When moving day arrives and you have to pack up all your belongings, the kitchen is one of the most challenging spaces, as it has numerous irregular objects that can be fragile, such as glassware, cups, plates and crockery in general, as well as electrical appliances such as blenders, toasters, ovens, etc.
For this reason, here are a series of practical ideas so that you can pack your kitchen like a pro.
Be organised and classify the objects in the
Before you start packing, take the time to organise all the objects that exist in your kitchen, and separate out what you no longer use or is in bad condition, so that you don’t have to carry extra things. This is the ideal time to clear out unnecessary items, or items you don’t like anymore, if you don’t want to throw them away, you can pack them up and donate them.
The latter can be a stressful situation, as when you see an item that you have never used, you may be tempted to put it away again in case you need it one day. However, from experience we know that if you have an item for more than 2 years without using it, chances are you won’t use it in the future either, so get rid of it.
Find the right packaging materials
This aspect is very important, as you should avoid packing objects in just any box. For this type of activity, there are boxes that have been designed to withstand shocks and continuous movement. Look for boxes of different sizes that are strong and easy to assemble, as well as plastic tape, scissors, a marker, wrapping paper and bubble wrap.
Set aside some items for last minute use
By this we mean that you should not pack everything in the kitchen, it is always a good idea to leave some utensils that you can use at the last minute, for example, some forks, spoons and plates to serve a meal before the move. Also, make sure you have some cloths, soap or cleaning products on hand.
Pack items by category
This will prove invaluable when it comes to unpacking items in your new home, because if you pack all your items by category, you will be able to arrange them in the new kitchen more easily. For this reason, place all glasses and cups together, pots and pans in one box, and forks, knives and utensils separately.
Take an inventory and identify the boxes
As you are packing, make a list of all the items you have and list what each box contains. You can use a marker to assign a number to the boxes and write down what is inside them. This will be very useful to keep better control of your belongings during the move.
Use wrapping paper to protect delicate objects.
As we all know, the kitchen is full of delicate objects made of glass, ceramic or crystal, as well as electronic items that need to be protected, so it is very important that you use wrapping paper or bubble wrap to protect them properly, so that they do not get damaged during transportation.
Take your time
Finally, it is important that you take your time and start sorting, tidying and packing the kitchen several days before the move.