Packing Your Kitchen for a Move

If you are moving in the near future, the thought of packing up your home is likely exhausting. Knowing that you have to pack every item in every room of your home is overwhelming, especially when you glance at your kitchen. From large appliances to salt and pepper shakers, our kitchens are packed with items. It is important to understand the best way to pack your kitchen and we have compiled a few tips to help make it easier.

Packing Glassware

When packing glassware, you should consider purchasing pre-sectioned boxes. Packing your glasses into pre-sectioned boxes will make packing them much easier. Pre-sePacking Your Kitchen for a Movectioned boxes are pretty stable and will hold the glasses upright, protecting them from hitting against each other if the box is jostled around during the move. Whether you are putting your glasses into pre-sectioned boxes or laying them flat in a large box, you should be wrap them in protective materials. If you are unable to purchase pre-sectioned boxes, consider layering your glasses on top of each other with a layer of bubble wrap or wadded newspaper between the layers.

Packing Fine China

When packing fine china, you should be wrapping each and every piece individually. China is easily breakable and thoroughly wrapping each piece will help prevent accidents. Layer as much bubble wrap as possible between each layer of china. You might feel as though you are overusing the bubble wrap which means that you’ve used just enough. It is also important to pack china according to the weight of each item. Although all china is breakable, some china is much sturdier than others. You should pack heavier China items towards the bottom of the box and the lighter items, such as teacups and stemware, towards the top.

Packing Food Items

If you aren’t moving very far and your move is under two hours or less, you should consider packing a cooler with perishable items. Some items such as milk and slices of cheese are worth saving if you can transport them on ice. If your move is long distance, it is not worth your time or efforts to take your perishable food; you should throw them out or give them to neighbors. If you have any food items that are closed and do not need to be refrigerated, take them with you. You’ll need something to eat the first few days in your new home and boxed and canned items never fail.

Packing Silverware

Silverware will tarnish very easily. If you are doing a long distance move, it is vital that you protect your silverware from the elements in order to preserve it during the move.  In order to prevent silverware from tarnishing during the move, cover each individual piece of silverware in plastic wrap. Wrap the piece again in a layer of newspaper and seal the newspaper shut with tape.

By following these suggestions, you will find that packing up your kitchen isn’t as difficult as you might have thought it’d be. However, if you don’t want the stress of packing all these items correctly, Crown Moving Co., Inc. can take care of it for you.