Your kitchen is usually unique room to pack and because of that a lot of care and concern are required when it comes to packing up your kitchen for your upcoming move. The reason so much care is required when packing up your kitchen is because of the amount of glass and fragile items that tend to be found in the kitchen. Also, when packing up your kitchen, you want to make sure that old memorabilia or antique pieces of tea cup set makes it to your new home alive. While care is required for fragile items, you also need to consider to take care the wide variety and number of other items that can be found in your kitchen from canned goods, to spatulas, to oven mitts. Because of wide range of different items of all size and shapes you need to be careful and wide thinking when packing up your kitchen.
Bellow is a Intermove tips on how to get by when packing your kitchen without any skratch. Remember the key is to be patient and careful and you will not have problem when you conduct of that seemingly difficult task.
You will need supplies!
Before you can dare to pack your kitchen up it is important to gather packing supplies. Intermove will note for you some supplies that is essential for that task such is packing paper, lot of tape, china cartons, 5 cubes, 2 cubes. China cartons are specially made for glass and fragile items. They are double walled (Extra thick) which will better protect your fragile items. 5 cubes are larger boxes that are able to house more, and 2 cubes are small boxes meant for books and smaller miscellaneous items.
It is crucial that you make sure that you leave enough time for yourselfe. While professional packers can get many kitchens done in a matter of hours, you will likely need more time. Rushing as you pack up your kitchen, can cause not only stress, but also mistakes and in turn damage, so be careful and you will, at the end, enjoy while you pack up your kitchen.
Also, note that prior of putting any items in the boxes you will want to make sure that you line the bottom of your carton with paper or “crush”. For that purpose you should crumple up a few sheets to create a shock absorption layer at the bottom of the box. Items can shift in the carton during transportation, and this will help ensure that nothing breaks and fall.
Tips for packing plates and earthenware!
When it comes to plates they are best packed on their ends. Make sure to wrap each plate in a sheet of paper to prevent scratches from rubbing. When packing up your kitchen, it it important to line the plates up vertically in the carton box. Have them standing next to each other and when you fill the bottom of the box then build on top of it in the same manner. Do the same for any small saucers or small plates. Once you finish a who layer of plates, fill the carton with more crush papers and start another layer, until you’re done, or the box is full. The same principle goes for large plates or large bowls.Thet way you dishes will be safe. Also it is important that you label your boxes with delicate dishes with the sticker “Fragile” or just write that word with the visible marker.
Tips for packing glasses!
When you are packing glasses be sure to wrap each glass in wrapping paper. This will prevent any rubbing or chips that can result from shifting around in transport. When packing up your kitchen, stack the glasses in the carton standing up and build your packing on top of it. Glasses on their side are not very strong and can easily crack or break so in this packing fashion they will be secure. Always label the boxes of glasses with sticker “Frafile” or just write fragile on the box with the marker.
Tips for packing silverware!
Silverware often comes in a plastic tray which allows you to keep all the utensils separate. Simply take a few pieces of paper and tape them overtop the tray. This will keep the silverware from spilling out and creating a mess for you to sort through when you get to your destination. And when your silverware comes without plastic tray you can pack them accordingly when you pack several pieces in one wrapping paper and then repeat that process until you pack everything.
Tips for packing pots and pans!
Pots and pans should be packed in a larger box. Because pots and pans typically aren’t too heavy, you can put more of them into a larger box. When packing up your kitchen, be sure to wrap each pot individually in paper to avoid any scratches to the pots and pans. The pots can be placed in the box on their bottoms as they are more stable that way. And, in that way you can put smaller piece in the bigger ones and save space in that way. Pans can be placed in the box vertically, the same way you pack your plates.
Tips for packing plastic containers and tupperware!
Plastic items are much easier to pack, and the same principle applies to Tupperware as pots and pans. Due to the fact that they are quite light, you can pack Tupperware in larger boxes if you have a lot of it. In the name of efficiency, you can place containers inside one another and wrap them as a bundle and you will be secure that they are ok packed in the box.
Tips for packing small appliances!
Small appliances, they can be placed in a larger box, or in the original box, should you still have it. The reason that they can fit into a larger box, is because you typically cannot fit more than a few into a carton. Each appliance should be wrapped in paper, and also taped to ensure that the paper doesn’t fall off. This will help avoid scratches and rubbing against other items. Also, note “Fragile” on the boxes of appliances. And, it is usually a good practise that you made a list with the serial number and number of boxes in your inventory list so that you can be sure about location of your appliances.
Tips for packing cookbooks!
For any books commonly found in the kitchen, pack them into smaller boxes. Boxes of books can easily become quite heavy. When packing up your kitchen, wrap each book in paper, to be sure that they don’t rub or are torn during the transportation in your upcoming relocation..
Tips for packing canned food!
It is practise that canned items should be packed in a smaller box because the overall weight of a group of canned goods can add up weight quite quickly. When packing up your kitchen, group cans together and wrap them in paper. Any glass containers should be wrapped up individually and should be packed with your other fragile items. For cartons that contain any glass containers, make sure to write that on the box, so that whoever is carrying it knows what is in the carton, and can load the carton accordingly.It is essential that you don,t pack too much canned food in one box regardless of the size of the box. Don,t make harder for you to carry your items. You will be thankful for that advice, belive Intermove Bosnia.
Your kitchen will certainly be one of the more time-consuming rooms to pack. Mainly because of all the items that need to be individually packed, due to their fragility, and in order to keep them from chipping or scratching. It is important to note that you can use other miscellaneous items around your kitchen to pack around or fill in your box. For instance, oven mitts, aprons, or dish towels can be great items to fill up cartons, or to tighten the box up. Be creative when it comes to arrange your items for packing If you run out of those items for tighten the box up, paper will also be good for that job. Make sure to use your discretion when you’re packing
While some people enjoy the challenge, or want to pack their own kitchen, others may not want that, and in that case if you want some help with your packing, give us a call and you will be in the good and professional hands, Intermove hands.. Whether you’re looking to have everything packed, or just the breakables, Intermove Bosnia can help you out. Make sure to give us a call to see how we can help you with your packing requirements!
Stay safe and keep on moving!