Kitchen removals aren’t usually terribly complicated in theory, but they can be a bit of a hassle, because of the many small pieces which have to be packed, as well as the appliances which have to be uninstalled and transported. If you’re using a trusted and experienced remover, you will not need to worry about handling the bigger items. However, there are still a number of tricks you can employ to make the process of packing up the kitchen much faster and easier and be done with it in the space of a day.
1. First of all, you’re probably going to need some help with the packing. Try to get at least one or two people to assist you with everything. However, make sure that these are people you trust and who know the way your kitchen is organized. Also make sure you explain clearly how you want everything to be packed, so as to avoid confusion and misunderstandings.
2. Make sure you work out some system for packing. For example, you could work cupboard by cupboard. If you have people helping you, each person could work on a separate section of the kitchen. This will speed things up significantly. Try not to get in each other’s way.
3. Irregularly shaped items and electronics, as well as ones that need to be taken apart should be packed first, because they take more time. Always try to pack electronics in their original boxes. Not only is this the most environmentally friendly option, but an appliance’s original box will also fit it best.
4. While packing, you should keep in mind several things. Firstly, remember to wrap items individually or in bundles depending on their size – for example, plates should be wrapped (ideally in paper and bubble wrap) individually, while cutlery can be packed in bundles.
5. Try to utilize the box space efficiently. Stuff the smaller pieces in between the bigger ones and line the boxes with bubble wrap or crumpled up paper, so that nothing shifts, bumps or breaks during transport.
6. Also, always remember to label the boxes with their destination and a fragile sign, so that the removers know how to handle everything. Try not to leave the boxes you’ve already packed in the kitchen, so that they don’t get in the way during the rest of the removals. It’s a good idea to designate a space where you could keep all of the already packed luggage, ready for transportation. A spare room will do nicely for this.
7. The kitchen should be one of the last rooms you pack, because you will need to use it up until your final day in your old home. If you absolutely cannot leave it for last, leave a few pieces, kitchen essentials if you will, out to be packed last. These can also serve as a kind of survival kit once you arrive in your new place, in case you arrive late in the evening and don’t have time or are too tired to unpack everything right away.
8. Always remember to let your removers know in advance what kind of appliances and equipment they will be handling. Usually removers will be prepared to deal with all standard types of appliances, but it never hurts to double check. Remember, moving is complicated, so try to ensure that nothing can go wrong.