Moving Your Kitchen
During a move, it is usually common to always pack the kitchen last, and unpack it first when you get to your destination. This is because the kitchen is where we get our daily sustenance – it’s where we cook and store our food, and where we keep the stuff we drink. These basic necessities are what makes moving a kitchen so challenging. To help you out with this, here are some essential pointers to making your kitchen move much smoother.
First, take out the trash.
The first step you should do is to determine whether or not a certain kitchen appliance, or implement should be brought with you when you move. It’s easy to have a lot of useless stuff accumulate over time. You even sell these extra and unneeded kitchen paraphernalia to friends, or you can just hold a garage sale.
All things that you feel will spoil during the move should be disposed of as well. So you can eat them all, give them away or throw them in the garbage.
Decide what’s important.
Make a list of all the kitchen utensils and implements you are going to NEED when you unpack – we emphasize need here, because you will need to cook some food when your move is done, but we doubt you’ll immediately be whipping up a chicken Kiev with a white wine sauce with a chocolate cake for dessert. You only need your basic kitchen utensils when you unpack so everything else can stay inside the boxes for awhile.
Things like salt and sugar, pepper, butter, bread, tea and coffee, toasters and a couple of spreads, cheese and butter, baby and pet food if applicable, a couple of knives and other kitchen essentials should be separate to that you’ll have little difficulty when you unpack and have to set up the kitchen.
Label and classify every thing.
For better unpacking, be sure to label you boxes and wraps, and have a classification of sorts for your kitchenware. You will also need to take special care of knives or breakable utensils or equipment, as these need to be packed more carefully to avoid any untoward incidents. You may also want to check the manuals of these items if they have special instructions when you pack them.
You should also keep all the small items together in a secure container, because if they spill out, you’re going to be one who’s inconvenienced. Be sure to properly label and classify them as well.