Packing Tips: Packing Your Kitchen

About to move? We know you are excited about starting a new life in a new place. Now think about packing. Still excited? Packing is a long and tiring process which consumes time and energy. So many people dread it and delay it to the last minute. We advise you against this; the earlier you start your packing, the better it will be.

Everything about packing is difficult, but it is the kitchen with which people have the most trouble. Your kitchen is filled with appliances, fragile items, and so many other things. You will have to be extremely careful to pack them properly so that none of them gets damaged in the process.

Here is what we suggest to pack up your entire kitchen.

Appliances

Got the original boxes and packing materials for all your appliances? Perfect, these are your safest bet and will keep all your appliances safe. If you do not have them, you will need to make use of medium sized boxes that are made of thick cardboard so that they support the weight of your electronic items.

Before you put in anything in the boxes, clean and dry every appliance. Disassemble them and pack each component separately, particularly the fragile ones. Separate these and wrap them with bubble wrap. If you do not have this, you can wrap them up with newspapers. Start keeping heavier items in the box first and place the lower items on top. As you pack up the box, wad up the remaining space between each component with newspaper. Now find the owners’ manual of each appliance, and tape this on the box. Later on, assembling will become simpler.

Dinnerware

Dinnerware should also be packed in a duality and durable box. Layer up the bottom with bubble wrap or packing paper. Now wrap up your dinnerware with the same material and start stacking it in the box. Fill up the bottom first and then lay down some newspaper over the items. Now start placing the remaining items.

If any item is extremely fragile, wrap it up in your t-shirts for extra protection.

Pots and Pans

Pots and pans can be packed in the bigger boxes. Place the biggest of these in the box first and stack up the smaller pans on top. You can also keep the smaller pots inside the bigger pots, and then pack them up.

You do not need any bubble wrap for the pots and pans, but if they have glass lids, you will have to wrap them up before you keep them in the box.

Food

Before you pack any food, go through it and remove all items that have expired. Among the remaining ones, you can keep them in tote bags.

We hope our advice will make packing your kitchen relatively easier. If you still find it difficult, you should take help from the pros. And one more thing: do not forget to label all the boxes properly or unpacking will be a nightmare.

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