Advice on packing your kitchen when moving house

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Hello, my name is Pippa. Welcome to my blog. Earlier this year, we decided to move to a bigger home. Our house was bursting at the seams with three kids and a handful of pets so we decided to move to a bigger property further out of town. To be honest, I didn’t think that the moving process would take much effort on our part, but I forgot just how much stuff we have. I also wanted to make unpacking as smooth as possible so we knew exactly where everything was and weren’t living out of boxes for weeks. While we got some useful packing advice and help from our removalists, my husband and I also put together a packing plan that suited us and the kids. I started this website to jot down some of our ideas and tips — hope it helps you pack effectively for your move!

Advice on packing your kitchen when moving house

3 November 2015
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The hardest room in the house to pack is usually the kitchen. There are so many drawers, cupboards and appliances that come in all different shapes and sizes. There are many cheap removalists, such as Melbourne Cheap Suburb Removal, out there that will help you transport all of your belongings to your next house, but most people prefer to pack up their kitchen themselves before removal. Here are some tips that will help you along the way to pack up your kitchen.

Sort and select

Your first port of call is determining which items and appliances you want to bring with you to the new house, and which things you are happy to leave behind or get rid of. Make a list of all the items you plan to get rid of. This step ensures that everyone is clear on what needs to be packed. Determine what you are going to do with the items you no longer need. You could sell them, donate them to charity, give them to a friend or family member or simply throw them away. You should take one cupboard at a time, completely clearing it out before moving onto the next one. You do not need to keep everything; if you haven't used something in years, it will most likely be gathering dust in your new house.

Separate the essentials

Anything that you will need in your first few days in the new house you should put in a separate box. This allows you to quickly locate it and saves you from rooting through each and every box. Essentials include soap, dishes, cutlery, appliances, food, towels, cleaning products and cloths.

Keep together infrequently used items

For those things that you wish to bring to your new house but do not use on a regular basis, you should pack them into the same boxes. These types of items include decorative glasses, special dishware, crystal, small food appliances, special utensils and cookbooks.

Carefully pack your unopened bottles

Packing away your selections of wines and other liquor bottles first can free up a lot of space. Separate those bottles you plan to use in the near future from those which can be stored away. Other glass bottles that contain food items such as oils can be packed away at the same time. Make sure that they are all sufficiently packaged and are shock absorbent.

Prepare appliances

While you can leave the bulkier appliances for the removalists to pack, you can prepare them in advance by safely disconnecting them and securing all of the moving pieces at least 24 hours before they are packaged.