One of the biggest and most time consuming challenges of moving is packing your belongings. You want your possessions to be packed with care so that they will arrive to your new destination the same way they left. Our professional packers are trained to pack all of your items in a timely manner by using the top of the line packing materials and excellent organization skills. This includes your most fragile and valuable items such as kitchen, glass items, and antiques. One Stop Moving & Storage offers you the peace of mind of knowing that your valuables will be safe and secure on the way to your new home. We offer a full range of packing services. Whether you need all of your items packed or partial packing services, we are here to get the job done. If you are packing up on your own, below are tips on packing up the home kitchen.
Packing Up & Moving Your Kitchen
A lot of time and effort goes into the preparatory work when you are preparing to move. Not only do you need to pack up the closets and cover the furniture, but there is one area of the house that requires special attention: the kitchen.
In fact, most homeowners will agree that the kitchen is the most difficult to pack for a move. There are a lot of things in the kitchen that need to be packed, and many of these items are fragile or irregularly shaped. Additionally, there are a lot of odds and ends that you don’t know what to do with.
Here are a few best practices to help when you are packing your kitchen:
There are likely items in the kitchen that you are no longer using. Instead of throwing everything into boxes, be deliberate about organizing the items so you can choose to move each thing or put it in the donation pile. Moving is the best time to clean out the cupboards and decide what you no longer need to keep.
Set Aside the Essentials
It always takes time to unpack in your new home. But you’ll need a few essentials when you arrive at your new home. For example, a few forks and spoons can be helpful when you pick up take-out for dinner that night. Pack one box with essentials so you can get by for a few days, including a plate, cup, bowl, and flatware for every person in your family.
Invest in the Right Materials
Make sure you have good-quality boxes ready to go. Also, sturdy packing tape is essential to hold these boxes together. It’s a good idea to have labeling markers on-hand so you can write on the boxes to know what is inside. Depending on the type of move, you might even use different colors of markers or tape to indicate the room where the box should be unloaded in your new home.
Protect the Fragile Items
Also, bubble wrap, box dividers, or even packing paper can be helpful to keep the glass and fragile items protected. If you have glass-on-glass in the boxes, there is a high risk of breakage when the box is transported. When in doubt, always add extra packing materials in the box to hold everything in place and prevent shifting.
The best approach for packing the kitchen is to take it one step at a time. Then, before you know it, the room will be boxed up and ready to load into the moving truck.
– Written by Becki Andrus in partnership with Werever outdoor kitchen cabinets.