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The kitchen is the most challenging and time-consuming room of your home to pack up. To ensure it gets done on time and everything remains in one piece, here’s everything you need to know before packing up your kitchen.
Separate the Essentials
Any items you’ll need right up until moving day should be set aside in one location. That way you won’t accidentally pack away all your dishes or food items that you’ll need by mistake.
Throw Out Items You Never Use
If you haven’t used items in a couple of years, now’s the time to throw them out or donate them to someone who can use them. The less clutter you bring with you to your new home, the better.
Kitchenware can take longer to pack because much of it is breakable. You’re also likely to have more kitchen items than you think, so give yourself enough time to pack up and avoid rushing that could result in damaged items.
Pack Plates on the Ends
The best way is to pack plates is on their ends vertically. Each plate should also be wrapped with a sheet of paper and tightly packed up against each other to fill the box.
Stand Glasses Up
Glasses are not strong enough to be stored on their side so always stack the glasses standing up. They should always be individually wrapped to prevent damage.
Keep Silverware in the Utensil Tray
It’s much easier to keep all your silverware together in the utensil tray. All you need to do is add some paper in each section or bubble wrap and tape it tight.
Individually Wrap Pots and Pans
Pans will take up less room if you pack them vertically like the plates. Pots can also be placed into each other and packed as is.
Put Tupperware on Top
Plastic containers are very light and can easily be stacked and taped together. Since they are lightweight you can put them in any boxes that have extra space. Simply use bubble wrap or a towel between the Tupperware and other items to prevent movement.
Small Appliances Go in Big Boxes
Blenders, crockpots, and other small appliances can be packed in larger boxes. Each should be individually wrapped with paper and taped to avoid scratches and damage.
Large Appliances Should Be Prepared Ahead of Time
Don’t forget about your large appliances! Some items like your fridge and gas appliances will need to be uninstalled a couple of days in advance. Always read the manual before starting, and if you’re not sure about something ask your moving rep.
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