How to Pack a Kitchen

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How to Pack a Kitchen

The kitchen is probably the hardest room you will have to pack, with all the small gadgets and glassware that has to be wrapped.  However, there are ways to complete the task in an organized and effective way.  By following these helpful tips, it will make packing up your kitchen seem not so bad.

Food Items.  Prior to your moving date, use or dispose of any food items that are perishable. Give away or throw out cleaning products and any chemicals that are not suitable for transport inside of the moving truck. Pack canned goods, paper products and boxed food in small boxes. If you have any open food packages, discard them before your move, as well as glass jars to avoid breakage during transport.

Small Appliances.  Got the original boxes and packing materials for all your appliances? Perfect, these are your safest bet and will keep all your kitchen gadgets safe. If you do not have them, you will need to make use of medium sized boxes that are made of thick cardboard, so they support the weight of your electronic items.

China and Glassware. Fine china and crystal glassware are precious keepsakes and it is important to pack them carefully for transport during a move. Original packaging is ideal for packing your china and glassware, but if that option is not available, following these simple tips will help you to protect your delicate items during your move.

  • Wrap each piece of china individually. For optimum protection, add a piece of bubble wrap or foam over your china, then follow with a piece of clean paper or packing paper. Start at the corner of the paper and wrap each piece diagonally, tucking overlapping edges until covered. Finish with two pieces of newspaper for an additional protective layer.
  • Pre-sectioned boxes work great for glassware, adding durability and protection against movement. Follow the same wrapping method listed above for your glassware. If you use regular, non-sectioned boxes, be sure to avoid stacking glasses on top of each other unless you have a solid layer separating each row. Apply padded cushioning at the bottom of your box and in between glasses for extra protection.
  • For organized inventory, label your box as Dining Room, and indicate FRAGILE-TOP SIDE UP

Dinnerware.  Plates, glasses and other dinnerware should also be packed in a durable box. Layer up the bottom with bubble wrap or packing paper. Now wrap up your dinnerware with the same material and start stacking it in the box. Fill up the bottom first, and then lay down some newspaper over the items. Now start placing the remaining items.

Pots and Pans. Pots and pans can be packed in bigger boxes. Place the largest of these in the box first, and stack up the smaller pans on top. You can also keep the smaller pots inside the bigger pots, and then pack them up

Silverware. To prevent tarnish and rust, cover your silver and flatware with plastic wrap, then add a protective layer of newspaper and seal with tape. Items can be wrapped individually or in separately.

Cookbooks. Group similar sized cookbooks in the same box and avoid overloading cartons with too many cookbooks so carton is not too heavy to lift.

We hope that these few helpful tips will help make the task of packing the kitchen easier.  If it becomes to overwhelming, you can always hire Strongman Movers to do the packing for you!

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