A Step-by-Step Guide to Packing Your Entire Kitchen

Although the idea of moving is that of starting fresh and making the best of your new location, no one can argue the fact that the actual relocation process is time-consuming, nerve-wracking and most importantly, complicated. However, it is not impossible. There are plenty of survivors out there. If you are not planning to hire a removals company and you prefer to tackle this issue all on your own, you might want to read the following guide. Still, a mention ought to be made until it’s not too late. Moving from one location to another might seem simple in movies, but in reality, it can be a nightmare. It is advisable to collaborate with expert, as they know exactly what they are doing. The following details refer to your kitchen, which might just be the most difficult room to pack.

Step one: prepare for packing

You should be prepared for the worst. When entering the kitchen with clear intentions of packing everything up and taking it your new home, you need to be prepared. Purchase as many boxes as you can. You needn’t worry if these appear to be too many because you will find a purpose for them later on. In the end, you have an entire house to pack. Also, make sure you have towels, old newspapers and bubble wrap. These will be necessary when having to pack all items made of glass and ceramics.

Step two: focus on appliances

You have to treat these items with the utmost care and attention. All glass shelves and doors have to be removed and packed separately. Also, used heavy-duty boxes that do not break easily to place the microwave oven, the dishwasher, the toaster or other small appliances. Furthermore, if possible try to wrap them in towels or bubble wrap to protect them from scratches. When transporting them, make sure that they are placed upright in the vehicle. This is the correct manner of transporting appliances.

Step three: cutlery and glassware

Cutlery should be placed in a single, separate box. This can also be packed in bubble wrap, but it not necessary. Pots and pans are the only items that can be placed in the same box as cutlery because there is no risk of breaking them throughout the transport. Glassware and ceramic kitchen items are highly fragile, so caution and attention are necessary. If you have crystal glasses or china cups, you have to take each item and wrap it up in something, paper or bubble wrap. Only after doing so can you place it in the transport box. Skipping this step could ruin your entire collection. Also, avoid overcrowding the boxes with items. This too could damage the glassware. When done packing, make sure to name all these boxes as fragile. This way, you will know what you are carrying and how to place them in the vehicle for transport.