Packing up your kitchen before moving to your new home, especially after years of acquiring various kitchen items, can be a bit more complicated than one would think. After all, you wouldn’t want to settle into your new home, realize you were hungry, cut open all the boxes you so carefully packed just to find a saucepan to heat your packed lunch in, then find that said saucepan had a damage due to incorrect packing. One could avoid these situations by planning ahead – which items would go into which boxes – and proper packing. Ahead, we list a few tips to pack your pots and pans the right way.
First, prepare your box by taping the bottom securely shut. You wouldn’t want the box to break from the weight of your pans! Next, spread newspaper and shredded paper / packing peanuts over the bottom of the box. These will act as a cushion for your pots and pans and help you avoid damaging them during your move.
To prepare your pots and pans, choose your largest pot. Take a piece of newspaper and place it at the opening of the pot. Gently push down with your hand, so that the newspaper covers the bottom and the sides of the pot. Next, choose a pan that can be nested inside this pan, like a medium-sized or small-sized pan. You will be nesting your pots and pans inside each other like a Matrushka doll. Take the smaller pot or pan and place it inside the large pan, pushing down on the newspaper as you do. Then, take another piece of newspaper and cover the bottom of the smaller pan and push down. You may repeat these steps as many times as you wish. Once you have finished nesting as many pots and pans as you feel the need to, set the entire bundle in the middle of a large piece of newspaper. Bring the corners of the newspaper together to cover the pots and pans entirely. Seal with tape. Place the entire bundle inside the box you prepared beforehand. Continue for the rest of your pots and pans.
Once you are finished with all your pots and pans, seal the box with tape and label accordingly the top and sides of the box with thick marker. (Marking your boxes is especially important if you will be hiring movers to help you pack, because they will be able to help you move your boxes to the respective rooms of your new home.)
However, if you are reluctant to pack your pots and pans because moving house details are taking up all your time, then perhaps hiring a professional moving company to do all the dirty work of packing and moving your kitchenware might be the best option for you. Moving company members are, after all, professionally trained to do the nitty gritty work of packing and moving for you.
Whether you decide to hire a moving company or pack your pots and pans yourself, one thing is certain – better make sure to remember where you placed your kitchenware! Moving into a new home is a taxing experience, one that is certain to make you hungry. Pack your pots and pans the right way!
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