We’ve all been in the kitchen during a move, and it can be a daunting space. It’s going to be a rollercoaster ride as you consider everything you need to pack and wonder how you’re going to be able to clear the entire area. You will save a lot of time, effort, and headaches if you have a well-organized plan. And it is precisely what we intended when we created this policy in the hopes that it would lessen some of the pressure.
Planning Is Essential for Any Move
Before beginning to pack, you should go through your belongings and remove everything you no longer need or want. A helpful suggestion that can assist you in making a decision is to assume that if you’ve had something for longer than a year and haven’t used it, you probably won’t. Another excellent place to look for products you no longer use is your pantry. This will also help you find canned food and other non-perishable foods that you can prepare before you leave, saving money and minimizing waste.
Purchase Quality Packing Materials
While packing paper is stronger and more durable and offers protection, printed and used newspapers are thin and may leave ink stains on your possessions. The list of supplies you’ll need for packing also includes packing tape, markers, and cling wrap. There are specialty dividers available that you might wish to buy for things like stemware, though they are not necessary.
Organize Your Meals
Utilize ingredients you already have to save waste and increase packing space. The greatest thing you can do is avoid shopping for everything and instead decide on the necessities. This is because you will need to eat on moving day and empty your refrigerator. Make a plan a week before the move to spread out your meals and reduce the amount of food you have left over.
Access Your Refrigerator and Freezer
Take an inventory of all the food. Do this to determine what can be eaten before you move or throw away if it is expired.
A few days before moving, you should empty your freezer to allow it to dry out.
When it is finally prepared to be moved, secure the doors with tape and stretch wrap to prevent opening.
Stock the Pantry
You can now begin packing the items you will be taking with you to your new house since you have already completed the first step. And selected the items from your pantry that you will utilize. To stop spills, seal the spice jar’s lid with tape and place it inside a Ziploc bag.
Food containers made of glass can be wrapped in bubble wrap or packing paper. Make sure to place them in the bottom of the boxes to prevent those lighter objects from being crushed.
Use cans to pack the bottom layer of boxes to prevent overpacking. This is because they are likely the heaviest things and can damage other boxes. If you want to keep all the cans together, just use small boxes or pack lighter items on top to balance the weight.
Plates should be packed upright to prevent breakage during transit. Put some bubble wrap or packing paper on the bottom of your box and in between each dish to secure it. You can even purchase dish pack cartons from the shop if you’d like.
Place these breakable things in a tiny shoe box that has been taped tight, double-wrapped, and set away. It’s important to label them properly. So that you can move them away from larger boxes that could shatter them and designate which side should be maintained upright for fragile objects. Even if there is room left, there is no need to fill them with extraneous objects. You must secure your fragile objects, so don’t be afraid to use a lot of bubble wrap, cardboard dividers, and packing paper.
Dishes and Pots
Place the largest objects inside first, then the smaller ones, using bubble wrap between each pot to prevent scratching. The lids can be packed individually. Put dry pantry items into them if there is still room in the box.
Storing them in a box designated for knives is the easiest way to avoid injuring yourself. If you don’t have one, cover the blade with cardboard and place them in their block or cover. So that you don’t cut yourself, label them properly. Even better, you can wrap them in towels with blades that point in the same general direction to protect the tips. Don’t forget to label the knife blades’ direction.
The Remaining Steps
- Cookbooks, baking sheets, oven mitts, and food storage containers can all be packed in the same manner as the rest of your belongings.
- To make unpacking a little easier, group like goods together. Be careful not to fill the boxes too full, though.
- So that you can quickly access them, and pack all of your crucial boxes last. You might even be able to transport them in your vehicle.
- Ask some of your loved ones to help you with packing, labeling, or wrapping since it will be a very tiring day.
To Sum Up
What a ride, I suppose. Finally, you’ve finished packing, and Dream Moving has your stuff in good hands. You should congratulate yourself because it was feasible. Cleaning up the mess made by the boxes, dust, and bubble wrap is now the only thing needed to complete the journey.