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How to pack your kitchen like a pro

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You are sitting in your kitchen, looking at the open cupboards and drawers. Everything is heaping with content. Looking at the rest of your home, rooms filled with packed and labeled boxes, one might think that you have a move approaching. However, your kitchen tells a different story. It’s not that you are lazy, or super laid back, thinking there is an abundance of time to pack it all. You are rather procrastinating due to worry. Will you be able to pack your kitchen correctly? How would the process of such strive look like? Well, you needn’t worry anymore. With the few simple tips that follow in the text below, you will be able to pack your kitchen like a pro in no time!

Let us start with appliances

If you are one of those super responsible people who keep the original packages of every purchase, we deem you worthy of praise. Well done! Well done, indeed. You are already one step closer to pack your kitchen like a pro. Do not waste a second more and pack your appliances in their original boxes. Add some packing paper or bubble wrap, if necessary, so as to avoid any shifts and moves during transportation. Make sure that they are bone dry, and that all the fragile items are wrapped individually. It would also be great to tape the owners manual to the front of the appliance for easier assembly later. If you lost track of it, no worries. It will only make the unpacking process that much more fun.

Kitchen appliances on a kitchen counter
After all, how hard can it be to assemble a coffee maker from scratch?

Moving on to dinnerware

Now, this is a bit more tedious work, but it will ensure the safety of your dinnerware. You should start by placing two layers of bubble wrap on packing paper on the bottom of the box. Proceed with wrapping each piece of dinnerware with great care and a thin layer of packing paper. Stack them one at a time in the box, placing an additional layer of bubble wrap in between every three dishes, ever so generously.

As for those extremely fragile items, such as wine glasses and delicate coffee cups, you ought to wrap them individually. In order to reduce your moving costs even a bit, wrap those items with T-shirts or tank tops. No need to go all out with the bubble wrap, however fun the popping later might be.

And what about the silverware?

Want to have a nightmarish experience when unpacking your boxes? Let your silverware be loose in a box with fragile items. Of course, if you want to avoid such a scenario, there is a way. Sort your silverware according to type, and wrap each with a rubber band or a piece of string. You would then place all of the silverware in a shoebox. Tape it closed with packing tape, and be sure to label it.

Silverware wrapped with a red ribbon
Do you know what is not a nice sight? A fork sticking through your box with fragile china. Make sure it doesn’t come to that.

Pots and pans should follow

Packing pots and pans will take some trial and error. Take your biggest pan and place it into the designated box both horizontally and diagonally. Once you come to terms with the fact that it won’t fit, get a bigger box. If you can close the lid securely, you are golden. Stack your pots and place them inside that package. Once all the pots are in, take their glass lids and wrap them with packing paper. Try to find a place for them underneath the handles of the pans. If you are struggling to fit them in, simply get another box.

Finishing with miscellaneous items

Now comes all else that doesn’t have a category worth separating into a single paragraph. We will call these ‘miscellaneous items’. You can choose to save on boxes and wrap these kitchen utensils and other odds and ends with a single layer of packing paper. After you’ve done this, tuck the pieces into other boxes, proven that there is room. The goal here is to fill up every last bit of unused space.

However, if your boxes are filled all the way to the top, we would first advise that you lessen the load of the ones that hold heavy and fragile items. This is done in order to avoid any damage during transportation. In addition, consider using smaller packing boxes for your heavier miscellaneous items. Make sure that they are sturdy, and that you label the box adequately.

A woman holding a damaged box
Overfilling your boxes can damage its contents, as well as the adjacent packages. After all, a few extra boxes will cost you less than new dinnerware, which makes this situation rather avoidable.

If all this seems too complicated to handle on your own, consider packing services Florida. Especially if you are short on time. Apart from doing the job correctly, they will also let you attend to more important matters.

A trick that is a dead giveaway that you know how to pack your kitchen like a pro

Now, this might not be a trick, but rather a super smart action. Allocate one box for the items you will need for the first few days in your new home. Just ask your moving companies Boca Raton. We are positive they are going to say this is a great idea. It will spare you the hassle of looking for what you need in the swarm of unopened boxes. Besides, you won’t have to open a ton of them just for a couple of plates and glasses. And, yes, you can opt for plastic forks and paper plates, but is that worthy of a person such as yourself? After all, you now know how to pack your kitchen like a pro. You deserve to eat and drink out of real dishes after a job well done. Cheers!