Moving can become a stressful time, especially when you have to make sure that everything is packed and organised. Fortunately, your local man and van in London has devised a brief checklist with 5 Kitchen Packing Tips to try and calm the nerves and make life a little easier through-out the process.
Sort Shelves One by One
So you’re moving home and you want to start getting organised for your move, rightly so. The best way to sort through your kitchen is to simply go through any shelving units and cupboards one at a time. This is by far the best and most efficient way of packing and “”de-cluttering” your kitchen.
By going through each cupboard or shelf, you will find it easier to decide on what’s staying, being thrown away or taken to a charity store. We always suggest that you donate your unwanted belongings to charity stores as there will always be someone that can find a use for your unwanted coffee pots!
You need to make sure that you have plenty of removal and packing materials. If you are not sure what these consists of, most of the time you will need cardboard boxes – some previous customers, friends and family members have even purchased some flat pack boxes online. However, I’m sure if you paid your local supermarket a visit that there will be some decent sized boxes available free of charge.
Other materials that you may need include, tape and marker pens. You will use the tape to fasten the boxes as best you can to prevent your items from tumbling out unexpectedly. The marker pens are optional but will certainly make organising your boxes a lot easier. Just simply write on top of each box with its contents and preferred location for your new home.
Consume and Eat!
Most removal companies in London will provide their costs and quotations based on volume. The perfect reason for you to simply “pig-out” and consume what remains in the fridge and freezer.
Do what you can to get rid off the remaining food contents as trying to relocate with cupboards, a fridge and a freezer full of food is extremely difficult.
Check Safety Manuals
Now we get to the serious stuff. Before you start unplugging and removal large electrical appliances left, right and centre, make sure you locate the appliances safety manual. There will be a specific set of instructions for relocating and removals.
Most freezers will need to be defrosted before they are removed. This can take as long as 48 hours, depending on the appliance.
Protect Your Belongings
Please, please, please don’t simply throw your items into a cardboard box. I know it sounds extremely simple, but we have seen people do it before and I’m certain that it will be done again in the future.
Utilise products like tissue paper, bubble wrap and old newspapers to help wrap and protect your fragile items such as mugs, plates and china.