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How To Pack Your Kitchen & Fragile Items Properly?

Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen is the most difficult to pack when you are shifting.
A kitchen has all the delicate items you can think of, that can easily shatter into pieces if you
make the slightest mistake.

You may lose your mind thinking of packing the glassware, kitchen appliances, wine glasses,
and expensive crockeries. The last thing anybody would want is to see smashed pieces
coming out of packaged boxes in your new house. Even professional packers have a tough
time organizing all the odd and fragile items present in a kitchen.

This article explores the best ways to proceed in packing a kitchen, including all the delicate
and fragile items in a planned manner. Without a step-by-step plan, it is impossible to pack
your kitchen essentials without breaking and cracking a few beloved things. We will try to
guide you about the common mistakes in the packing process and how to pack everything
like a pro. Follow the tips carefully to shift the house without losing your sanity.

Packing Materials Needed To Pack Fragile Items

If you need to pack several kitchen items while shifting the house, you must start the work in
advance. Professional packers and movers come equipped with all packing materials and
have the technical know-how.

However, if you plan to proceed yourself, you must have time in your hands and get hold of
some essential packing materials. These will help ensure that your kitchen items stay intact
until you unbox and rearrange things in your new house.

To pack kitchen items, you will need the following:

  • Heavy-duty boxes
    Keep several heavy-duty boxes of all sizes ready to pack all the items safely. These boxes are
    hardy and do not put any impact or pressure on the contents while in transit. You may need
    them in various sizes to pack smaller utensils, cutlery, crockeries, or large appliances.

Packing paper
Packing paper is necessary to wrap certain items before putting them inside the boxes. It
helps to prevent scratches or damage to items shifting inside the boxes.

Packing tape
Packing tape is another small but significant material when it comes to packing kitchen items.
You need to fix the items after wrapping them with the packing materials and seal them to
secure them.

Markers

This is an optional item if you need to mark the boxes with the categories of things you
packed for clarity. For instance, you can mark a package as the dishwasher or the microwave
while labeling another as cutlery for ease of identification during loading and unpacking.

Plastic wrap and bubble wraps
Apart from paper wrap, you also need plastic wrapping material as well as bubble wraps.
Keep loads of bubble wraps ready to secure your glassware, as these are the most delicate of
the lot. A slight impact can shatter your precious wine glasses to pieces, damaging the set.
Secure each item well with cushioned bubble wraps.

Old cloth and newspapers
For extra safety, keep newspapers and old discarded cloth ready to stuff and provide packing
inside boxes in case you run short of packaging material. These come in handy at the last
moment to give some extra cushioning or packing to avoid shifting of items inside the boxes.
How To Pack Fragile Items Properly?

Here are some tips for packing the most fragile items in the kitchen:

Glassware
Use a specialty divider inside a hard box to carefully put in your glassware. These specialty
dividers easily fit into standard-sized boxes and help to keep the glasses organized.
Moreover, they also avoid shifting, rolling, and friction inside the box. Wrap each item in
packing paper or bubble wraps to cushion them and keep them secure.

Glass is the most fragile item, and even the slightest friction or impact can leave them
irreparably damaged. Do not load too many things together inside the box or put anything on
top of the glassware. You may also put some soft old cloth or newspapers inside the box
before putting in the glassware for extra cushioning.

Utensils
To pack all your utensils, pots, and pans, use heavy-duty boxes of different sizes. The number
and size of the packages will depend on the number of utensils you need to pack.
Take a large-sized box and put the larger pans or pots in it, properly wrapped in packing
paper. If there is room, place the smaller utensils according to their sizes inside the larger
ones after carefully wrapping each item. This will keep them organized and safe while
reducing the number of boxes.

Add support around the utensils inside the box by stuffing old newspapers, cloth, or dish
towels. This will prevent everything from displacing or moving inside the box. If your pans
have glass lids, pack them in bubble wrap and packing paper before placing them on the pans.
You can also take the lids properly wrapped in a separate box.

Plates

Unbreakable plates are easier to stack and pack inside a cardboard box. For breakable plates,
dishes and bowls, wrap each item in packing material before stacking them. Wrap each stack
in plastic wrap or bubble wrap before loading them inside the boxes. Do not load too many
together to avoid additional weight. Fill up the spaces in between the stacks with packing
paper or cloth to provide cushioning.

Cutlery
After you are over with the crockeries, it & time to organize and pack the cutlery. The best
way to do it is to buy a cutlery organizer bag with pouches to systematically carry all kinds of
spoons, knives, and forks. You just need to unpack the box in your new kitchen. In case you
do not have such a bag, roll the forks and knives separately in packing paper and secure them
again with a dishtowel. Put everything together in a small cardboard box. pack kitchen

Appliances-
Packing and moving appliances is another hectic job and a risky one as well. Pack the small
appliances in small hardboard boxes to keep them secure. Wrap them in packing paper and
fill up the box spaces with packing material for support. It is better to approach packers and
movers for larger appliances.

But, if you choose to do them yourself, unplug them, remove the hoses, securely lock the
doors, and put them inside large heavy-duty boxes. Doubly wrap them in packing paper,
plastic wrap, and bubble wrap to avoid any damage. Also, stuff the heavy-duty boxes with a
large amount of supporting material to prevent moving and shifting in transit.

Final Words
The idea of packing delicate and expensive kitchen goods is enough to make you lose your
head. Organized packing is the only way to tackle all the hurdles and avoid seeing your
fragile crockeries and wine glasses in pieces.

We understand how valuable you attach to all these precious items dearly accumulated over
the years. Follow the guide to learn the tricks of organizing and packing things like a
professional.

Raise a toast to yourself when you finally unpack everything in perfect condition in your new
home. You deserve it for accomplishing this herculean task without any damage to your
belongings.

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