Kitchen moving tipsKitchen: the center of our lives
For most of us the kitchen represents the central place of activity because all our food and drink comes from there! It is usually the place where the family will dine together, share a good laugh, the place where aromas of delicious food emanate from etc. While moving, the kitchen can pose a challenge because usually it will be the last to be packed and the first to be unpacked.
Kitchen moving tips
To make the move of shifting the kitchen as smooth as possible, we have outlined some tips to help get started.
- The basic essentials. It is necessary to keep a list of items handy so that as soon as you land in the destination you can at least prepare the bare essentials like coffee or tea. For that you need to set aside a box that contains milk power, coffee powder, tea powder, sugar, salt, pepper, dish soaps, towels, pasta sauce, cheese, biscuits, baby food, pet food, knife, spoons, spatula, toaster, bread, jam, butter, peanut butter, can opener, match box, torch and emergency tool kit. This may seem like a huge list but it's better to have things in handy than have to dig through supplies when you need them the most.
- Most common items. Packing requires careful planning and consideration. Try to keep the common items of use right on top so they're easily accessible and similarly for the lesser frequently used items, keep them at the bottom of the box.
- Carry expensive things. If you have bought some expensive food item it's best to carry it with you while traveling. Also make sure to take along light weight items like biscuits, oats etc.
- Give away perishable items. If you have frozen foods or other things lying around that you cannot possibly consume at the last minute, the best thing is to give them away to neighbors or for charity. That way someone will at least use these items.
- Buy kitchen boxes. Kitchen boxes are specially made to suit kitchen appliances and foods. They are shaped for easy packing and are made with materials that provide adequate safety, especially for crockery and other fine items". You can get a variety of kitchen boxes from any store. These come in sizes of 18"x18"x22"
- Mark boxes. It helps if you mark the boxes outside with easy to read labels. For example if you have about 10 saucepans which need to be unpacked in the kitchen, you could mark the box as "Pans, kitchen, 10". Similarly for other items. You can easily get a variety of pre-printed labels or even use hand written labels.
- Last few days. The last few days are crucial. In these days you need to start using off any vegetables or frozen foods you have around. You also need to start using paper plates and glasses because you need to pack the utensils in advance. Keep utensils and food to a bare minimum in the fridge and give away what's not needed.