How To Prepare Your Kitchen For Your House Move
Your kitchen is one of the hardest rooms to pack if you’re planning your house move, and it’s a good idea for you to put as much time and effort into packing up your kitchen to ensure a stress-less move that’s free from accidental damages and breakages! If you’re looking for some handy and helpful hints and tips for packing up your kitchen then you don’t have to look any further!- Food and perishables.Preparations for your house move should begin weeks in advance and your kitchen is no exception to this! Try to make an inventory of all the food you have in your kitchen, taking into account what you might be buying that will still be there when your moving day comes around. We all have freezers full of food we don’t use and we all have lots of dusty old cans in the cupboards. Plan your meals so that you can use as much of this food as possible without having to bin in – perishables and frozen items won’t survive the house move, and it could be a while before your fridge or freezer are set up.- Planning for packing.There are probably lots of things in your kitchen that you use on a regular basis (such as your kettle and toasted) and lots of things that rarely see use (perhaps a sandwich maker or a blender). Go through your cupboards and pack up things that you aren’t going to immediately use in your new home, and the things you’re going to need immediately should go into labelled boxes. This will help you sort your new kitchen out quickly and efficiently.- Appliances.If you’re moving your fridge or freezer from one home to the next then you need to take the time to make sure that it’s going to be safe for travel. Your freezer should be thoroughly defrosted so that you won’t have any leakages during transportation, and your fridge should be properly cleaned to avoid unpleasant food odours.- Packing materials.If you don’t want to see your crockery becoming chipped, smashed or broken then it’s worth investing in the proper packing materials. Bubble wrap and foam packing peanuts are great options, but newspaper is also fantastic if you’re on a budget. Be aware that newspaper print can transfer onto crockery easily, so you might have some stains to deal with! If you’re using second-hand boxes sourced from your local supermarket or shops then make sure that they’re all going to be strong enough for your needs. You can reinforce them with packing tape to make them as sturdy as you need for all of your kitchen utensils.- Safety.It’s very important that you take the time to make sure any dangerous items are well-protected, labelled and far away from young children. Throwing knives into a box may get you moved quickly, but this can lead to accidents and injuries that you’re going to want to avoid! Wrap any blades or sharp edges in bubble-wrap and make sure that the boxes they’re in are properly labelled to avoid any disasters or confusion. You can try using sheets of bubble-wrap to group together all of your utensils for a quick and easy way for you to pack that isn’t going to compromise anyone’s safety!