Moving to a new home is a good opportunity to dispose of old, worn out or unwanted items. Prior to packing, sort through your kitchen and put aside everything you are not taking with you to your new home. Make sure to properly dispose of the unwanted appliances.
Plates should be packed in small to medium size boxes; packing in large boxes can become quite heavy for adequate transportation. Line each box with your choice of either peanuts, crumpled packing paper or large sheet of bubble wrap. Wrap each plate in bubble wrap and secure with tape. Avoid wrapping with newsprint as the ink can rub off and embed itself on to the dishes. Plates should never be packed flat; placing them vertically will sustain a lot more pressure. Fill the space between each plate. Label the boxes “FRAGILE” and indicate their respectful location. (Repeat this step accordingly).
If you are unable to obtain corrugated dividers for glassware, wrap your cups individually with bubble wrap and fill with crumpled paper. Adequately line the boxes with bubble wrap or crumpled moving paper. Place heavier items on the bottom and lighter on top. Fill space with peanuts and or crumpled paper. Use the method of nesting for glassware without holders. Wrap and line the first glass with bubble wrap or few sheets of newsprint. Place the second glass inside the first and line with bubble wrap or newsprint. You may nest up to 4 to 5 glasses, laying each stack diagonally wrapped in bubble wrap. Fill space respectively.
Pots and Pans
To find the right box for your pots and pans, grab your biggest pan and place it into a box both horizontally and diagonally. If you can close the lid securely, the box will work. If not, try a larger box. Once you find the right size, stack your pots and place them in the box. Once the boxes are in, wrap glass lids with thin packing paper or bubble wrap and place them underneath the handles of the pans. Avoid over packing making the boxes too heavy to handle.
Make your last grocery triptwo weeks prior to moving. The more food you use up the less you will have to throw out. Use or dispose of all perishables, as well as the cleaning products and other kitchen chemicals. Dispose of any open packages and wrap glass jars to prevent breakage during moving. Boxed or canned goods should be packed in small boxes to be handled with ease.