Packing Kitchen Tips

Moving to a new place can be both overwhelming and exciting, especially when it comes to packing up your kitchen. The kitchen is typically one of the busiest and most used rooms in a home, so it’s essential to pack it correctly to ensure the safe transport of all your belongings. This comprehensive guide will help you pack your kitchen efficiently and effectively so that you can get settled into your new home as quickly as possible.

Gathering Supplies

Before you start packing, it’s essential to gather the necessary supplies. You will need boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, tape, markers, and coolers (for perishable items). Each item is crucial for protecting your kitchen items during the move and making the unpacking process easier.


In order to make the packing process as smooth as possible, there are a few preparation steps you should take. Firstly, you should empty all cabinets and drawers and clean surfaces. Secondly, you should disassemble larger items, such as tables and chairs. Taking these steps will not only make packing easier but also ensure that your kitchen is ready for the move.

Packing Non-Perishable Items

When it comes to packing non-perishable items, start by categorizing your items based on their size, shape, and fragility. For example, place all your small items, such as utensils, in one box and larger items, such as pots and pans, in another. Wrap fragile items, such as glassware, in packing paper or bubble wrap before placing them in boxes. Label each box clearly with its contents and the room it belongs in your new home.

Packing Perishable Items

Perishable items, such as food and drinks, should be packed last and used first in your new home. Pack perishable items in a cooler with ice packs to keep them cold and at the right temperature. It’s also a good idea to transport perishable items in your personal vehicle instead of a moving truck to reduce the risk of spoilage.

Packing Small Appliances

Small appliances, such as toasters, blenders, and coffee makers, can be tricky to pack. Before packing these items, check the manufacturer’s instructions for any special requirements. Wrap each appliance in packing paper and place it in a box. Label the box with the contents and mark it as fragile.

How Many Boxes You May Need in order to Pack Your Kitchen?

The number of boxes you’ll need to pack your kitchen will depend on the size of your kitchen and the number of items you have. As a general rule, plan on using 1 to 2 boxes per kitchen cabinet or shelf. A standard kitchen can typically require anywhere from 15 to 20 boxes, but it’s always a good idea to have extra boxes on hand in case you need them.

When Should You Start Packing Your Kitchen?

It’s best to start packing your kitchen 4-6 weeks before your move. This will give you enough time to declutter, organize, and pack your belongings without feeling rushed. Starting early also allows you to spread out the work over a longer period of time, making the process less overwhelming.

How to Pack Kitchen Items in a Box

To pack kitchen items in a box, you’ll need to gather the necessary supplies, including boxes, packing tape, markers, bubble wrap, and newspaper. When packing, be sure to wrap each item securely and label the boxes clearly so that you can easily unpack and set them up in your new home. Here are some specific tips for packing different kitchen items:

  • Dishes and Glassware: Wrap each item in bubble wrap or newspaper, and place it in a sturdy box lined with crumpled paper. Pack dishes vertically, alternating the direction of each layer to minimize breakage.
  • Pots and Pans: Wrap the handles and lids separately, and place them in the bottom of a box. Fill the empty space with newspapers to prevent the pots and pans from shifting during transit.
  • Small Appliances: Clean and disassemble small appliances, such as toasters and blenders, and wrap each piece separately in bubble wrap. Place the pieces in a small box and fill the empty space with crumpled paper.
  • Food and Pantry Items: Pack non-perishable food items, such as spices, in airtight containers and place them in a box. Label the box with the contents and the date it was packed to ensure that any perishable items are used before they expire.

How Long Will It Take Pack Your Kitchen?

The amount of time and effort it will take to pack your kitchen will depend on its size and the number of items you have. On average, it takes about a day to pack a standard kitchen. However, if you have a lot of items or a large kitchen, it may take longer.

Moving Help and Local Movers

If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of packing your kitchen, consider hiring LA Moving Star to help. Moving help can take care of the heavy lifting, saving you time and energy. Hiring local movers can also provide peace of mind if you’re making a long-distance move, knowing that your belongings are in good hands.

In conclusion, packing your kitchen for a move can be a not easy task, but with a bit of planning and preparation, it can be a smooth and stress-free process. By following the tips outlined in this guide and by seeking the help of local movers if necessary, you can ensure that your kitchen is packed efficiently and effectively and that you’re able to settle into your new home as soon as possible. Remember to start early, gather the necessary supplies, and label your boxes clearly. Don’t forget to wrap each item securely and pack each box with care to minimize breakage during transit. With the right preparation and support, you can feel confident and excited about your upcoming move, and you can start making new memories in your new home in no time!



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