Quick Guide on Packing the Kitchen Before You Move
Ah yes, moving day. It’s a day that you both nervously anticipate and dread. After all, who loves to pack a house full of knick-knacks, furniture, and dishes, among other items? All of this is time consuming largely because it must be done with a great degree of care. Attention to detail is also of prime importance. If packing is not done correctly or if it is hurried, the result can be damaged and broken items. This will be of immense pain to the owner, especially if the damaged and/or broken items were priceless or family heirlooms. So, what are you to do? Well, you could hire professional Glendale Movers or learn about doing it safely on your own.
For best results, take the time to look for the original boxes that your appliances came in, then pack them in these boxes. You can use medium-sized packing boxes if this is impossible to do. However, you’ll have to be creative. For starters, only pack appliances that are completely clean and thoroughly dry. Be sure to remove smaller parts and breakable items. You’ll have an easier time doing all of this if you tape the owner’s manual to the packing box and use that as a reference. Of course, you’ll have to wrap breakable parts/items in bubble wrap to protect them as much as possible. You should also double up layers of thick newspaper or wrapping paper when wrapping metal and plastic pieces. This will add extra insulation that will protect them. Since appliances are heavy, they should be packed first with the carefully wrapped smaller (and more fragile) accessories placed on top.
For best results use double layers of bubble wrap or packing paper to insulate the bottom of the packing box. Wrap your dining sets individually in one layer of wrapping paper and then stack them on top of each other ensuring that the sturdier and bigger items are on the bottom and that the fragile and smaller items are on top. Make sure that one layer of bubble wrap is placed between every three items. Be sure to wrap very fragile items like wine glasses and china individually in thick and soft items like t-shirts or towels. This will insulate them from any trauma that the moving process can subject them to.
Place spoons in one group, forks in another, and so on. Then wrap a rubber band or piece of strong and sturdy string around each group. Put all of these groups in a large shoebox and seal the lid shut with strong packing tape.
Pots and pans
Put your biggest pan in a box so that it makes an isosceles triangle with relation to the sides of the box. Then try to close the box. If you are successful, you have found a large enough then stack your pots and pans in the box in ascending order. Be sure to tightly wrap glass lids in at least one layer of thick and strong wrapping paper. Then place them under the handles of the pans. This will insulate them against any trauma that moving may create and will keep them from cracking and/or breaking in the moving process.
Packing food and other items
The secret to packing the items in your pantry well is to store unexpired cans of food in a tote bag which you can always easily store in your car. Wrap miscellaneous items in a single layer of strong and thick wrapping paper. This will save you money in terms of packing.