If you have a large gourmet kitchen that you use for cooking elaborate meals, it's likely that you've accumulated a large amount of cookware, dishes, and nifty appliances. While this is all great for producing delicious meals, it can become a bit of a challenge if you're preparing for a long distance move. In order for all your kitchen supplies to arrive safety at your new home, you'll need to take some time to get everything prepared before the move.
Carefully Disassemble Appliances if Possible
Coffee makers, blenders, and mixers can all be essential tools for gourmet cooking, but they can take up a lot of space and need to be handled carefully when moving. In order to have everything arrive safely at your kitchen, it's a good idea to disassemble some parts and pack them carefully.
Wrap Dishware with Your Existing Fabrics
It can be expensive to purchase lots of bubble wrap and packing paper, but when dealing with fragile items in the kitchen, them may seem like your only option. To save money, consider using dish towels and other linens for wrapping dishes and other fragile items in your kitchen.
Cover Any Liquids with Plastic Wrap
Cleaning solutions, dish soap, and other liquids can spill during a move, even when you tighten the tops carefully. A good way to avoid any messes is by wrapping the tops of liquid bottles with plastic wrap so that if a leak occurs, it can be caught before ruining anything else packing along with it. You can also put each bottle into a plastic bag to really contain spills.
Sort Through Your Food with Thought
While it can be tempting to bring along all the food in your kitchen to save money, it's a good idea to wait and see which foods are safe and convenient to bring along. Along with simply cutting down on grocery shopping before your move arrives, make sure to throw out any perishable goods due to the risks of pathogenic and spoilage bacteria.
Use This Opportunity to Get Rid of Older Kitchenware
If you've lived in your current home or apartment for a long time, it's very likely that you've accumulated a ton of kitchenware that you simply don't need any longer. Instead of becoming overwhelmed by all the things to unpack at your new home, take advantage of this time by sorting through everything and donating kitchenware you no longer need.
As you prepare for an upcoming move, you'll want to devote extra time to getting your kitchen ready. With the tips above, you can be confident that your move will go smoothly and your new kitchen will be well-stocked without anything being damaged in the process. For more moving tips, contact a company like Abbeywood Moving & Storage Inc.