Packing is the most important part in the process of moving. Though packing your home in itself is a difficult process but the hardest of all the tasks is packing the kitchen. As we have many small and big items in the kitchen, it becomes a daunting task. You will have to take some extra efforts and precautions while packing a kitchen as kitchen has many objects of various shapes and sizes
Though we recommend sorting your stuff before packing but kitchen hardly consists of any such items that can be discarded. Kitchen cannot be packed in a hurry as it contains many sharp as well as delicate items. A little carelessness can cost you a big amount. Packing in a hurry can damage your dishes and wine glasses.
Along with all fragile and delicate items even sharp items need extra. Food items like canned goods, frozen goods, and dry items need different treatment while packing.
First and foremost thing that needs to be taken care of is the packing supplies. Packing supplies may include packing paper, tape, china cartons, markers, and bubble wraps. Glass and fragile items should be packed in china cartons as they are specially made for these items. These boxes are specifically designed and are double walled and extra thick. Boxes should be bought in different sizes for various items.
Though professional packers take only a few hours to pack all the kitchen items as they are experts and have experience of years. But being a layman, you may need a lot of time in hand to pack your kitchen stuff.
To pack your kitchen in an effective way, you can follow the tips given below:
Keeping the original packing of appliances is always a good idea but if it is not possible to keep those original packing then you should use middle or small size of boxes as per the size of the appliances. Be sure not to use large boxes for heavy appliances and it is not advisable to stock all in one big carton. All the appliances should be thoroughly cleaned and dried before packing.
Delicate and Fragile Items
Packing fragile and delicate kitchenware is a tricky task. Be sure to place at least two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper at the bottom of the box. Wrap each piece of your fragile kitchenware with a sheet of packing paper or bubble wrap and stack them one at a time.Don’t forget to add an extra layer of bubble wrap or paper in between three items. You can consider using t-shirts, tank tops, small towels to pack extra fragile items. Use of these clothes will not only lessen the packing cost but will also save delicate crockery.
Pans and Pots
Pans and pots may sound easier to pack but they too should be packed strategically. These utensils should be placed into each other keeping the smaller in the bigger. Keep all their lids in the same box as theirs but don’t forget to wrap them properly.
The main task that you need to do before starting packing is to unclutter your pantry.Sort out all the food items. Check the expiry dates of each and every item. Donate frozen or unsealed usable items. Be sure to seal all the bottles that are opened and are containing liquid any liquids.
This is the complete guide to pack kitchen items for a move. While you can pack the items on your own, it is always advisable to find the best cross country movers for more effective packing. The professionals ensure that each item is packed safely to avoid any damage and offer successful moving experience.