How to Prepare and Pack Your Kitchen for Moving

With so many kitchen appliances, cutlery, and fragile items in your kitchen, knowing how to pack safely and prepare your kitchen items for moving is very important. In this blog, we will go through some of the most crucial tips and advice to ensure you handle everything safely without looking like a complete amateur!
Planning and organization, as in any move, are very important, so keep your phone handy and follow this guide step by step to ensure you don’t forget any aspect of your move if you want everything to go smoothly.
Get ready, because here we go!
With so many kitchen appliances, cutlery, and fragile items in your kitchen, knowing how to pack safely and prepare your kitchen items for moving is very important. In this blog, we will go through some of the most crucial tips and advice to ensure you handle everything safely without looking like a complete amateur!
Planning and organization, as in any move, are very important, so keep your phone handy and follow this guide step by step to ensure you don’t forget any aspect of your move if you want everything to go smoothly.
Get ready, because here we go!

Step 1: Gather Packing Supplies

Before you start to pack your kitchen items, it’s important to visit a store that offers all the necessary moving supplies. Some of these materials can also be found in regular supermarkets.
You will need the following materials to pack kitchen for moving:
Boxes of various sizes – small, medium, and large boxes. Some of these boxes can be specialty boxes with dividers to pack dishes and fragile items.
Packing paper is used to wrap plates, glasses, and other fragile items. White paper is a better choice than newspaper because it doesn’t leave stains on your dishes and glasses.
Bubble wraps are ideal for protecting fragile and sensitive items. It can also be used to secure electronic devices as an additional layer of protection.
Packing tape is used to seal boxes to ensure that nothing falls out during transport.
Foam sheets provide additional protection for fragile items. They can be purchased as an alternative to bubble wrap and are ideal if available in your store.
Ziplock bags are used to store small items, such as screws or small kitchen utensils like forks, spoons, and similar items.

Step 2: Pack Non-Essential Items First

It would be best to start packing kitchen items you don’t use as often, as this will clear the way for more important items such as special occasion silverware or certain fragile items you save for special occasions.
If you begin packing items you don’t use daily, you certainly won’t regret following this order.
First, pack dishes for special occasions like fine china, holiday dishes, and other tableware you don’t use on a daily basis.
Next, pack baking sheets, muffin tins, and other small items like these. You might even use them daily, but you’ll definitely forget them if you don’t pack them first, creating unnecessary clutter around the house.
Lastly, pack mixers, blenders, microwaves, and other small appliances you have in the kitchen. Focus on items that can fit into medium or large boxes, leaving larger appliances like dishwashers for later or for the moving company if you’ve already booked them.
Following this list will provide you with the right instructions to successfully complete your move and packing without major issues. Remember or write this down, you’ll need it!

Step 3: Pack Fragile Items Carefully

When you reach the final stage of packing, especially when dealing with delicate and fragile items, there’s no need to panic. We have detailed step-by-step instructions on how to navigate through this packing phase.
Glasses
Start by packing each glass individually with packing paper. Place the glass in the center of a sheet of packing paper and fold the corners over, tucking them inside to secure it properly.
You can further wrap them with bubble wrap for additional protection in case of any issues during transportation or loading.
Lastly, pack the glasses upright in boxes with dividers if you have them to prevent them from tipping over.
Plates
For plates, follow these steps: Stack plates of similar sizes on top of each other, separating them with sheets of packing paper or foam sheets.

When packing them in the box, add crumpled paper to fill the gaps between the plates and the box to keep them secure during transport and prevent them from moving.

Ceramics and figurines
Pack ceramics and figurines individually with multiple layers of packing paper or bubble wrap, similar to how you pack glasses. When packing ceramics, you can use the same method as with plates, adding extra crumpled paper to fill any gaps in the box.

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