Packing your kitchen is probably one of the most dreadful tasks to do before relocation. Even though I generally enjoy packing and organizing, I just had no idea when it came to kitchen packing. With guiding my husband all along while packing the rest of the house, somehow, he found me sitting amidst all the storage jars on the kitchen floor, clueless. And just when I was caught in this mess, the doorbell rang and lo behold! It was my mother! Aren’t they a blessing to us? They just know everything. She helped me pack the kitchen in just a matter of hours and we did later enjoy a nice cup of tea. Here are some tips that my mother told me and it could be useful to you guys too.
Just like any other space in the house, getting organized in the kitchen is equally important. Moving is a blessing in disguise to edit down your belongings and lighten your load. Take a moment to separate the items that don’t serve a purpose to you anymore. Pull out all the unused appliances that have been packed and kept aside for a while now (in my case some of the appliances gifted for our wedding, were the same versions.) If you are sure of not using them, then donate it as a charity or give them away to your maidservants or cooks.
Prepare an essentials box
This would be the last box to pack before wrapping up your kitchen. And the first one to open at your new house. It’s a good practice to set aside the essentials while going through your cupboards that you would require the first few days at your new kitchen. Label the box as “Kitchen Essentials-#1” to identify it from the rest of the boxes. This should help you provide small meals and help you clean up as well. Here are some of the things you can add to this box:
- Cleaning supplies (unopened or new ones).
- Instant or ready to eat packs.
- Salt, sugar, tea bags, and Coffee powder packs.
- Cutlery and a set of tableware.
- An emergency kit including flashlights.
Rule of thumb for packing the essentials box is to list out the items you need for at least a 24 to 48-hour frame window. Even if you haven’t started packing the essentials yet, it’s never too late to prepare a list of the same
Collect the right packing materials
To include the list of items mentioned above, always ensure you have the right packing materials. Always remember to pack in the manner of Russian Dolls. Saves space and holds your items intact. A little ingenuity in packing and following a few tricks will save you space and boxes. Boxigo, professional packers and movers, on the other hand, has plenty of packaging supplies for you to choose from.
Pack the items that are not frequently used
This would include your pots and pans, appliances, pantry, wine, and unopened bottles, cookbooks, and much more. As a bonus tip, apart from your dairy, cereals, and flours (all in small quantities, presumably for a day’s requirement), do pack the rest of the pantry. To know more about packing fragile items, please give a read on Fragile packing.
It is highly recommended that you remain indoors during this pandemic for your safety. If inevitable, do read moving during Covid-19 pandemic for tips.
I hope these tips help y’all in packing your kitchen efficiently. Let the fun begin!