How to Move Your Kitchen
When moving, kitchen items and appliances can be notoriously difficult to safely and securely pack up. The kitchen typically contains utensils, gadgets, and crockery of all shapes and sizes, which can be a minefield to efficiently fit into boxes. In this guide, we’ll take a look at ways to make the moving process as simple as can be when it comes to those tricky kitchen items.
1) Don’t be afraid to discard unused items
Consider those dusty items that you no longer use, and think to yourself: “does this have a place in my new home?”. If you don’t think you’re going to use it, don’t be afraid to donate it to goodwill or perhaps recoup some cash for it at a jumble sale.
2) Prepare some essentials
Keep a box of items containing essentials that you will need for your final few days in your current home, and the first few days of your new one. This should include cutlery, dish soap, essential foods, coffee, and other readily-used bits and pieces.
3) Obtain packing materials
When moving items from your kitchen, you’re going to need the following – at least:
• 10 medium boxes for heavy items like pots and pans, small appliances and cookbooks.
• 5 large boxes for difficult-to-pack items like baking utensils, dish racks, and other kitchenware.
• 5 heavy-duty boxes for fragile items like glassware, stemware, and crockery.
• Old newspaper or packing paper to protect fragile items.
• Packing tape.
• Markers/labels to differentiate between different boxes.
4) Tackle one small area at a time
Packing an entire kitchen’s worth of contents can feel a little overwhelming – so start small. Try to break things down in order of priority, and be disciplined about clearing out each section (in other words, ensure one cupboard is entirely clear before moving on to the next one).
5) Consult the professionals
If you’re incredibly busy with work or school commitments, you might not have the time to devote to packing your kitchen away. Instead, you might want to opt to hire a professional removal company to help do the job for you. This way, you’re guaranteed a smooth, stress-free move.