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a guide to packing your kitchen
April 15, 2019

Packing Up Your Kitchen: A Guide

Packing up everything you own can be a time-consuming affair, especially when it comes to certain rooms of your home. One room that can pose a problem is the kitchen. There are fragile things to pack, things you’ll need up to the day of your move, and plenty of items tucked away that you’ve probably forgotten about. Fortunately, this guide from the experts at Elite Self Storage for packing up your kitchen could help you make this task much easier.

Have the Proper Materials

Before you pack up your kitchen, you’ll want to make sure that you have the proper supplies. Boxes of all sizes are needed, naturally. Large boxes are perfect for dishrags and other light items. Smaller boxes can be filled with heavier items. Sticking to smaller boxes can ensure that heavier items don’t fall through and get damaged. Naturally, you’ll need tape and protective packaging, like foam peanuts or bubble wrap. Take a little extra time to make sure that your items are protected in transit.

Set Aside Essentials

You want to make sure that you’re not packing up items when you’ll still need them. Take some time to set aside plates, utensils, and cookware that you use all the time. Pack that up last and keep cooking up until the day you have to move. It will save you a headache and it will save you money on takeout!

Also Set Aside Seldom Used Items

At the same time you’re setting aside essential items, take some time to figure out which items you don’t use too often. Maybe that food processor or wok only gets occasional use. These items could be packed up early on, saving you time on your move. If you don’t think you’ll need something in the week or so leading up to the big move, pack it up safely and get it out of the way.

Make a Sell/Donate Pile

When you’re sorting out things you need and stuff that isn’t used all the time, it’s also the perfect time to figure out what you don’t need. A big move can be the ideal time to get rid of things you don’t need. So see what cookware, plates, or glassware you don’t need and see if it has some resale value. If it doesn’t or if you don’t want to go through the hassle of reselling things, you can donate things as well. Instead of lugging stuff you don’t need to your next home, see if they can find a new home where they’ll be more appreciated.

Pack Everything Carefully

Make sure that you’re protecting your stuff from the rigors of moving. Wrap dinnerware in bubble wrap. Put loose silverware together to ensure that it doesn’t get misplaced. Make sure that heavy pots and pans aren’t too condensed in one small box. Taking the extra time to pack properly pays off.

Your Sioux City, IA Moving Experts

If you need the proper packing supplies for your kitchen, visit Elite Self Storage. We have everything you need to make that next move go much more smoothly. We look forward to helping you!