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Packing Tips by Room: Kitchen

Moving house can be a stressful experience, especially when it comes to packing up your kitchen. With so many fragile and breakable items, it's important to take extra care when packing your kitchen for a move. Here are some tips to help you pack your kitchen efficiently and safely.

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1. Sort through your kitchen items

The first step in packing your kitchen is to sort through your items and identify what you will need in your new home. Start by going through your cabinets, drawers, and pantry and getting rid of anything that is expired or no longer needed. This will make it easier to pack and unpack your kitchen items once you arrive at your new home.

2. Gather your packing supplies

Before you start packing, make sure you have all the necessary packing supplies. You will need sturdy boxes in various sizes, packing paper or bubble wrap, packing tape, and a marker for labelling boxes.

3. Pack fragile items with care

The kitchen is full of fragile items, such as dishes, glasses, and stemware. To pack these items safely, start by wrapping each piece individually in packing paper or bubble wrap. Make sure to fill any empty space in the box with packing paper or bubble wrap to prevent the items from shifting during transit. Label the box clearly as fragile to alert movers or yourself to handle the box with care.

4. Protect appliances

Small appliances, such as blenders or coffee makers, should be packed in their original boxes if possible. If the original box is not available, wrap the appliance in bubble wrap and pack it in a sturdy box with packing paper for extra padding.

5. Label boxes clearly

Label each box with the contents and the room the items belong in. This will make it easier to unpack your kitchen items once you arrive at your new home. Consider colour-coding your boxes for each room to make the unpacking process even easier.

6. Pack pantry items carefully

Dry pantry items can be packed in sturdy boxes but be sure to label them clearly to avoid confusion. For canned goods, consider packing them in smaller boxes to make them easier to move.

Packing a kitchen for a move can be a time-consuming process, but by following these tips, you can make sure your items arrive safely at your new home. Remember to take extra care with fragile items and label each box clearly to make the unpacking process easier. With a little planning and preparation, your move can be a stress-free experience.

Contact Vale Clearances to find out how we can help with packing; with a dedicated team of professional packers, high-quality packing materials and a diss-assembly and re-assembly service.

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