Moving Tips: How To Pack Your Kitchen Items Properly Published at 15 June, 2021 - 11:20 am by Extraspace One of the most complex spaces in a home to organize and pack when moving to a new place is the kitchen. There are various types of equipment in the room, and they need to be prepared using different techniques. Some items also need to be sorted and sent to storage facilities if they are rarely used. All of this can be challenging if one goes in blind; therefore, in this blog, we will explore some tips for packing kitchen items. Get the packing supplies early. A person will have a rough idea of what is in their kitchen, so they need to purchase packing essentials based on that information. If there are electronic items, they will need anti-static bubble wrap to reduce the risk of flammability. They will also need many cardboard boxes, markers, a labeling machine if possible, otherwise tags. Heavy-duty tapes will also be vital to securing items properly and stop any spillage. By purchasing the packing supplies early, it will be possible for an individual to complete smoothly organizing their kitchen. They will not have to waste time trying to buy each of them later on when needed. Organize the kitchen Once all the packing supplies are on hand, a person has to organize their kitchen. Remove all the items section by section and sort them into piles based on the item type and if they are being packed together. Before piling them into cardboard boxes, make sure to research how they need to be secured. Knives and other sharp objects will need to be covered by a cloth and then bubble wrapped or covered using cellophane to ensure they are safe to handle. Fragile things will need a combination of packing peanuts and large pieces of styrofoam or inflatable airbags to reduce the risk of damage. Label all the boxes and keep a record of the contents The best way to reduce unnecessary stress when finding things after moving is to label the packages based on their contents. If multiple boxes contain similar items, a person should also number them to avoid confusion. If an individual is willing, they could go a step ahead, print out two documents containing a list of all the items within a box, and then paste one outside of the container and keep the other in a file. By doing this, a person can quickly retrieve items as required. It is instrumental when a person keeps objects in self-storage units. Items are usually packed carefully when sent for storage. By knowing which boxes to open, a person will not have to disarrange the contents of all the containers. The unit can also be kept neat and tidy. The kitchen is not difficult to organize and sort through if one knows what they need to do. Researching how to pack effectively and following the correct techniques is the best way to avoid running into issues. If one still finds this challenging, they can hire experienced movers to help with the packing and transportation.