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How to Pack Pots and Pans for a Move

You never know how much stuff you have accumulated until you have to box up all your belongings when you’re getting ready to move – packing is everyone’s least favorite part of moving. There are ways to make your packing experience a little less tedious and it just requires a bit of organization and some Tetris practice. The kitchen is probably one of the trickiest rooms to pack up with cookware in all different shapes and sizes as well as fragile glassware and dish sets. Learn the proper way of packing pots and pans for a move from the expert Rhode Island movers of All My Sons Moving & Storage.


Preparing Pots & Pans Before Moving

Regardless of the items you are putting away, make sure you use quality packing supplies in Rhode Island such as boxes, of course, as well as bubble wrap, paper, tape, and more. Once you’ve secured your packing materials, follow this guide for easy-peasy kitchen packing.

1. The first thing you’re going to want to do is to wash your pots, pans, and other cookware before the move. You’ll also want to make sure that the appropriate lids are on the pots prior to packing them as well.

2. Start by lining the bottom of the box with a layer of paper or packing peanuts, as our own Rhode Island local movers would suggest, in order to protect your cookware from getting scratched or otherwise damaged. Don’t crumple up the paper too tight so you won’t have to use as much to fill the space.

3. No more than 3 pots or pans should be stacked at a time, nesting the smaller pots and pans into the larger ones to maximize the space in the box. Wrap glass lids in bubble wrap, packing paper, or dish towels and make sure they are in the same box as their corresponding cookware so you don’t end up with a missing lid as you’re unpacking later on.

4. Our Rhode Island residential movers recommend even adding some pantry items in between the pans and to top off the box if there’s still space on top.

5. Because cookware often comes in odd shapes that won’t squarely fit into a box, fill the negative spaces with balled up paper or packing peanuts to keep them from shifting around. Besides packing peanuts and paper, you can also use soft kitchen items such as towels, cleaning cloths, or sponges. This way your pots, pans, and other cookware won’t shift during the move.

6. When you’re done packing kitchen items, seal the boxes with tape and label them properly so you know what’s in them when you unpack later on. Mark the boxes containing delicate and breakable items as “Fragile” so both you and the movers take extra care with them as you load and unload.

Contact All My Sons Moving & Storage Rhode Island when you’re ready to move to your new home. We offer the best packing services in Rhode Island and would love to help you pack your pots and pans for a move!