When it comes to packing for a move, most individuals dread the kitchen, with all of the dishes, appliances, and odds and ends crammed onto shelves. It’s not a chore you can hurry though, since if you don’t pack carefully, you risk finding broken dishes and shattered glasses when unpacking in your new home.
If you still have the boxes and packing for your appliances, utilize them. If not, you’ll need medium-sized packing boxes and a little creativity. Before packing, make sure all of the appliances are clean and dry. Remove any smaller components and delicate goods, such as glass bowls. Locate the owner’s manual and tape it to the front of the appliance for easier assembly later. Finally, to wrap the delicate components, use a double layer of newspaper or packing paper to wrap the metal or plastic pieces. Place the appliance in the box first and then stack the lighter, smaller components on top.
How do I move large appliances?
The best way to move large appliances is to dismantle them and pack them in boxes. This will ensure that they are protected during transit. Speaking of transit, you should always leave the transport of large appliances to professionals like Shift. They make it easier to move your goods without having to cram or damage anything.
Begin with two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper on the box’s bottom. Stack each dinnerware one at a time in the box, laying a thin layer of packing paper on each, and then wrap them together with bubble wrap or paper to ensure they don’t break. Wrap delicate goods such as glasses and coffee mugs individually in T-shirts or tank tops to save money on extra bubble wrap.
A pain to separate during unpacking, loose silverware may harm delicate items in common boxes. To avoid the trouble, begin by categorizing your silverware type. Each variety should be wrapped in a rubber band or a length of a string. Finally, place all of the silverware in a shoebox and seal it with packing tape.
Pots and Pans
To figure out which box is ideal for your pots and pans, place your biggest pan into one both horizontally and diagonally. If you can keep the lid shut, the box will function. Try a larger box if you can’t close the lid securely. Place your pots in the box once you’ve figured out which one fits you best. Wrap glass lids with thin packing paper and place them under the pans’ handles when the boxes are in.
Packing is a wonderful opportunity to clear out your pantry. Sort through the stuff in the pantry and get rid of anything that has passed its expiration date. Food that is edible but you don’t want can be donated to a local food bank. To transport your existing goods to your new home, use tote bags.
Wrap your kitchen utensils and other odds and ends with a single layer of packing paper to save on boxes. Tuck the pieces into your remaining boxes to fill up the last bit of empty space using a medium-sized packing box for heavier things.