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A Guide to Packing Kitchen Essentials

When moving to a new home, the kitchen is one of the hardest rooms to pack. With every drawer and cupboard filled with a ton of little utensils and other items, you might find yourself exhausted even before you start. Fortunately, All My Sons Moving & Storage Austin is not only a local moving company but also offers professional packing services in Austin for anyone who is moving and is dreading packing every single fork and spoon. Even though we offer complete packing services to help with moving your belongings, we have put together a short guide to packing kitchen essentials that you should keep in mind to make sure that you have the most used items handy.

How to Pack Kitchen Items 101

When it comes to packing kitchen essentials, our Pflugerville movers recommend creating a kitchen essentials box. Take into consideration everything that you'll need daily and put them together. In it, make sure to put everything you'll need the first few days in your new home. This includes items such as dish soap, towels, an all-purpose kitchen knife, and more. Don't forget to also pack a plate, a knife, a fork, a spoon, and a mug for each member of your family. A helpful tip from our Round Rock packers is to wrap your glasses and plates in bubble wrap to ensure their safety during the move.

Your garbage bags should always be one of the first things you pack when packing kitchen essentials. You certainly don't want trash to be all over your new house due to forgetting to pack the trash bags in an easily accessible box. 

Packing Small Appliances 

When packing kitchen essentials, be sure to consider small appliances that may be more fragile than others. Small appliances, such as a coffee maker and a toaster, are also essential for the first few days in your new home. Put them in a separate box and make sure to mark it clearly, so that you can easily find it when you need those appliances. Use an appropriate amount of packing paper and bubble wrap to ensure its safety when traveling to your new home, filling any gaps in the boxes that may result in items shifting during transport.

Depending on what your family needs the most, you might also want to transport your microwave as part of your kitchen essentials so that you are able to warm up and prepare some food once you are at your new home.

Packing Pots & Pans Like a Pro 

Our professional Austin residential movers advise that you make sure to include two pots and pans in your kitchen essentials boxes so you can boil water and prepare basic meals in your new home. We recommend stacking pots with smaller ones nestled inside larger pots with packing paper or bubble wrap in between each pot. Dish towels make the perfect filler for any leftover gaps found in the box. 


When packing kitchen essentials separate the items used more often from other items when packing. An extremely helpful tip shared by our licensed Hyde Park, TX, movers is to sort your kitchen items when packing and to declutter any unwanted items. Instead of simply going around putting together your essentials in a box, start by separating everything in separate categories. Make sure to separate rarely used items from the kitchen utensils you use on a daily basis and the items that are no longer needed. This will help you in the overall process of packing your kitchen; you might even decide to only pack the essentials and ditch or donate the items you rarely use. 


Skip on packing and unpacking altogether by investing in packing services and a full-service move with All My Sons Moving & Storage of Austin, Texas. We provide exceptional customer service to all our clients and aim to provide a seamless moving experience. Let us handle all the heavy lifting and packing so you can spend more time exploring all the wonderful things your new Texas neighborhood has to offer. 

Be sure to call one of our friendly representatives today to receive your free, no-obligation quote! 

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