Moving Tips for Packing Your Kitchen from Chapel Hill Movers

Moving can be a stressful time and making it worse can be opening boxes in your new home and finding that many of your belongings didn’t survive the trip. This is especially true in your kitchen as it contains many of the fragile items you are going to be moving to your new home. Whether you are moving yourself or hiring a professional mover, a few simple tips from Chapel Hill movers for packing your kitchen will ensure a happier ending when you unpack.

First, your kitchen is one of the first rooms you can pack with the exception of some food items and perishables that probably won’t be missed while the rest of the home is put in boxes. As soon as you know you’re moving start collecting boxes and a few things you will need to keep your breakable items safe. Inexpensive paper towels and paper plates, bubble wrap, Styrofoam peanuts and newsprint can all be used to protect your glassware from breakage.

Larger boxes may be convenient for pots and pans but remember someone is going to have to pick the box up after it’s packed. Putting all of your dishes, cups and saucers in one box will make it too heavy to lift. Newsprint is available at most newspaper printers when they sell stub end rolls that no longer fit their presses.

Break-resistant plates should still be separated and you can use a paper towel or a paper plate between each one. Place bowls upside down in the center of a box, place two or more paper towels or layers of newsprint over it and then nest a larger bowl over it. Wrap glasses and cups with paper or bubble wrap around the bowls in the center and when you have reached the top of the box fill in the box between the bowls and glasses with paper, bubble wrap or peanuts to keep them from banging against each other during the trip.

One of the most important moving tips from Chapel Hill movers, especially if you are hiring a moving company, is there are certain items that are illegal to transport. Matches, bottled gas and others will not be accepted so they may as well be disposed of before they end up packed. Ask the moving company for a complete list of banned items before you start packing. Use a laundry marker and mark each box for the kitchen as well as its contents.

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freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

Decided to do some hub hopping - I have moved over 100 times- countries-Islands - States & never paid anyone to move us , always done it myself with no breakages !Enjoyed your hub.

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Moving is a complicated process. These are good tips, thanks! Voted up and shared!

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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

This is such a great hub! Looks professional!

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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

I have actually made the mistake of packing too much in one box and not being able to lift it up. So, these are some great tips to keep in mind that are easily forgotten when you are stressed out and in a hurry.

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Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks everyone - glad you enjoyed the hub and that it was helpful! I've made the mistake myself of packing boxes too heavy and its a pain to have to re-pack it and even more of a pain if you hurt yourself trying to lift it :)

ElleBee 4 years ago

Oh goodness! The kitchen. Id almost forgotten to be stressed about that part of moving! Happy I got the tips first I guess. Thanks :)

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Better Yourself 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

ElleBee - Guess this means you are in process of moving. Glad you found this hub and I hope it comes in handy for you with the kitchen packing. All the best with your move!

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