Moving Your Kitchen / Laundry Room


Once you know you're moving, you can begin packing your kitchen almost immediately. Start with your less-used serving dishes, seasonal items, and small appliances. Next, tackle your large serving bowls, tablecloths, and specialty pots and pans. Keep your everyday dishes for the last week before moving. You may even want to consider buying some disposable plates, cups, and utensils for those last few nights when everything is packed away.
Food Items
Use or dispose of all perishables before moving. You will also need to get rid of cleaning products and other kitchen chemicals. See our list of Items That Cannot Be Shipped. Boxed or canned goods should be packed in small boxes. Dispose of any open packages and wrap glass jars to prevent breakage during moving.
Don't risk moving food products during the summer. The inside of a moving van can reach 155 degrees.
China & Glassware
Wrap all pieces of china and glassware individually for moving. Using several sheets of clean paper, start from the corner, wrapping diagonally and continuously tucking in overlapping edges. A double layer of newsprint serves well as outer wrapping.

Flat China & Flat Glassware
Larger china and glass plates, platters and other flat pieces are excellent as the lowest layer in a dish pack.

You can make cardboard dividers to use between layers by cutting up small book cartons.
Bowls and Odd-shaped Items
Depending on their weight, these might be used for either the bottom or middle layers. Wrap the same way as flat plates.

Pots & Pans
Pots, pans, and similar items should be wrapped and packed in medium-size moving cartons. Depending on their weight, these might be used for either the bottom or middle layers.
Even when using a dish pack and cellular dividers, wrap china cups individually first, protecting handles with an extra layer of clean paper. Then, pack cups upside down. If not using cellular dividers, wrap cups individually first in a double layer of paper and place them upside down on rims in a row on an upper layer with all handles facing the same direction. Top off the layer with wadded newsprint.
Silver & Flatware
To protect silver pieces from tarnishing during moving, they should be completely enclosed in newsprint or plastic wrap. Hollow ware -- including bowls, tea sets, and serving dishes -- should be wrapped carefully like fragile items and packed like china.

Figurines and Other Delicate Items
Be sure the items are well protected with plenty of cushioning.

Small Appliances
Items such as clocks, small radios and other small appliances should be wrapped individually and packed in a moving carton cushioned with crushed paper.

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Pack your glass coffee pot, microwave carousel tray, and ceramic crock pot liner with your other glass/fragile items.

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You can make cardboard dividers to use between layers by cutting up small book cartons.
Pack cookbooks of the same general size together, in small book cartons.


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