How to Pack and Move Your Kitchen Like a Pro
For those who have had to move more than once in their lifetime, you know that moving can be a painful, stressful process – and the kitchen is the worst part of it all.
Pots, pans, appliances, plates, bowls, glass cups, mugs – you’re always one slip away from a big mess! Boxes can easily break, spraying the contents out on the floor, or when opening your boxes you can find broken glass and porcelain inside.
Smooth Moves has partnered with Apollo Kitchens to provide you with some tips to keep in mind as you are moving into your new kitchen so you can make the process as clean, easy and stress-free as possible.
Wrap As Much As You Can
When dealing with silverware, mugs, plates, glasses, bowls, and other utensils, you should try and wrap as much as you can in a newspaper or packing paper. This will prevent any scratching as they rub together and could be the difference between cracked plates and not.
On top of wrapping your items in paper, you should think about using bubble wrap inside the boxes. It will keep your items from hitting each other and will help everything stay safe during the actual move.
Give Everything an Intense Cleaning
Before wrapping things up and putting them in boxes, it’s definitely a good idea to give every item a good intense cleaning. Place your plates, bowls, and cups to make sure you don’t drag any dust or dirt through the moving process.
Items like a cast-iron skillet or frying pan should definitely receive an intense cleaning before packing it up in a box. If they are not properly cleaned, you could end up dragging dirt and food into the moving boxes and, eventually, into your new house.
We do not recommend this, so make sure you give everything a deep clean in hot water.
Use Strong, High-Quality Boxes
When you’ve cleaned everything, wrapped them in paper, and are loading them into boxes, you might as well make sure that you are using the best moving boxes possible.
You do not want to run into a situation where boxes begin breaking during the process of moving them out of the old place and into the new place. Having plates slide out of the bottom of a moving box and smashing on the floor will lead to more work, difficult clean-ups, and much more stress.
High-quality boxes can help you prevent any unexpected hassle and make sure you get your prized possessions from one stop to another.
Label The Boxes
So, you’ve got the items from your kitchen cleaned, wrapped, protected, packed, and successfully moved into your new place (thanks to the high-quality boxes you chose to use). Now, you want to cook yourself a motivational snack and need to find a certain product. But you didn’t label the boxes and you have no idea what box it is in!
This is an annoying problem that is easily avoidable simply by grabbing a marker and writing on the sides. It will save you some time, keep you organized, and is just another piece of making the move as flawless as possible.
The Obvious: BE CAREFUL!
Being extra careful when moving items from your kitchen is the best way to make sure that everything goes as smooth as possible. Make sure you set down every box with care and be careful with how you stack everything. Whoever is driving the moving truck should drive carefully and avoid any sudden turns that could topple things over.
The items from your kitchen are all heavy, breakable, and are a necessity for life. The last thing you want to do after you move into a new place is going out and purchase all new items for your kitchen. So be careful, take your time, and follow our tips to make sure moving your kitchen goes as smooth as possible!
If you are considering renovating your kitchen, check out Apollo Kitchens, a qualified team of designers and project managers that help take the headache away from kitchen renovations. Contact them today.