Essential supply list when packing a kitchen

So it’s moving time and although most of us put it off for as long as we can, eventually we have to start packing up everything so that we are ready for the big day. One of the most difficult and time consuming rooms to pack is definitely the kitchen. It can be quite daunting when we open up them cupboards and are faced with an array of glasses, bowls, plates and your best china, all of which you now have to pack safely and securely into boxes for your big move but with the right supplies, it can be a breeze. Whether you’re moving into a new home or just rearranging your kitchen, having the essential supply kit list will make the process much smoother. Here’s a list of the essential items you’ll need to pack up your kitchen:

Essential supply list when packing a kitchen


1 – Dish Pack Boxes – Dish pack boxes are very similar to your standard moving boxes only they are much thicker which in turn offers much more protection for your breakables. Having these thicker boxes may cost a little more per box but it will mean that when your boxes are squeezed into a moving truck or other boxes set on top of them your fragile items inside will have a much better chance of staying safe. Buy Here


2 – Unprinted Packing Paper – As a mover myself, the number one piece of advice I would give someone when packing breakables is when in doubt use more paper. Although we do recommend using form pockets and dividers also, in my opinion those items should always be accompanied by having packing paper around them. Packing paper not only adds another level of protection when wrapped around your items but it should also be used to fill in any little gaps between your items which will hold them all in place during the move. Buy Here


3 – Foam Pouches – When packing up all those tricky plates, cups and glasses, foam pouches offer an initial quick and easy way to get the first level of protection around your fragile items. As mentioned above I personally feel that one their own they don’t offer a good enough level of protection and should be used in conjunction with packing paper around them. Combining the two will leave you with a great level of protection around each item. Buy Here


4 – Glass Divider Kits – In my opinion, anyone who is not comfortable simply wrapping all their fragile items in packing paper then these dividers are an absolute must. They fit perfectly into all standard size moving boxes and make packing your stemware, wine, glass bottles and glasses and absolute breeze. Simply place the dividers into your boxes and place your fragile items into the slots, it’s that simple. If you like you can always choose to put a layer of paper on the bottom of the boxes and some paper around the tops for extra protection but that is completely optional. Buy Here



5 – Packing Tape – Now I know what you’re thinking, packing tape! Isn’t this obvious? Well as a mover with over 15 years experience I can assure you that unfortunately not everyone realizes that they need to tape their boxes.  Please, please, please do not fold the tops and bottoms of your boxes. If you do this the folds will simply give out under pressure and everything will fall out of the boxes. Always be sure to securely tape the top and bottoms of all your boxes to help keep everything safe. Buy Here


6 – Kitchen Box Labels – Although it’s possible to simply write kitchen on each box. Using clean, crisp, clear and bold printed color coded labels will take the  guess work out of what any messy markers say. What we really like about these is that it makes it so clear for your movers as to where the boxes should go, so you wont have to being moving wrongly placed boxes around your home after the move. Buy Here


7 – Ziploc bags –  Ziploc bags are great for packing up small items like silverware and cooking utensils. They will keep your items organized and make them easy to find when you’re unpacking. Buy Here


8 – Permanent markers – You’ll need a few permanent markers to label your boxes. Labeling your boxes will make it easier to find specific items when you’re unpacking. Buy Here


9 – Moving blankets –  If you have larger kitchen items like appliances or furniture, you may want to use moving blankets to protect them during the move. Moving blankets can be purchased from a moving company or a home improvement store. Buy Here


10 – Bubble wrap –  In addition to packing paper, you may want to use bubble wrap to add an extra layer of protection to your fragile items. You can purchase bubble wrap from a moving company or a home improvement store. Buy Here


Packing up a kitchen can be a lot of work, but with the right supplies, it can be much easier. By using this essential supply kit list, you’ll be able to pack up your kitchen quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to cooking and entertaining in your new space.

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