How to Pack Your Kitchen
For your move to Connecticut, you’re going to be packing up everything but the kitchen sink—unless you really want that sink, that is! All jokes aside, you need to pack-up the kitchen at some point. Here are a few pointers to make that process a bit simpler.
Organize and Sort Through Everything
Organize your entire kitchen. Spices here, silverware there, dishware over there—the whole nine yards. When everything’s organized, you should then sort through it all, making piles for items you want to keep and items you’re okay with ridding yourself of. Not everything has to come with you for the move. The hardest part may be getting rid of things, and that’s only natural. But you can do it!
Prepare Your Packing Materials
You’ll want to get yourself the following:
Heavy Duty Boxes (ranging sizes)
Cell Kits (AKA Partition Kits for glassware)
Markers and Labels
Pack an “Essentials Box”
This should speak for itself. In the essentials box, you should pack what you absolutely must have ready to go at any time you need during your move to Connecticut. Food, flatware, cups, coffee maker, dishes, dish soap and a sponge, a dishtowel, and so on. This is the stuff you’ll need for the first day or few days in your new home before everything else gets unpacked.
Pack Items You Don’t Frequently Use
These are, obviously, going to be the items you don’t use on a day-to-day basis. Whether those may be wine glasses, mixing bowls, baking sheets, the blender, toaster oven, cocktail shaker, and all that fun stuff.
Pack-Up the Dishes, Pots, and Pans
Get your cell (partition) boxes prepared for glasses and stemware. Professional movers and packers in Connecticut recommend that you do not rush this—ensure that these your glasses are packed well to avoid breakage. This could mean wrapping each glass with packing paper or newsprint. Then come the plates, bowls, and other dishes. Between each dish, you’ll at least want to place one foam sheet to avoid any slippage or breakage. You may take the extra step and wrap a stack of dishes (or each dish, if you’re that meticulous) with bubble wrap or packing paper. With the packing paper, fill empty spaces in your box to prevent movement within the box, which may result in breakage of your dishes.
The Pantry is Next
In the pantry box, you’ll want to start off with your spices, working your way up to the larger items. Generally speaking, it may not be worth moving canned goods, due to their weight. With a moving company in Connecticut, weight can mean quite a bit. A box of canned goods can drive your price up a bit. But, if you plan on moving the canned goods yourself, feel free to pack a box full of them! Be sure to also tape-up any opened packages of food, toss the perishables and freezer items into the trash if you’re not going to finish them before the move.
Prep Your Appliances
This should be done at least 24 hours prior to moving day, as improper preparation could result in damage, gas leaks, or electrical issues. It may be best to allow your mover to take care of the appliances for you, or, better yet, a professional moving company that works with appliances daily.
That’s about all you need to know! Pretty simple, right? You can pack your kitchen no problem. But if you could some packing services in Connecticut, do not hesitate to give All My Sons Moving & Storage a call! We can get you packing supplies, help you pack, give you a hand moving, whether it’s partial or full service moving you need, local moving or long-distance. We’ll even move your car(s)! Call now for a free, no-obligation quote at (361) 867-3207 and make your move to Connecticut a breeze!