How to Box Up Your Kitchen for a Move

Published on 4/12/2021

Kitchens are one of the most difficult rooms to box up for moving. There are a variety of utensils, extremely fragile objects, and a wide range of featherlight to very heavy items. How do you account for all these differences when packing? Cheriton Mini Storage is here to help!

  • Label everything as fragile & be specific with what is inside the box.

  • Use dish towels to separate pots and pans (you’re going to pack them anyways, you might as well put them to good use).

  • Stack plates vertical instead of horizontal. This will help the plates stay in a good condition as the boxes move around. Stacking puts so much emphasis on the lower plates which makes them more susceptible to cracking or breaking. 

  • Remember to not put all of your glassware in the same box even if there is room as this will make the box incredibly heavy. It is better to spread out the heavier items so that you do not hurt your back when lifting. Bonus tip: Lift with your legs! 

  • Use packing tape and packing peanuts. Tape like items together to ensure they will not bounce around inside the boxes. Additionally, packing peanuts will add extra cushion in all the nooks and crannies of the box to make sure there is no excess room for items to shift.

  • Wrap knives inside of a hand towel or oven mit. Too many accidents happen with knives during moving, so err on the side of caution.

  • Disassemble small kitchen appliances, but keep all pieces together in the same box. You don’t want anything to go missing nor do you want to risk having the pieces clang together and scratch/break during the move.

  • Clean all appliances and kitchen items prior to packing. Not only will it feel refreshing to unpack clean items but it will also prevent critters from getting into your boxes as you move. 

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