Packing the kitchen is generally the most time consuming and requires the greatest skill.?? Glass cracks and breaks quite easily, so here are some techniques the professionals utilize to avoid damages.
The novice packer almost never uses enough packing paper.?? As with all packing, make sure the box is full and nothing can rattle or roll.?? Even if you have to fill half the box with crinkled packing paper, make sure the box is full.?? A box that is partially full is inherently weaker and could collapse in on itself.?? The contents of half full boxes will bounce around and cause breakage.
The best packing advice is to wrap everything with plenty of packing paper, and to pack tightly all the way to the top of the box.?? Seal with tape and label the contents.
3.1 cu. ft. boxes can be used for pots, pans, and small appliances.
Use 1.5 cu. ft. boxes and dish packs for all breakables.?? Stemware should be rolled in a sheet of packing paper and packed vertically.?? Do not pack glass on its side.?? Glass is much stronger on its end.?? Wrap each piece of glassware with a full sheet of paper.
Plates should be well wrapped, and packed on end.
Silverware and utensils should be wrapped in paper bundles and taped to prevent movement.
Knives should be wrapped in paper, taped, and then rolled in a piece of cardboard.?? Crinkled paper should be placed in the sharp end of the knife pack.
Sharp knives that are improperly packed can cut through the box and injure someone.?? I have seen sharp knives sticking out of boxes, and yes, good men have sustained injuries.?? You just don???t expect a dagger jutting out the side of a moving box.
The contents of the fridge should be packed in a cooler.?? The fridge must be empty in order to be moved.?? This is a good time to clean out your fridge and throw out what you don???t want anymore.?? The coolers can be the last items loaded on the truck and the first to come off.
Being that the kitchen is the hardest room to pack up in a typical home, people often request a partial pack job.?? You can hire the professional packers to box up just your kitchen, if you choose.