Packing up your kitchen can be challenging. There are so many appliances to deal with, both big and small, not to mention all those fragile and breakable dishes to worry about! Our expert packers are pros at packing up kitchens, but if you prefer to tackle the job yourself, here are a few tips that can help you out.
Start with rarely used items. Grandma’s fine china is a great place to start. If you haven’t used any appliances in the last few weeks, those can be packed up, too.
Use dishpack boxes for packing dishes and breakables. The dishpack boxes we sell come with cardboard that go inside to form individual cells for fragile items. These inserts are adjustable. Cardboard pieces are also included to be used as a springboard for extra cushioning.
Pack small and heavy items in small boxes. Cookbooks, coasters, placemats, salt and pepper shakers are a good start. Remember – the heavier the object, the smaller the box. You’ll also want to put smaller items that might get lost into a smaller box.
Use medium or large boxes for your pots and pans. Stack the smaller ones inside the bigger ones and keep the lids separate and stacked neatly together against each other. This helps save room in the box. Don’t pack it too full though, or it will be too heavy to move!
During your last few days of the move, you can start packing up the dishes and utensils you tend to use every day. Leave out a few items for your family to use during the last few days before you move and keep them in a separate box labelled “Moving Day.” That way, you’ll know this is the last box to get packed.
With these simple tips, packing up your kitchen should be a piece of cake!