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How to Pack Kitchen for Moving

Proper kitchen packing is crucial in order to prevent damage, and save yourself money and stress. It takes time and effort to pack up a kitchen correctly (if you want to avoid shattered glasses, broken dishes and food spilled inside of the moving boxes). That is why we always recommend not rushing when packing kitchen items and following these useful tips.

Prepare an Essentials Box

Before packing your kitchen, you should set aside the essentials you‘d be needing right before and after you move. It’s better to pack some kitchen items like forks, knives, dishes, and plates last, so make sure you have an essentials box with items for each member of the family.

Important Tip: Don’t forget to keep some kitchen appliances handy as well, these can include a dish towel, soap cleaner, and a sponge.

Gather your materials

Small Appliances

Use the original boxes to repack your appliances – since they offer the best protection, but in case you didn't save the original packing, look for sturdy small and medium kitchen packing boxes, plastic containers, and bubble wrap. You will also need tape, scissors, and markers to label each box.

Make sure to clean and dry the items before packing them for the move. Wrap the glass and fragile items with a layer of bubble wrap, and use a double layer for the metal and plastic parts of the appliance, then with tape.

Put a layer of packing paper, a sheet, or a towel on the bottom of the box to add more protection to appliances. Make sure to place the heaviest and largest parts of the appliance at the bottom of the box, and keep the smaller and fragile items on top.

Remember to fill all the empty spaces with cushioning material to avoid damage during the transportation of your kitchen appliances. Before closing the lids of the boxes, place a layer of packing paper or bubble wrap on top. Then close the boxes, seal them with tape, and label each box with the name of the appliance that is inside.

How to pack kitcken for moving by yourself


When packing kitchen dishes, glasses, plates, knives you need to place two layers of cushioning material like a heavy towel or a folded bed sheet on the bottom of a medium-sized box. Wrap each piece of dinnerware with a piece of packing paper and start stacking them one by one inside of the box. For better protection, add a layer of packing material in between every three dishes.

How to pack dishes for moving

Glasses and Stemware

How to pack kitchen glasses for moving

Pots and Pans

There is an efficient way for packing pots and pans for moving. Select some pots and pans that can be nested inside each other, then take the largest pot or pan and place a piece of protective material (such as towels) over the opening. Place a smaller pot inside of the first one, and push down the packing paper or linen. Continue packing pots and pans until you have a few together, wrap the whole bundle with a large piece of packing paper or a linen-like a big towel.

Wrap the glass lids with packing material or towels, and place them on the sides or top of the nested pots.

Flatware and Serving Utensils

Use packing paper to wrap kitchen utensils and tools, and then tuck the items into the boxes that you already packed, but there's still space inside of them. This a great tip to maximize the use of space and save on moving boxes.

Finally, remember that you can also place other objects like cooking sheets or cutting boards on the bottom of the boxes, and along the sides.

Important Tip: If you store your silverware and flatware inside of a decorative box, a chest, or another container, make sure to add cushioning (crumpled paper or linens) inside to prevent that the items bump against each other while being transported. Then cover the container with a large towel to protect it from scratches or dents.

How to pack flatware for moving

Food Items

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