Moving house is always a stressful process, and packing up each room comes with its own challenges. The kitchen, however, is undoubtedly one of the most difficult rooms for any family to tackle. From the numerous utensils and cutlery items you need to pack up to the issue of packing everything without breaking anything, getting a kitchen ready for moving day requires careful planning. Without it, you could end up with broken dishes, missing pots, and a whole host more problems that add extra stress to the moving process. Thankfully, the planning doesn't have to be tedious. Here's a simple three-step formula you can follow to pack up any kitchen with ease.
1. Work out the essentials
When it comes to moving house, most families tend to think about making the packing process easier. However, that means many people neglect the unpacking process. Thinking about unpacking from the start is sure to make the whole process smoother, and the first step to that is working out which kitchen essentials you'll need in your new home. Each family member will need a set of dishes and cutlery, including a plate, fork, spoon, knife, and cup. On top of that, add a few pans, dish soap, a dish towel, and a sponge to the essentials list. Separating these items before packing everything up will save you a big headache once you arrive at your new home.
2. Prepare the materials
Boxes, tape, void fill (such as packing paper or peanuts) and labels are the main materials you'll need while packing, so make sure you have them to hand in advance. This will eliminate unnecessary breaks in the packing process, which can lead to a lot of confusion. On top of buying these essentials, don't forget that kitchenware is often particularly fragile. To pack everything up safely, make sure you buy some bubble wrap or special boxes for packing up breakable glasses and plates. One tip many people don't know about is that plastic wrap can help keep stacked plates together so they don't roll around or move when your removals service transports them to your new home.
3. Pack by category
Again, the best way to pack efficiently is to think about the unpacking process. When unpacking, no one wants to root through a dozen boxes just to work out where the forks are. Packing in order by category will save you a lot of time and effort later down the line. Try starting from big to small, packing pots and pans in one box, plates and bowls in another, and so on. Once you arrive at your new home, you'll be able to unload everything straight into your cabinets box by box.
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