packing a kitchen

How To Pack A Kitchen

During a move, packing the kitchen might be the most stressful task. When it comes to packing and moving, kitchens are always toughest to handle. It has most fragile items of home like glasses, Chinese crockery, coffee mugs, pans and knifes.  Extra safety measures should be taken in order to pack all the kitchen items.

Below are some tips, that will help you to pack kitchen efficiently for your moving day.

Make use of correct boxes

Take extra care while choosing boxes, avoid cheap boxes as they can be weak to handle and will cause damage to the fragile kitchen items. Invest in thicker moving boxes and avoid re-used cardboard boxes. This may affect the durability and can lead to damage.

Use Packing Paper

While packing fragile items, secure each item separately to prevent contact with each other. You can make use of packing paper to create a buffer inside the cardboard boxes. Create the first layer with the packing paper, at the bottom of boxes, this will reduce damage during moving. In addition to it, you can stuff papers between items to provide a cushion.

Packing cups, coffee mugs, and glasses

Make sure to wrap every cup individually in packing paper before placing into the box. Direct contact of one item with another can lead to damage. In order to save some space, you can start with stacking cups but, they must be wrapped individually in packing papers. You can also pack the cups in their own box, it is best to be extra safe.

Packing Plates, Dishes, and Pans

In order to pack Plates, Dishes, and Pans you can pack them individual with a packing paper, make sure to use tissues and papers to create a cushion between plates. After packing plates individually, you can stack them one on top of the other, it will save space. Make sure to place the largest at the bottom and lighting on top of box.  Stack only as many as fit inside, don’t overload it.

Packing bowls, spatulas, and smaller items

In order to pack small items make use of the smaller box, it will occupy less space during transport. It is better to wrap fragile and breakable items individual in a packing paper.

In addition to it, remove the microwave tray and pack it separate from the microwave to prevent damage. Empty the stove and pack the burner and gas top individually using packing paper. Make sure to dispose all food items or liquids before moving. If you are planning to carry liquid items with you, ensure they are sealed to prevent leakage. It can damage other items too.

 

Anjana

Anjana Bhartia is a foodie, social media enthusiast, book worm and a blogging addict. Married into the armed forces she enjoys moving all over India with her bags, books and dogs in tow! Being an Army wife has made her a moving pro. She loves sharing her tips and tricks to help make your move hassle free!

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