are done packing the boxes, ensure to tape the boxes properly and label them appropriately.
Pots and Pans:
To find the suitable box for your pots and pans, take your biggest pan and place it into the box, if you can close the lid securely, the box is good to go, and if not try another large box. Put the packing paper in between the pots and pans to provide a form of protection. You can pack your lids in a separate box, if the lids are breakable wrap them up with packing paper or bubble wrap. Cover the boxes with a blanket or old cloth to ensure that the pots are stable during your move.
Packing your Food:
Packing is a great time to declutter your pantry. Sort every item there in your kitchen and toss out anything which is expired. Do not take any perishable food items with you, pack only those things which you are sure will travel well. Use packing tape to seal up the open boxes of spices or any other powdered food, or food such as rice, cereals, and so on. Pack all the liquid items into a sealed plastic bag and wrap them up with bubble wrap to prevent breakage.
Pack the Kitchen Appliances:
Kitchen appliances come in various shapes and sizes and it’s important to protect them. If you still have the boxes that came in when you purchased them, then use those boxes. Before you pack make sure each appliance is clean and dry. Remove smaller parts and fragile items such as glass bowls and pack them in bubble wrap. When putting the appliances in a moving box use a layer of newspaper or packing paper to wrap the metal and delicate items. When everything is placed in the box, tape the top of the box and any other side necessary to tape, then label them appropriately.
Packing your kitchen takes time, so give yourself some time to pack your kitchen stuff carefully. If possible, ask for some helping hands if you can. Lastly, pack the box of essential items and label them clearly, so that you have easy access to all those items when you first arrive at your new home.