The kitchen is the most challenging room in the house to pack up. If you’re facing a residential move soon, don’t despair. There are ways to organize and pack your kitchen provided you have a well-thought-out plan. It may drive you nuts to think about all the shelves of dishes, heavy appliances, and gazillion gadgets that you know you have to organize but don’t know where to start.
This is where expert packing services can come in handy. If you decide to do it on your own, here are some tips on how to pack your kitchen methodically, simply and efficiently.
Your first consideration should be how you will be getting all the large appliances out of the kitchen. Your best bet is to hire movers to handle this task, which can, quite literally, be back breaking work without the right equipment. You need professional movers with the strength and endurance to pack, load and move heavy appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers.
Next, think about all those dishes and stemware you have that need to be packed properly. At the bottom of a box or container, put two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper. Then, wrap each plate in a thin layer of packing paper, stacking each dish one at a time in the box. It’s best to stack them side by side rather than one on top of the other, which can add stress to fragile items. For very fragile items, such as wine glasses and coffee mugs, wrap each individually in cotton tee shirts to save on bubble wrap.
It’s time to sort all that silverware. Make the process easier by sorting it according to function and type. Group each type with rubber bands but don’t use tape. Rather than throw all the silverware in a large box with a million other small things, dedicate one box to your silverware alone. If you don’t have a lot, a shoe box will do. Label the box so it’s easier to unpack later.
Awkward pots and pans will need larger boxes to accommodate their large size and handles. Don’t bother removing the handles for more compact packing. Just find a large box and nest them inside as best you can. Place each pot in the box horizontally and diagonally. If you are able to close the lid after stacking them, then the box is big enough. You may want to pack pots separately from pans for a better fit.
Of course, before you even think about packing up your kitchen, you should book your moving and packing services. Things get hectic around the holidays, so call as soon as possible. Contact Texas Best Movers today at 210-960-9825 for a free quote.