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May 11, 2022·0 min read

How to Pack a Kitchen for Moving?

One of the biggest challenges when packing a home for moving is self-discipline and not getting overwhelmed. Packing the kitchen for moving is not an easy job, the number of items is almost uncountable. It is easy to lose track, give up or go with the flow when wondering how to pack kitchen stuff for moving. Hercules is ready to share with you our professional packing tips and moving tricks to help you in your journey.

Getting familiar with the packing kitchen plan is the most important step before initiating packing for a move. Take your time to gradually proceed from fragile and light to bulky times. Take an extra step of protecting fragile items and devote your attention and energy to learning how to pack up the kitchen for a move.

Write down all the details that you think you might forget and follow tips for packing a kitchen for moving.

Packing material

  • Medium boxes or small boxes
  • Dish Barrel cardboard boxes
  • Heavy duty moving blanket
  • Packing tape
  • Wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Marker

Double or even triple supplies and materials when packing kitchen stuff. Do not risk a shortage of packing material as it might result in damage to your valuables.

It is more beneficial to spend a few extra dollars on extra packing paper and better-quality cardboard boxes rather than repurchasing a rare china set or customized wine glasses.

What to do before packing a Kitchen for moving

The kitchen is one of the rooms that must be packed last. The kitchen is being used daily, therefore, finishing the packing process with it will allow you to smoothly transition during the relocation.

When you arrive at your new space, avoid unpacking the kitchen first, it will only create chaos and debris.

Organize the Kitchen for a move 

Initiate your packing process by getting rid of unnecessary and unused items. When packing the kitchen for a move, you need to remember that only essential items must be included in relocation.

Anything that will be easier and cheaper to purchase at the new place should be thrown or given away and donated. Packing superfluous pieces will cause a loss of space, therefore money and energy.

What should you not pack when moving? 

To avoid waste of resources, start with a thorough clean-up. All the food items that have a short expiry date and require a specific temperature must be consumed prior to the move like meat, dairy products, vegetables and fruits. Ship and pack only those pantry items that you won't find at a new location.

Dispose of all the old equipment and appliances, broken glasses, plates, bowls, household chemicals, and perishable foods.

Essentials for 1st week when moving 

Put aside all the devices and kitchen items (cups, cutlery, plates) that will serve you for the first few days into your move. Pack an essential kit box with items that will help you to adjust in a new house. Coffee maker, toaster, a few pots, and a microwave in case the gas will not be connected.

Tips to efficiently pack kitchen items for moving

To safely relocate the kitchen items into your new home you need to remember these steps:

What boxes to use when packing the kitchen for moving? Choose only small and medium-size sturdy boxes. Placing your tableware and small appliances into one box will create a substantial weight that will be challenging to carry.

For your own good and the security of your possession, do not try to fit all of your kitchen in one big box. Consider buying large boxes only for light items.

The importance of wrapping paper. Purchase quality packing paper that will not rip and cause friction with dishes and glasses. If plates do not have a protective layer, they might simply break due to box shifting.

Fill up all the empty spaces inside the box Do not leave the content of the box movable. If the items are not tight, they could shift around resulting in dangerous situations and damage. Place 10 - 15 cm crushed paper at the bottom of the box and another 2-3 layers at the top.

Create protective layers between the items. If you have placed the dishes and still have some space on the top of the box, divide the layers with crushed packing paper and place a few cups or glasses on top. Heavier items must always be at the bottom of the box.

How to pack big kitchen appliances for moving? For bigger appliances such as a refrigerator or a stove, use heavy duty moving blankets and custom crates. Clean it inside and out, you do not want to bring the old dirt to your new home.

Defrost your refrigerator and freezer. There should not be any access liquids. Remove any parts that are not attached and secure the doors with paper tape to avoid glue marks.

How to pack small kitchen appliances for moving? It is ideal to use original boxes, but if you do not own any, measure the item and purchase a box that is suitable for transportation. Wrap around the item with newsprint packing paper and/or bubble wrap for protection. Fill up any empty space with crushed wrapping paper or sheets and towels.

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