Moving is an incredibly tedious task. With the amount of organizing, packing, and labeling you have to do, it can be a real nuisance. But packing a kitchen is a whole different ball game. Knowing what to pack first, what to toss out, and how to pack safely is an entirely different form of packing than the rest of your house will require.
Packing Food Items
When packing a kitchen, packing food items can actually be a great time to declutter your pantry, clean out the refrigerator and find items to donate to your local food pantry.
- Toss out or donate food items that are perishable or unwanted.
- Pack similar products together. For example, if you’re packing any dry goods, keep them in the same boxes to make it easier when unpacking.
- Pack refrigerated items last. To keep food-items from spoiling while moving, use this rule of thumb; if it can’t last longer than the length of the moving period, toss it.
Packing China, Glassware, and Silverware
China, Silverware, and Glassware are precious and keepsakes, so knowing how to pack them can help you prevent breakage and lost items.
- Wrap each piece individually with wrapping paper, or use cartons to separate them. For optimum protection add bubble wrap or packing foam at the bottom of boxes to cushion China during transport.
- When packing glassware, wrap each glassware individually with packing paper on both the inside and the outside of the glassware. Avoid stacking glasses on top of each other unless you have a solid layer separating each glass. Apply bubble wrap or packing foam at the bottom of boxes to cushion items during transport.
- To save yourself from unwanted headache from lost silverware, sort through your silverware, wrapping each type together with a rubber band or a piece of string. Place all silverware in a shoebox and tape it shut with packing tape.
Packing Pots and Pans
Packing pots and pans can be a great time to find that one-lid that has always been missing in your kitchen.
- Wrap pans individually with clean wrapping paper or cartons to avoid scratches. If stacking by size, be sure to place a sheet of paper towel, or packing foam in between each pan.
- To find the right boxes that fit your pots, place the pots in the box and check if the box will be able to close. Once it fits, place other smaller pots together separating each with a foam sheet, cartons, or paper towel to avoid scratches.
- Add crushed paper to fill in empty spaces in your boxes.
Packing Small Appliances
Knowing how to pack small appliances such as blenders, toasters, and food processors can save your items from breakage and having parts missing.
- Remove all sharp blades or loose parts and place them in a plastic bag sealing them. Tie all cords and wrap appliances in wrapping paper, placing them in boxes.
- Add crushed paper to fill in empty spaces to cushion the box.
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