Moving your home to a new residence is a difficult process. The hardest task among all is packing a kitchen. A kitchen with all its small items and drawers and cupboards, not to forget food items, has more objects of various shapes and sizes than any other room in the home.
Kitchens are generally full and hardly consist of any items that can be discarded or removed, since most kitchen supplies and appliances will be used in the new home. Packing a kitchen is not a job that you can rush through because if you’re not careful in your packing then there are great chances of finding broken dishes and wine glasses as you open one box after another in your new place.
Along with all thefragile items, you also need to take care of the wide variety and number of other items from canned goods, to spatulas, to oven mitts.
To pack a kitchen the packing supplies that you will require are packing paper, tape, china cartons, bubble wraps and markers. China cartons are specially made for glass and fragile items. They are double walled and extra thick which will better protect your fragile items. Prefer buying cartons in various sizes.
Professional packers pack kitchens in hours due to their experience but you may need a hefty amount of time in hand to pack your precious kitchen stuff so be ready with that.
Follow the tips given below to have a safe and happy packing time.
Try to use the original packing of your appliances to repack your kitchen appliances for a move but if those are not available then use middle or small size of boxes as appliances are generally heavy and it is not advisable to stock all in one carton. Don’t forget to clean and dry them before packing.
FRAGILE ITEMS AND DINNERWARE
Place two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper on the bottom of the box and wrap each piece of dinnerware with a thin layer of packing paper and stack them one at a time in the box. Add an extra layer of bubble wrap or paper in between every three dishes. Extremely fragile items can be packed individually in t-shirts, tank tops or hand towels as this will not only lessen the cost of packing but will also save your costly crockery.
POTS AND PANS
Bigger utensils like pots and pans should be placed into each other. As soon as you find the best size you must stack the pots and put them in the box. After packing them all, wrap glass lids with thin packing paper and place them underneath the handles of the pans.
Unclutter your pantry while packing. Sort out all the stuff and get rid of anything that is expired. Any useable food can be donated to local food bank if not required any more. If there is any food you want to take along then pack that in tote bags. Seal the bottles containing liquids properly.
There are two options; you can either pack everything on your own or hire cheap moving companies to make all the necessary arrangements. Kitchen items are complicate as they are of different shapes, sizes and weight, so, it is better to stick to the professional help and ensure that you move everything perfectly, without any damage or injury.