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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 couple with moving your belongings, there is a short guide to packing kitchen essentials that you should keep in mind to make sure that you have the most used items handy.


  1. Consider Everything You'll Need on a Daily Basis The first thing you should do when packing your kitchen is to create a kitchen essentials box. 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, knife, a fork, spoon and a mug for each member of your family. A helpful tip from the packing service in Austin, All My Sons, is to wrap your glasses and plates in bubble wrap to ensure their safety during the moving.
  2. Consider Your Small Appliances 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 are able to easily find it when you need those appliances. 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.
  3. Pots, Pans and Garbage Bags 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. Professional packing services in Austin will also 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.


  4. Separate Your Essentials from Other Items when Packing An extremely helpful tip shared by All My Sons, is to sort your kitchen items when packing. Instead of simply going around putting your essentials in a box, start by separating everything in two categories. Make sure to separate rarely used items from the kitchen utensils you use on a daily basis. 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 of Austin, Texas.