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The kitchen is one of the most difficult rooms to pack because it has a large number
and variety of items, some of which are breakable. This makes it a time-consuming
and labour-intensive task. Before packing a kitchen, a lot of preparation is required.
The first step is to look through the contents of the kitchen including the drawers,
pantry and the cupboards. There is a good chance that you have food items that are
past their expiry date and should be discarded right away. It is a good idea to
go through the pots and pans and donate things that you have not used in a long
time. The number of items in the kitchen can multiply easily, especially if you
have lived in the same place for a few years. This is the best time to go through
every bit in the kitchen and discard the things that you are not likely to use in
your new place. This will help you to save space and time, while benefiting others.
The second step in preparing your kitchen for the move is deciding which items you
will need to use up until the day of the move. In general, dishes, toaster, coffee
maker, dish soap and food items have to be packed towards the end because they are
essential. The remaining items can be packed well before the moving date. The next
step is to segregate the items into different groups to make it easier to pack and
unpack. The grouping can be done based on any characteristic like the size or the
breakability or its usage, depending on the convenience of each individual. This
can expedite the packing process and can make it more organized. The perishables
and leftover food items should be discarded before moving. Depending on the availability
of space and weight restrictions, canned items and other food items that are available
easily can be packed or discarded.
While packing, it is important to pack a box with the items that will be needed
in the new house within a few hours of arrival. They should contain food items that
can be cooked easily, soap for washing, a few plates, spoons, a couple of towels,
coffee powder, coffee filter, coffee maker, a pair of scissors, toaster, bread,
pasta, pasta sauce, bowls, peanut butter and any other thing that can be essential
for the family. This box will be particularly useful for families with young kids.
Also, this box should be labeled with something different like “Kitchen essentials”
so that it is easy to pick.
Finally, appropriate boxes should be chosen and the items should be cushioned well.
In the case of breakables, bubble wrap and other padding materials should be used
for added protection. The boxes should be labeled and you can make an inventory
of what is inside each box for your convenience.
If this whole process seems overwhelming, then you can get in touch with one of
the moving companies in our network and they can pack and unpack for you. They have
many years of experience with packing and can complete the entire job within a few
hours. This can make your move easier and hassle-free.