When it comes to packing for a move with https://www.flashmoving.net/long-distance-movers/boston-new-york-moving/, most people are afraid to pack their kitchen. In this work, there is no hurry, otherwise you risk finding broken plates and glasses after moving.
But if you read this article carefully, you can avoid the most common mistakes and prepare your kitchen for a weekend move.
1. Start packing your kitchen as early as possible.
A large number of items in your kitchen are not used every day. Start packing slowly a week in advance, it’s much better than having to deal with it on the eve of the move. Items such as porcelain or crystal dishes, seasonal items, and certain kitchen appliances can and should be packed ahead of time to reduce stress before moving. In principle, you can leave only the essentials, such as cups, plates, cutlery, a couple of saucepans, one or two knives, cleaning products, a towel and a coffee maker. You can start packing the rest a week before moving.
Stock up on all the necessary packing materials in advance.
In the kitchen, you will definitely need packing materials.
• Boxes. We recommend using medium and small boxes. Large boxes of dishes will be too heavy and unreliable for fragile items. An exception is boxes for pots and pans, for which the size of the boxes is selected according to the largest item. We recommend additionally gluing boxes with glass with adhesive tape from the bottom to ensure that the bottom does not fall through.
• Wrapping paper. For wrapping glassware and cutlery.
• Scotch. Do not regret and buy a dispenser for scotch tape – it will save you a lot of time when packing.
• Markers and stickers. Label each box carefully. With 30 boxes labeled “kitchen”, you won’t be able to sort things out quickly after you move. It is more useful to write more specifically, for example, plates, metal utensils, etc. Colored stickers are useful for marking each room – for example, red for the kitchen, blue for the bathroom, etc. This way you get a quick visual indication of which room each box belongs to.
• Air bubble wrap. The runway can be used to wrap particularly fragile or valuable items, as well as to fill free space in crockery boxes.
3. Collect a separate box with the essentials.
Pack a box that will contain the things you need right away when you get to your new location. Put your most used items there, such as a kettle, a plate, a cup, cutlery for each family member, a towel, detergent, napkins.
4. Packing of kitchen appliances.
We will talk about small kitchen appliances – for the transportation of a refrigerator and a dishwasher, see separate articles on our website. If you have the original packaging from your appliances, use it.
If not, you’ll need medium sized boxes and ingenuity. Wash the device and wipe dry. Remove small and fragile items such as glass bowls from it. Then find the manual and attach it to the front of the device for easier assembly later. Finally, pack fragile items in paper or WFP. Place the appliance in the box and place small parts on top.
5. Packaging of dishes.
Place two layers of bubble wrap or wrapping paper on the bottom of the box. Wrap each item of utensils in a thin layer of wrapping paper and stack them one at a time in a box, placing the items between each other with an additional layer of runway. Wrap very fragile items, such as glasses, in bubble wrap instead of paper. Fill the free space in the box with filler, dishes travel better if they are tightly packed with the least amount of free space for internal movement.
Sort cutlery into different types. Bundle them with an elastic band and fold them separately in a shoe box. Wrap sharp knife blades in cardboard.
7. Pots and pans.
To find the right box for your pots or pans, take your largest pan and place it in the box so that it fits both horizontally and vertically. Once you find the right size box, start packing, remembering to wrap the glass lids with paper or cling film.
Eat! Yes, the more you eat food from your refrigerator, the less you will need to pack. Minimize your grocery shopping before moving, buy only what is really needed and will be used before moving. When packaging food, especially liquid foods, use plastic bags to avoid leakage. Cans: Be careful not to overload the boxes, put the cans in the bottom layer and lighter items on top. Wrap glass jars in wrapping paper.