Sorting your kitchen before and after the move

Sorting your kitchen before and after the move

The kitchen is often the last room to pack up and the first to unpack when you move home because your everyday kitchen items are very difficult to live without. That’s why it is so important that you take a structured approach to moving your kitchen goods from one property to another.

Packing up your kitchen

The first hurdle is to pack everything up so that it is protected and so that you are able to find things easily at the new place. Here are a few tips to get you started:

1.    Downsize where possible. It’s easy to accumulate unnecessary kitchen items over time. This is a perfect opportunity to get rid of any unneeded goods so that you only take with you what you really use

2.    Leave one box open. Put your most used items into this box so that you can access them right until the last minute, and so that you can add goods just before you jump in the car.

3.    Pack carefully. Use bubble wrap, tissue paper or newspaper to protect delicate items and make sure that they are packed in tightly so they cannot move around in transit.

4.    Label clearly. Labelling your boxes will help you to relocate everything you need and to unpack in an orderly fashion at the new pad rather than frantically opening each and every box to find what you need.

5.    Leave chilled and frozen items until last. Don’t forget to clear out your fridge and freezer before you hand over your keys. Make sure refrigerated and frozen goods are kept cool as much as possible and use a cooler to transport.

 Unpacking your kitchen goods

It’s a great relief when everything is in its rightful place, but this won’t happen instantly, so allow yourself time. It is worth:

1.    Keeping all your kitchen items together. Make sure all the boxes marked ‘kitchen’ are stacked together in one corner of the room so that you can allocate space accordingly.

2.    Dealing with frozen and refrigerated goods first. Make sure your appliances are plugged in and ready to go, and then fill them with any perishable items.

3.    Making sure there is access to the sink. Some of your kitchen gadgets may need to be rinsed and you will also want to wash your hands fairly frequently.

4.    Placing everyday items in the most accessible places. If you can’t get to your essential items easily, you will waste hours every month trying to reach them and put them back once they have been washed up.

5.    Keeping toxic substances out of reach. This is particularly important if you have small children or pets.

Moving can be a stressful experience, but the key is to be as prepared as possible. The more organised you are, the easier it will be to transport items safely and to relocate them in your new home. At Intransit Removals, our aim is to make the entire moving process as simple as possible. From providing packaging materials to getting everything moved with minimal hassle, we will take all the hard work out of the process for you. So if you’re looking for a specialist removals company in Melksham and surrounding areas, contact Intransit Removals today by calling 01225 759220 or clicking here to get in touch.