It can seem like an enormous problem to pack and move a kitchen. Your kitchen is equipped with everything, from flimsy glassware to large equipment to spindly cooking utensils! Additionally, it’s not always obvious how to pack this assortment of products efficiently.
Fortunately, the correct packing supplies and a little bit of knowledge may make your next kitchen packing expedition a breeze. You must be aware of where to organize and pack your cookware like a pro!
Set up a System First
3 to 4 weeks before moving day, begin organizing the kitchen. Clean out your kitchen of anything you no longer use before you begin packing.
Are all of your cups being used? Are two toasters required? Is it worthwhile to relocate the pasta maker you’ve only ever used once?
Theme Meals: Find recipes to use up the food you have on hand in the weeks leading up to moving day. You may reduce your pantry and use up perishables by planning meals that are portable. For instance, soup or stir-fries are great ways to use up leftover vegetables. Do you have a lot of eggs? You can solve that issue with a quiche or breakfast skillet. The primary priority should be finishing off anything in the refrigerator or freezer.
Packing Materials You Will Probably Need
Before you begin emptying your cupboards, purchase all the packing materials you’ll need (about a week before your move). By doing so, you can start packing without having to look around for necessities.
You will need things other than packing tape and a marker to identify boxes!
The size of your kitchen will determine how many moving boxes you require. A kitchen for a family of four, for instance, would require between 20 and 25 cardboard boxes of various sizes. A single individual with a tiny kitchen, though, might only require between 10 and 15. For delicate objects like stemware and glasses, take into consideration choosing a few boxes with cardboard partitions. For heavier things like dishware, a couple of double-walled boxes are also perfect.
Newspapers are free and work well as packing material for boxes. However, keep in mind that the ink can transfer, so avoid touching expensive items like fine china. The same results can be achieved with packing paper without the danger of ink stains. Four pounds is a decent place to start with anyone.
Keep Out the Basics
Set aside the necessities for eating and cooking so your kitchen can continue to be used while you are relocating. Depending on your cooking preferences and way of life, this could involve:
- Spatula, mixing spoon, and frying pan
- The chopping board and knife
- Every person needs a plate, cup, bowl, and silverware.
- Espresso machine or kettle
- Dish soap, a sponge, and dish towels
- A few containers for storing food
Keep a few simple snacks like granola bars and bananas on hand while packing and on moving day because all that exertion builds up an appetite!
Packing paper should be used to completely encase each glass. Any protruding paper should be tucked inside the glass. You must first wrap the stem of stemware like wine glasses and martini glasses in a few sheets before covering the rest of the glass.
Put one glass in each space of the divider (rim down). If necessary, cushion it with crumpled paper to prevent it from moving. Unable to locate a divided box? Put all the glasses in the box and fill in the spaces with packing paper to cushion and secure them.
Also, pack another layer on top of the cardboard given, if there is room, in the partitioned box. Wrap packing paper across the box’s top and tape it shut. It should have a fragile label.
Glass packing advice: Always place the drinkware at the top of the box when packing glasses with dishware.
Although it works excellently as extra protection, bubble wrap occasionally leaves permanent marks on the glass. Always use some packing paper as a buffer.
Dishes and Pots
Nest the pots and pans inside the box’s padding at the bottom (max. 3-4 per stack). If you are concerned about scratching, put a dish towel or a similar soft piece of clothing, such as a cotton t-shirt, between each one.
After that, pots and pans should be put in the box. Fill up the spaces between the nested pots with packing paper to prevent movement. Glass lids should be wrapped in paper and placed either next to the pots or in a separate box. With packing paper, cover the top and the holes. then label and seal.
To Sum Up
Some degree of kitchen packing is required for all moves, whether you do it yourself or hire professional movers. Even while it could seem overwhelming, keep in mind that by tackling each drawer and cabinet one at a time, you can finish the job!