Ensuring that all your stuff intact as you move into a new home often depends on knowing how to pack properly. What you may not realize is that every room in your home will need a slightly different strategy to ensure all your items make their journey without being lost or damaged.
Experienced moving companies have seen clients pack both the right way and the wrong way, and they explain how to pack up your kitchen in the most efficient way.
Have a Clear Out First
You might be surprised to see a lot of unused and unwanted items within your kitchen cabinets. Before moving day, sort through your kitchen equipment and condense it into only the things you actually use. You can donate unwanted items to charity, or even sell them to help pay for your move.
Pack Fragile Items Carefully
You’ll most likely be worried about how your china plates and other fragile items with sentimental value can be transported safely to your new home. To keep them safe and secure, line a box with bubble wrap, newspapers, or linen for support. Layer the items one at a time, with the heaviest at the bottom, then put another layer of protective material between each one. When your box is full or heavy enough, block any gaps inside it with more protective packaging to stop items from moving around and hitting the sides.
Don’t Forget About Appliances
Don’t let your appliances just be transported as they are. If you’ve kept the original boxes, dismantle them, place them back inside, and protect them with polystyrene or leftover bubble wrap. Alternatively, find a well sized box and put appliances and all their components inside wrapping and securing it as you would your crockery. Make sure you only put one appliance in each box to avoid too much strain and unnecessary damage.
Clean and dry your appliances before packing them to save you doing extra work when you reach your new home.
Packing up a kitchen involves thinking creatively and logically. Pots and pans can be stacked one on top of the other, and don’t necessarily need protective layers, either.
To save on packing materials, use your dish towels and dishcloths as protective layers. You won’t need as many boxes, either. Small, decorative items like egg timers and ornaments can be placed inside larger items to save on space. Simply wrap them in a protective layer and secure them if needed.
If you need professionals to help you transport your kitchen equipment or pack it for you in the first place, contact a trusted company, like H2H Movers, to book a date and time for the move.
Moving? Here’s How to Pack Up Your Kitchen, AngiesList.com
How to Pack Kitchen for Moving, TheSpruce.com