How to Pack Your Kitchen for a Long Distance Move

December 16, 2019

Moving can be hectic at the best of times, but when you have to move over long distances then it can be even worse. Long-distance moves require much more planning and more careful packing to ensure everything is in a safe position. Regardless of the reasons you happen to be moving far away, Augusta Movers has some tips to help make the process more efficient.

Kitchen Packing Preparation

Before you start packing up your kitchen you should sort out your belongings. Decide what you want to keep, what you want to donate, and what you would like to sell. Moving over long distances is often calculated by weight, so choose carefully what you really need and then decide on what you are going to do with the rest. Make sure that the items in your keep pile will work in your new location. If you have to purchase adapters for every item, it may be better to buy a new one once you arrive. The next step is picking up some heavy-duty boxes to fill with your kitchen items. Make sure to also grab some bubble wrap, tape, and labels for your boxes.

Pack up Your Drawers

There are a lot of drawers in every kitchen and sorting them out can get pretty hectic in a hurry. Start with the messiest drawer and toss out any items you don’t really need. Next, pack up your cookbooks and other seldom-used kitchen items. When packing up boxes, pack your favourite items at the tops of the boxes so in future if you want to grab that specific item it will be right at the top for easy access.

Pack Items You Don’t Use Often

Long-distance moves require more time to prepare as well as careful packing. Set aside any items that you don’t use often or that you won’t use prior to your move. These can be family collectibles or seasonal items that you only use during the holidays. This will reduce the amount of packing you have to do the closer you get to your move date.

Packing up Dishes

Make sure that you obtain the right type of boxes for the dishes in your kitchen. Use heavy-duty boxes with ample packing paper and bubble wrap. This will prevent things from getting damaged during the long haul. Use certain boxes for long-stemmed glassware and always make sure the loads are balanced in the boxes.

Manage Your Essentials

There are always things that you will require in the days right before your move and those that you will need in the days right after you arrive. Set aside one box for essentials such as a place setting for each family member, silverware, drinking glasses and a couple of cooking pots. As you near your moving date, try to eat or cook everything in your refrigerator to prevent having to throw anything away.

Packing up the Pantry & Wine Cellar

If you have a lot of vintage wines, you can purchase a special packing case to ensure they arrive safely at your new location. For other bottles, consider gifting your stash to friends and family and purchasing replacements in your new home. The same idea goes for your pantry. Depending on the amount and type of food you have stored, it may be worth donating any unused non-perishable to a local food bank.

How Augusta Movers Can Help

We hope our kitchen packing tips help you prepare for your upcoming long distance move. Following our tips can help streamline the process and reduce the overall stress that comes with moving from one place to another. If you are in need of help with packing or if you are ready to set up your long-distance move, give us a call at 647-783-8730 to find out more about our affordable packages.

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