When you’re getting ready to move, the first thing you’ll most likely do is decide which room to pack up first. You may start in the bedroom, putting clothes from the closet into boxes and suitcases, or you may begin in the living room, packing up decor and other small pieces. At Billy Goat in Fort Collins, our professional packers can help you get ready for your move, and we’ll make sure that all of your belongings are ready for the trip to your new home.
One room that’s often best left for last, since you use it all the time, is the kitchen. You may be able to pack up a few pots and pans, or perhaps some dishes, but unless you want to order delivery or eat out the week leading up to your move, it’s a good idea to leave your kitchen for those last couple days of packing.
Where to Start?
As you would with any room in your house, it’s important to know where to start when you begin packing. In the kitchen, you can take the same approach that you did in the bedroom – decide what you’re going to keep and what you’re going to give away or toss. If you have an old set of dishes that never gets used but your nephew at CSU would love, set those aside and save them from being packed.
Collect Packing Materials
Every move needs the right packing materials, and your kitchen will require a few more components, such as newspaper and bubble wrap. Depending on the size of your kitchen, you’ll likely need four or five large boxes, nine or 10 small boxes, and a few heavy-duty boxes. If you can, find some cardboard dividers for your glassware so that they don’t knock together during the move.
The large boxes will be for lightweight items such as baking tins and plasticware, the medium boxes are great for pots and pans and silverware, and the heavy-duty boxes should be saved for plates and dishes. Make sure you have plenty of packing tape, because you don’t want your kitchen boxes full of breakable items coming open when you’re carrying them.
Make an Essentials Box
It’s a good idea to set aside a box or two to fill with those essentials that you’ll need during the last few days in your old house and the first few days in your new house. You can put the coffee maker and the toaster in this box, along with some kitchen towels, a few dishes, silverware, and dish soap. You can also put some canned or boxed food items in the box so that you don’t have to dig to find a meal once you’re moved in.
At Billy Goat, we love helping make people’s moving experience a positive one. If you need help with packing, we can come to your house and help you get everything ready to go. We can also help you unpack once you’re in your new house.
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