As you’ve packed the whole house and believe that the worst part is over (phew), you get to packing your kitchen stuff.
Seasoned movers say that this room is the hardest to deal with during the relocation. Indeed, there are plenty of fragile, small, irregularly-shaped items that might overwhelm the moving rookie.
But here is a good piece of news. We’ve gathered the kitchen moving tips to help you handle this relocation in sound mind and with kitchen utensils safely delivered to the new destination.
Tip 1: Decluttering is our everything
You’ve probably heard it millions of times, but we won’t stop telling you – get organized before you move. And this claim is valid for the kitchen as well.
So, as you start packing your kitchen stuff, go through every single item you have and decide whether you’ll need it at a new place or you can sell, donate, or throw it away.
Sorting things and defining the belongings that don’t serve any purpose are probably the toughest things. At least from the emotional standpoint. How can you get rid of the crème Brulee set (you’ve never used, by the way) if that’s the gift from your precious nephew?
So, switch to the ‘cold brain’ mode and carry the decluttering operation without superfluous sentiments.
Tip 2: Collect the materials
When you know how many items you would like to take with you, you’ve got to think of the supplies that would help you safely pack them.
Of course, your packing toolkit will depend on what possessions you are planning to move with you. But traditionally, you will need plenty of heavy-duty boxes of various sizes, packing paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, gloves, plastic bags, and labeling markers.
If you are afraid that you might not find all the required packing supplies, no worries. At ABA Moving, we will provide you with the right amount of tools you need to pack your kitchen stuff safely.
Tip 3: Think of the kitchen essentials
You can start packing the kitchen items you do not frequently use in advance. This will spare you from the hassle of the last pre-moving days.
Make certain you set aside the essential kitchen stuff you and your family members will need up till the day of the move. Each family member will require a plate, a cup, a set of flatware, etc. Do not pack a couple of bowls, a dish towel, dish soap, a sponge, and anything you might need. You can put these items in the essential kitchen box when you leave and unpack them when you arrive at a new place.
Tip 4: A bundle of tips for packing dishes and knives
You’ve come to the most interesting part – how to pack numerous dishes, bowls, and knives. This isn’t going to be super-easy, but we believe you will handle this. So roll up your sleeves, and let’s see what you should start with.
Provide adequate space for packing
Grab the packing materials you will need to wrap the dishes. Clear off your kitchen table to have enough space for wrapping every dish into wrapping paper.
Create a stack of plates
It would be much easier to pack and transport plates if you create bundles. Don’t forget to wrap the plates or put a piece of packing paper between them to make sure they safely make it to their new place. Also, you can keep the stack together by wrapping them in a plastic bag.
Carefully wrap knives
There are several things for you to consider when you wrap knives. First, roll each knife into a full sheet of packing paper, then use a dish towel to wrap the whole thing and secure it with a rubber band. Another important thing – pack knives on their sides rather than facing up to prevent any damage.
Tip 5: A bundle of tips for packing glassware
Packing glasses and stemware is probably one of the most responsible things during the whole move. If you fail to pack them properly, you risk arriving at a new place with boxes full of broken glass pieces. We bet you do not want that to be your story, so take careful note of the following tips.
Utilize specialty boxes
There are specialty boxes designed to safely transport glassware from one place to another. They are studier and have dividers that protect your fragile items. If you fail to find some, you can use liquor boxes (hint: they are frequently freely available in liquor stores).
Treat your glasses with two layers of paper
One layer of paper might be an insignificant protective measure to prevent the fragile glass items from breaking during the move. So, wrap each glass with two layers of paper. You won’t do any harm, believe us.
Give enough room on top
Even though there might be a lot of space left on the top of the box, do not get tempted to add extra items to save the packing supplies. Glass and stemware are too fragile to support additional weight, so put this idea aside.
Tip 6: A bundle of tips for packing pans and pots
Some believe they will need dozens of boxes to have all the pots and pans packed. Let us assure you, if you do things right, you will minimize the number of packing materials.
Nestle smaller pots into larger ones
To save some space, place smaller pots and pans into larger ones. Repeat this process until you have 3-4 layers. Add a small piece of packing paper between the layers to avoid scratches and dings.
If you have glass lids, you’ve got to wrap them in the packing paper and place them around the pots. You can also pack them in a separate box for more convenience.
Tip 7: A bundle of tips for packing kitchen appliances
Can’t you imagine your new place without a coffee machine, toaster, or microwave? Here are a few tips on how to move them to a new home safely.
Use original boxes
Do you have original boxes left from your kitchen electric devices? That’s perfection. They are a great match to cover your moving needs. If you don’t have any, that’s also ok. Just pick the properly-sized box for the items.
Use as small boxes as you can
When packing appliances in non-original boxes, find as small packages to match the item as you can. Fill the gaps in the box with paper to prevent shifting.
Take care of large units in advance
If you plan to bring larger appliances with you, you’ve got to prepare them before the moving company arrives. At first, you’ve got to unplug and disconnect them. Don’t forget to remove any hoses and tape the doors shut.
Tip 8: If you can’t handle it on your own, let the pros do the job
Picking your kitchen stuff can be confusing and might take a lot of time. If you have neither patience nor experience in getting your kitchenware ready for a move, you can entrust this process to a professional team like ABA Movers.
As a seasoned moving company in Miami, we will not only take care of the logistics. We will also provide you with the packing supplies on your demand, help you pack the kitchen items, load them in the truck, unpack the belongings as you arrive, and do other stuff.
Are you ready to simplify your move and hire a professional ABA Moving company? Then get a free quote today.
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