When you’re moving to a new home, the kitchen is one of the rooms that you’ll have to tackle. However, it can be a challenge at times because of all of the appliances and small components that are in the drawers and cabinets. You also have to think about the food in the cabinets, refrigerator, and freezer. Here are some hacks to keep in mind that can make the packing process in your kitchen a bit easier and faster.
Even if you have some inexpensive plates and bowls, you might have a complete set or a few pieces that are breakable. Instead of spending the time wrapping all of the dishes that you have, you can get a pack of foam plates so that you can put a few plates between each one. The same thing can be done for bowls.
Mugs and Cups
You’re probably going to have to pack your socks and other small pieces of clothing, so instead of putting those items in a box, use them to wrap your breakable cups and mugs. All you have to do is put each item inside a sock or two depending on the size of the cup. When you put the cups and mugs in a box, they will have something soft around them to keep them from breaking.
Pots and Pans
Some of the small items from your drawers and cabinets can be packed inside the pots and pans that you have if you have the lids. You can also put smaller pots and pans inside each other, putting the largest lid on top of all of them to keep everything together. You can also wrap plastic around the set so that the lids don’t slide off.
Once you know the day you’re going to move, try not to get more food for your current home. It will only mean more items that you’ll have to pack to take to your new home. Items from the freezer can be packed in a cooler with ice. If the power is on at your new home, then you can put these items in the other freezer as soon as you take the cooler. However, if the power isn’t on yet, then you might need to ask someone to store these items until you’re able to use them. Items from your refrigerator can also be put in a cooler with ice, but they will still need to be put in the new refrigerator as soon as possible. Foods that are in your cabinets can be put in boxes and taken at any time since they are non-perishable. If you’re taking empty containers to your new home, then some of these items can be put in them. You can also put items inside drawers of your dressers.
Any appliances that you’re taking with you should be unplugged a day or two before you begin packing so that you can easily clean them. You also want to remove any bulbs from the inside of the appliances so that they aren’t broken during the move. Remove the shelves from the refrigerator and stove so that they don’t fall out if the door of the appliance opens while you’re moving.
The area under your kitchen sink is likely filled with cleaning items. Make sure the lids are secure and that the spray nozzles are turned to the off position. Grocery bags can be used for cleaning supplies as you can tie the handles to keep the products from leaking until you can get them to your new home and stored away.