Ultimate Guide to Packing Your Kitchen for Moving

Moving can challenging, especially when it comes to packing up your kitchen. With so many fragile items and awkwardly shaped utensils, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, with the right tips and tricks, packing up your kitchen can be a breeze. In this blog post, we’ll provide you with helpful tips on how to pack your kitchen for a move with Blue Bins.

Start by Decluttering

Before you start packing your moving boxes, it’s important to declutter your kitchen. This means getting rid of any items you no longer need or use. Go through your cabinets, drawers, and pantry and decide what to keep, donate, or throw away. This will not only make packing easier, but it will also save you time and money on moving expenses.

Gather Packing Supplies

Once you’ve decluttered your kitchen, it’s time to gather your packing supplies. You’ll need sturdy moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and labels, all available from Blue Bins.

Pack Non-Essential Items First

Start by packing non-essential items into your moving boxes that you won’t need until after you’ve moved, such as seasonal dishes, serving platters, and cookbooks. Wrap these items in bubble wrap or packing paper and place them in a box labeled “non-essential”.

Pack Dishes Carefully

When packing dishes, it’s important to pack them carefully to avoid breakage. Start by wrapping each dish in bubble wrap or packing paper, then place them in a moving box lined with packing paper. Use packing paper or bubble wrap to fill any gaps in the box to prevent the dishes from moving during transport.

Pack Glassware Separately

Glassware should be packed separately from dishes, as they are more fragile. Wrap each glass in bubble wrap and place them upright in a moving box. Use packing paper or bubble wrap to fill any gaps in the box.

Pack Pots and Pans Efficiently

Pots and pans can take up a lot of space, so it’s important to pack them efficiently. Stack pots and pans of similar size together, placing a layer of packing paper or bubble wrap between each one. Then, wrap the entire stack in packing paper or bubble wrap and place it in your Blue Bins moving box.

Label Moving Boxes Clearly

As you pack each of your moving boxes, make sure to label it clearly with its contents. This will make it easier to unpack later on.

Pack Utensils in a Drawer Organizer

Utensils can be tricky to pack, but using a drawer organizer can make it easier. Place the organizer in a box and fill any gaps with packing paper. This will keep the utensils organized and prevent them from getting tangled.

Pack Small Appliances in Their Original Boxes

If you still have the original boxes for your small appliances, use them to pack the appliances for your move. If you don’t have the original boxes, wrap the appliances in bubble wrap or packing paper and place them in a plastic moving box from Blue Bins with packing paper to fill any gaps.

Take Inventory

Finally, take inventory of all the items you’ve packed. Make a list of the contents of each moving box and keep it with you during the move. This will help you keep track of your belongings and ensure that nothing gets lost or damaged during transport.

Move Your Kitchen with Blue Bins

Packing up your kitchen for a move doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. By following these helpful tips and working with us, you can pack your kitchen efficiently and safely. Request a quote from our team today for moving boxes and more!