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How to prepare your kitchen for relocation

Posted on : March 11, 2019

The kitchen is probably the hardest and most complicated room to prepare and pack for a move. You have a lot of small items, glassware, drawers and pantry to pack and protect. So, use this guide to learn how to prepare your kitchen for relocation to make sure everything is properly sorted, packed and ready for the movers when arrive. And if you would like to learn how to avoid the 10 biggest moving mistakes, you can get our book here:

Learn how to pack your drawers, glassware, dishes, pantry and kitchen appliances for a successful relocation

Prepare your kitchen for relocation: Tips & tricks

Sort, Select and Simplify

This is the beginning of the kitchen moving process. And, it is the most important. You have to do it the right way if you want successful delivery of your kitchen items. You need to sort your items, to select those you want to remove and leave behind. This will simplify your move a lot. Go through every cupboard and drawer and be very selective. You should only bring items you need for sure. Other items you should sell, donate or throw away.

Prepare an Essentials Box

Put aside one of moving boxes Boston that you should fill with the essential items you will need for the first days in your new home. This box should include all the necessary things such as dishes, cutlery, food items, coffee maker and toaster, dishtowel, dishcloth, cleaner, soap, etc.

cardboard boxes
Use one or few cardboard boxes to pack your essential items

First, start Packing Items you don’t use Frequently

When it comes time to prepare your kitchen for relocation, start packing items from your drawers and cupboards that you don’t use on a daily basis. In most cases, these items are:

  • Vases, crystal
  • Food storage containers
  • Wine glasses
  • Mixing bowls
  • Small appliances, such as mixers, blenders, etc.
  • Cookbooks
  • Extra dish towels and dishcloths
  • Pictures and wall hangings

Pack Wine and Liquor Unopened Bottles

Wine and liquor bottles should be packed at the beginning of the packing process. Leave only bottles you want to open now, and the rest of them pack in safe and clean cardboard boxes. Think about the bottles such as olive oils, are they worth the cost of moving. Why pay more for relocation costs if you can buy new olive oil.

Wine bottle
Make sure to pack your unopened wine bottles is safe and clean cardboard boxes

Pack Drawers and Shelves

Start packing your messiest drawers. Get rid of the items you won’t use and rest of them pack in boxes.

Pack Dishes

Take your time to ensure your dishes are properly packed and sealed. Make sure not to mix it with other items to avoid damages and crushes. Protect every plate with a wrapping material to ensure safe delivery.

Pack the Pantry

Sort the pantry and keep only items you want to move for sure. Pack spices and then larger items. Don’t move canned goods if you are not moving. They are not worth moving in another case. Check the weight of each item and measure the cost to move it. Make sure to tape any opened food packages to prevent leakages during the transition. Get rid of all perishables.

Don’t forget to sort for a donation while packing

When you start with the packing process, don’t forget to sort the items you want to donate. Go through all your drawers to find things you don’t use at all to donate it. The golden rule is: if you did not use something for six months, you don’t need it. You can arrange a yard sale to sell items you won’t move. You will earn some extra money.

Prepare Appliances for relocation

If you want to prepare your kitchen for relocation properly, you need to pack and prepare all large appliances for the move. You need to prepare them on time, at least 24 hours in advance. If you don’t do it right, you are risking gas leaking, broken parts, and appliances that won’t work.

Kitchen appliances
You need to pack and prepare all your kitchen appliances on time, at least 24 hours in advance.

Don’t overpack your boxes!

The most important in the packing process is not to overpack your boxes. Otherwise, you are risking serious damages on your kitchen stuff. Putting too many items in one box leads to a disaster. Also, you won’t be able to lift it and load into moving truck.

Avoid using newspaper as packing material

The newspaper is cheap packing material but when it comes to packing your kitchen items, avoid using it. They are dirty and you don’t want the dirt on your dishes and glasses. Use some other material to pack and wrap such as packing paper or packing peanuts.

Label every box

Since you have a lot of items in your kitchen, make sure to label each box with the content inside. Labeling makes the move much easier for movers and for unpacking process. You will easier out the stuff into your new kitchen.

Label each cardboard box you want to move with the content inside. If the box contains fragile items, make sure to write it!

Call professionals to help you prepare your kitchen for relocation

If you are not skilled and experienced to pack your kitchen items, you should think about hiring professionals because they know best how to prepare your kitchen for relocation. Moving and storage Boston has services that can cover your moving needs from start to finish. Also, professionals are trained to pack and move your kitchen with success.

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