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Packing your kitchen presents a fantastic opportunity to start fresh. Get rid of old, useless, and unwanted bits and pieces. Your kitchen is probably filled with tons of items you didn’t even realise were taking up unnecessary space.

Any items you do decide to take with you need to be carefully packed. In order to do so, you’ll want to equip yourself with some standard items including:

  • Bubble wrap
  • Moving blankets, old towels, and rags
  • Moving boxes in varying sizes
  • Old newspapers or packing paper
  • Coloured markers
  • Packing tape

 

Packing Up the Larger Items in Your Kitchen

The Table and Chairs

Bubble wrap is your best bet here, as kitchen tables tend to be quite bulky. If at all possible, disassemble the table into easily manageable pieces, as this makes the moving process much simpler. Once you get the kitchen table out of the way, you’ll have more space to move around in, which will make packing up the rest of your items a little easier.

You’ll want to use bubble wrap for these too. Chair legs are easily breakable, so these require extra care and attention during the move. If you can remove the legs and wrap them up together, you’ll thank yourself later.

The Electronic Appliances

Turn all devices off before attempting to disassemble them. Wrap them carefully in bubble wrap, and select boxes that offer a snug fit. If you own the original packaging, this may be a smarter option, and ensures that your device will be completely protected.

Be sure to empty the fridge and freezer of all food and drinks and clean the inside thoroughly. Allow the freezer section to defrost overnight, and dry out the inside properly. Tape the doors shut and wrap the entire appliance in moving blankets to protect against scratching during the move.


Packing Up the Smaller Items in Your Kitchen

Preparing the boxes

Strengthen your moving boxes on the outside by taping them properly. Some of these boxes will contain heavy items, so you want to make sure that box stays in tact throughout the moving process.

Start with heavy items

Always place heavier items at the bottom of each box. It’s generally a good idea to start with pot and pans, making sure to pack them together with their lids so that you can keep track of this later on. To ensure that your packing paper stays put, you may want to tape it directly to the items in your box as well.

Pay special attention to fragile items

Breakable items such as crockery and glassware should be packed in the top of each box to prevent them from getting damaged by heavier items. Use newspaper or packing paper to wrap each cup, glass, and dish separately. Once again, you’ll want to tape the paper directly to the item in question. Fill any empty spaces in the box with rags, socks, old clothes, or crumpled paper for extra cushioning.

Label your boxes

Mark each box with a quality coloured marker. Make a note of the contents of each box in clearly legible writing. This will help you with the unpacking process in your new home. Clearly mark boxes containing fragile items, reminding you to be careful during the move.

 

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