8 Tips for Packing the Kitchen

unpacking the kitchen

The kitchen is a difficult place to pack. Foodstuffs, silverware, plates, bowls, mixers, spices and loose items are hard to keep safe, stow efficiently and track after the move. A lot of times so many of these motley things are tossed into one box, and when you need them most, your dig for them is almost interminable. We’ve moved a few kitchens in the past. We have some simple organization tips for you to implement on your move to make the kitchen the least of your worries.

 

 

Systematize

When you approach your kitchen start by making three categorical spaces. In the first space, rid your kitchen of items you can throw away. In the second space, put items which you can donate or want to sell. In the third space place recyclable items. Doing this will cut down on the loose belongings and give your other boxes a stronger storage identity. That way you’ll know exactly what is in each box and where it is.

 

Night Box

Now, before you pack your kitchen, pack an overnight box. If for some reason you’re not able to unpack all your belongings, you can still drink from a cup, eat off a plate and cut into your steak. Pack enough for each member of the household; don’t pack more than that since you’ll not likely be entertaining until you’re all settled in. Lastly, mark the box and set it aside.

 

For the entire kitchen. Materials needed:

 

Pack this first, not second.

While you’re just starting out, tackle the loose items. If you still have a messy drawer, or five… tackle those. Fill each box, trying to organize the items or adding them along the way to the donate or sell piles. After these drawers, begin packing things of similar size or lesser use. Your mind will be used to sorting these smaller items and you will pack the boxes more efficiently.

 

The good stuff

When you pack wine glasses, vases, crystal and silver, spend your full attention making certain that the boxes have been used with ample bubble wrap and news wrap. We know you’ll pack these items securely but remember that the materials which protect them, in this instance, are just as valuable as the materials themselves.

 

Pack the dishes and glassware

If you’ve gone out and purchased cell packing materials use them to pack the glassware and then followup with the dishes.

 

Pots, pans, pantry

Try to set aside a pot and pan for your overnight box, but now is the time to pack the pots and pans. Afterwards, pack your pantry. Throw out anything you don’t need. Recycle if you can.

 

Appliances

With the remaining boxes, pack your appliances. You should have materials left to compensate for the fragility and space of each item. You should also have extra materials for other household belongings if you need wrap, etc. When these appliances are packed, you should be on your way to having an easy kitchen-packing experience. Let us know how it went!

  

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8 Tips for Packing the Kitchen

unpacking the kitchen

The kitchen is a difficult place to pack. Foodstuffs, silverware, plates, bowls, mixers, spices and loose items are hard to keep safe, stow efficiently and track after the move. A lot of times so many of these motley things are tossed into one box, and when you need them most, your dig for them is almost interminable. We’ve moved a few kitchens in the past. We have some simple organization tips for you to implement on your move to make the kitchen the least of your worries.

 

 

Systematize

When you approach your kitchen start by making three categorical spaces. In the first space, rid your kitchen of items you can throw away. In the second space, put items which you can donate or want to sell. In the third space place recyclable items. Doing this will cut down on the loose belongings and give your other boxes a stronger storage identity. That way you’ll know exactly what is in each box and where it is.

 

Night Box

Now, before you pack your kitchen, pack an overnight box. If for some reason you’re not able to unpack all your belongings, you can still drink from a cup, eat off a plate and cut into your steak. Pack enough for each member of the household; don’t pack more than that since you’ll not likely be entertaining until you’re all settled in. Lastly, mark the box and set it aside.

 

For the entire kitchen. Materials needed:

 

Pack this first, not second.

While you’re just starting out, tackle the loose items. If you still have a messy drawer, or five… tackle those. Fill each box, trying to organize the items or adding them along the way to the donate or sell piles. After these drawers, begin packing things of similar size or lesser use. Your mind will be used to sorting these smaller items and you will pack the boxes more efficiently.

 

The good stuff

When you pack wine glasses, vases, crystal and silver, spend your full attention making certain that the boxes have been used with ample bubble wrap and news wrap. We know you’ll pack these items securely but remember that the materials which protect them, in this instance, are just as valuable as the materials themselves.

 

Pack the dishes and glassware

If you’ve gone out and purchased cell packing materials use them to pack the glassware and then followup with the dishes.

 

Pots, pans, pantry

Try to set aside a pot and pan for your overnight box, but now is the time to pack the pots and pans. Afterwards, pack your pantry. Throw out anything you don’t need. Recycle if you can.

 

Appliances

With the remaining boxes, pack your appliances. You should have materials left to compensate for the fragility and space of each item. You should also have extra materials for other household belongings if you need wrap, etc. When these appliances are packed, you should be on your way to having an easy kitchen-packing experience. Let us know how it went!

  

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