The kitchen is the hardest room to pack when doing a home move. It is full of fragile items, plus various stuff in different sizes and shapes. You will have to be very careful in your packing to avoid breaking your kitchen stuff while you moving.
Here are some tips that will help you in making sure your kitchen items are safe as you move them into your new home.
Get OrganizedBefore you pack, try to cut down the stuff you have to make more room for the important stuff. Go through each of your drawer and cabinets in the kitchen and identify the items you no longer want or need. Throw away food items that are already past its expiration date. It’s best not to bring align with you perishable food items especially when moving long-distance.
Doing this will help you lighten your load when moving. Remember that the more items you move, the more you pay the mover. The items that you don’t want or need but are still in good condition can be donated to a local charity organization or can be gifted to family or friends.
Gather Your Materials
Prepare all of your packing supplies ready. Keep in mind that you are packing fragile items, so you have to make sure you have the right packing supplies. Purchase heavy duty boxes in different sizes, a good amount of bubble wrap or other cushioning materials, packing tapes, scissors and a marker.
Prepare an Essentials Box
Before you forgot and pack all items on your kitchen, remember to set aside the essential kitchen stuff that you need on the last few days on your old home and the first few days on your new home.
Separately pack basic kitchen items like plate, cutlery and cup, for each member of the family. You may also want to pack with this essential box some bowls, dish towels, a few food items, dish soap and sponge for washing dishes. You can also include a coffee maker and a toaster.
This will serve as your essentials box. This should be the last box to load from your old home and the first box to unloading in your new home.
Packing the boxes
Now that you have identified items to bring to your new home, gathered your packing materials and prepared your essentials box, it’s time to pack the rest of your kitchen items. When packing kitchen items, make sure to do so according to their type.
Line the bottom of your box with cushioning material like a bubble wrap. You may also use clothing material like a towel. Use at least two layers of it to make sure there is enough cushioning. Each piece of your dinnerware should be wrapped with a packing paper. Put the larger and heavier items first at the bottom of the box. Stack the dinnerwares one at a time and add a layer of bubble wrap after 3 stacks of dinnerware.
Sort out your cutleries according to type and wrap each type with a rubber band or any piece of string that should secure the bundle. Wrapping them according to type will make things convenient and easier for you when unpacking. After wrapping, place it into the box.
You should be extra careful when wrapping your knives. If you don’t have its original box or tray, you will need to wrap it individually with at least 3 layers of packing paper and then secure it with some tape. Place it in a box and properly close it to secure the wrapping contents. Labe the box so you or other family members will be aware of what is inside the box when unpacking it.
Pots and Pans
You need to find the box that fits your largest pot or pan, it should fit horizontally and diagonally. Use the nesting packing technique - place smaller pots and pans inside the larger ones. Remember to separate each item with a packing paper or bubble wrap so prevent them from scratches.
By now, you should have separated the perishable food items and consumes or donated it, and expired items are thrown away. The remaining food items should be packed well to avoid any spills.
Open boxes of dried and powdered foods should be sealed shut before placing them into the box. For liquid items, the top of the bottles should be sealed with a tape to avoid any spills that will cause more work and a lot of hassle during unpacking.
Appliances are best packed using their original boxes given that those are still in good condition. If original boxes are no longer available, use sturdy packing boxes.
Make sure each appliance is dry and clean before packing it. Any removable parts should be removed, especially the fragile parts. Wrap the fragile parts with bubble wrap, packing paper, or even clothing materials like old towels or shirts.
As they say, the kitchen is the heart of a home. It is where the members of the household get nourishment. So when moving, your valuable kitchen items should be well-packed and protected so it will arrive at your new home in good condition. Using these tips will be of great help to you. Hiring an expert to help you with the move is great too. If you are considering this, finding trusted home movers all over Singapore is easier and faster with the use of Wise Move. This platform helps you connect to Singapore’s trusted moving companies by just submitting one listing.