During home shifting, the kitchen is the place that gets most people the most ‘worked up’ and worried. We shared many tips for home and office shifting in our previous blogs. But this one especially focuses on how to pack your kitchen stuff while doing home shifting?
Whether it’s an anniversary gift or the one you got from a festive sale, the emotions are attached with every dinner sets and cutlery inside the kitchen. Add to that the fact that they are fragile and delicate, and it adds to the whole complexity during home shifting. It’s a time-consuming job, something you just can’t rush through.
Sure, if you have picked good packers and movers company, their professionals can help you get the job done smoothly, but in case if you plan to do it by your own, this blog might be a real help to you.
If you plan in advance, have all the required materials handy, have a weekend to spare, and most importantly – think creatively to re-use and re-invent household items innovatively as packing material and thus save time and money – you can get it all in order satisfactorily, with a little help from your family members.
So here’s a quick run-down on how to tackle the kitchen area when you are shifting home.
Packing your kitchen electronics requires a little tack. Wash and dry them first, and then carefully remove parts like glass bowls and other fragile bits. It’ll help if you can have the user manual handy for quick reference. Tape the parts in the right sequence and order, so that you can re-assemble them easily when you reach your new address. Use bubble wrap to pack the delicate parts and a double layer of newspaper or packing paper for the metallic and plastic portions. If you still have the box they came in, put the main body inside first, and the smaller pieces on top.
Get boxes to pack them. Layer the bottom with bubble wrap, clothes and fabric or packing paper. Remember that you must stack them vertically, not horizontally so that they absorb less shock or impact during travel, and there are fewer chances of breakage. Wrap each individual item in a thin piece of packing paper, and for good measure, insert an additional layer after every three items.
This is perhaps the trickiest part in your household shifting. There will be bottles, cutlery and wine glasses that can break at the slightest impact. You can use a thick layer of bubble wrap for each item. Here’s an insider tip: Use your old sarees, t-shirts, aprons, and rags, and you can save some money.
Packing Pots and Pans
The best way to take care of them is to place them in boxes of various sizes. Try and fit the largest item diagonally (corner to corner) inside the box so that it holds steady in position and can support the other smaller pieces on either side. Place pieces of fabric or cloth after every 2 or 3 items to minimize gaps and movement. Protect glass portions with packing paper and place them in the gaps in-between so that they hold steady.
Packing Materials To Ease The Packing Process
Right packing materials are the real savior during the packing process while relocating your home. The first thing you should do, therefore, is getting the appropriate packing materials ready and handy – in sufficient quantities and well in advance. If you are purchasing them, buy in bulk so that you get a discount. However, there is stuff already existing in the home that you can creatively use for packing too and thus save money.
What Packing Materials Do You Need?
In general, packing materials you will need are tape, gum, scissors, rope, household clothes & fabric (such as old rags, towels, socks, t-shirts & tops), newspaper, packing paper, Styrofoam, bubble-wrap, straws & hay, buckets, boxes of all sizes, and the like.
In case you are friends with a local restaurant or eatery, you can ask them for an old professional dish rack – one they are thinking of disposing of and will be happy to offload with you for a small token price.
Household shifting can be a big deal, but not if you get the basics right and organize things with patience. Plan right, seek out constructive advice and think ‘out of the box’ so to speak – and you’ll stay sorted when it comes to packing your dishes and tableware.
Hopefully, these tips will help you in managing packing your kitchen stuff efficiently and causing least or no damage to your stuff.
However, it always helps if you have taken the time out to find the best packers and movers company for the job – as per your requirement and budget. A relocation outfit that is professional and puts the convenience of their customers first, will be happy to step outside their strict boundaries and help you out with tips, advice and maybe even materials, to ease the burden from your shoulders.
And heading on over to your new kitchen.
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