Tips for Packing the Kitchen for Moving

Guest Blogger - Apr 08, '22 - Guest Blog - Organization


The kitchen can very rightly be labeled as the heart of the home. The most active and lively discussions take place in that warm and lively room. The morning light streaming in, the smell of fresh coffee brewing, and family members slowly coming into the kitchen and joining the hustle of an early morning. The same goes for dinner and lunches for most of the families. 

Most of our stuff lies in our kitchens; however, when you decide to move to a different place or neighborhood, the kitchen can be one of the hardest parts of your house you will have to pack.

Why is it hard? It is because the kitchen has small items like spoons, knives, and other little utensils, while on the other hand, you might have to deal with items like cupboards, drawers, and many other kitchen materials of different shapes and sizes ranging from spice boxes to crystal ware.  After moving, make sure to get the gas safety certificate issued when a gas safety engineer inspects your home for any gas leaks or damaged appliances.

The thing about kitchen appliances is not all of them can be given away as buying them again would cost you a good amount of money. Packing, in short, can become quite an overwhelming process which is why, we have mentioned a few packing tips for you to pack your kitchen efficiently.


Packing Tips for your Kitchen

Start the Planning

When planning to move, the kitchen is the most difficult part of the house that you will need to figure out. So we say plan how you are going to move your kitchen appliances first. The more organized you are, the easier it will be for you to follow the step-by-step process and make the entire process a whole lot simpler.

You need to plan what stuff you will need to start the moving process;

  • Moving Boxes; you can find them easily from Home Depot or any other store as well. You need to get small boxes, medium-sized boxes, large boxes, heavy-duty boxes, etc.
  • Get New-paper wraps to cover small and fragile items in it as well.
  • You will also need to get bubble wraps to pack all glassed items and other sensitive products.
  • You can also get moving kits from amazon, which will give you products that will help you with your move.
  • You would need a lot of scotch tape, markers, and tape dispensers as well.
  • You would need cell-kits
  • Packing and sealing tape is equally important
  • Lastly, you need to label everything

Keep Aside Things that you don't Need

Once you have planned everything you need, you need to buy everything and put it aside, and then you need to choose a day to pack everything. Well, let's just put it; clearly, you probably would need more than just one day. You might need a few days actually to clear up your entire kitchen.

But if you have everything planned or organized, the process will get a lot smoother. Now here are a few steps that will help you with your packing:

  • Sort out all the items of the kitchen, select the ones you need, and this will make the process simpler for you.
  • Things that you do not need can be sold on a garage sale, or you can just put them on the Facebook marketplace for sale.
  • You can also donate a lot of things that you do not need.
  • You need to keep your essential items aside

Start Packing 

Once you have put things aside that you don't need, now you need to start packing things. S0, if you are moving internationally, we would recommend you get international movers; however, if it is just from one neighborhood to another, you can probably save money and do things yourself. 

Now let us tell you a few tips for the actual packing. Think of it like you are playing a game of Tetris, and you need to pack smart by utilizing every little space there is in your boxes.

  • Start first by packing items that you do not use frequently; this includes vases, crystal glasses, wine glasses, salad bowls, cookbooks, kitchen mittens, Special event crockery, pans and pots, sugar, and cream containers, condiment dishes, etc.
  • Start packing all the pictures you have put on your kitchen walls as well.
  • Pack your wine, liquor, and other unopened bottles. Make sure you use bubble wraps, so the bottles don't break in the moving process.
  • Pack all your drawers and shelves
  • Next, you need to start packing the pantry items that you plan to bring to your new home.

For Big Kitchen Items, Disassemble them First

Now that you have packed all the non-essential items, it is time that you pack all the big kitchen items, like an oven, fridge, toaster, etc. When you are packing these big items, you need to make sure that you disassemble them safely first. For this, you need to turn off the gas, so there is no gas leakage when you disconnect the cord.

Here are a few tips for you:

  • Read the Manuals of appliances you plan to pack
  • Prepare the disassembly at least 24 hours before the packing
  • Make sure if they are gas and electric items, they are all disconnected, and the valves of gas electricity are turned off from the main switch
  • If it gets too complicated, just call a professional to help you pack the big items.


Moving is not an easy process; it can be exciting and overwhelming for many of us, though. The tips that we mentioned above can make the process of moving very precise and organized for you, though.

All you have to do is plan your move, list down a step-by-step procedure of what needs to be done; next, you need to put aside all the stuff that you do not need to take with you, then you need to start packing, and lastly, you need to pack with extra caution all the big kitchen appliances. We hope these tips will help you move your kitchen.

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