Moving the kitchen with all its objects, drawers and wall cabinets can be really challenging. The kitchen is probably the most difficult and demanding room to move. To help you organize your move, keep in mind the tips that we report in this article and that for convenience we summarize in 10 points:
1 – Choose, select and simplify
Before moving everything, choose the items you want to keep with you after the move and put away those you think may no longer serve you.
Make sure to leave the objects you have decided to remove away from the moving boxes so as not to pack them by mistake.
Explore each drawer and wall cabinet and try to be as selective as you can. With the items you don’t want with you, you can make second-hand online sales or auctions even among friends. You can also think of simply giving the superfluous for you to acquaintances or friends.
2 – Prepare boxes with the essentials for when you are left without a room (kitchen) Set aside everything that could be useful in the days when the kitchen will be packed and ready for the move, and that will come in handy such as: dishes, some cutlery, food and drinks (tea, coffee etc.), tea towels, and soap to clean the dishes etc …
3 – Collect all the boxes you will need
To package a kitchen for an average family (4/5 people) you will need the following:
- 5 large boxes (18 x 18 x 24): for light and difficult to pack items such as plastic tableware, dish drainer, small appliances, trays.
- 10 medium boxes (18 x 18 x 16): for heavier items such as small appliances, pantry items, pots and pans, cutlery, contents of drawers, cookbooks.
- 5 boxes with double thickness for heavy objects (18 x 18 x 28) : these have double walls and are perfect for the packaging of fragile objects, such as plates, glasses, goblets, wine and jerry cans.
- Rolls of paper for packaging: food, fragile and small objects.
- Bubble paper (bubble wrap): buy a long enough roll, you will save money and you can also use it for other rooms and objects if you have any left.
- 5/8 boxes with separate compartments (18 x 18): this type of box is extremely useful for arranging glasses, goblets, wines, spirits, checks, vases and tin boxes. Choose well the size of the boxes so you can insert your objects.
- 5 rolls of adhesive tape: it can be used to also pack the objects of the other rooms. Colored markers and stickers: you will need them to label and mark content and destination outside the boxes.