How to Pack Your Kitchen for Moving

The kitchen is perhaps the most difficult room to pack when you are shifting home. It can be overwhelming to see the small items, food items, cupboards and drawers of varying sizes and shapes. Also, you cannot think of donating or giving away things as you will need nearly everything from your kitchen in your new home.

Thankfully, there is a way to pack your kitchen without getting stressed and frustrated.

Packing Supplies

Make sure you have packing supplies and tools handy so that you can pack without a hassle. Get an adequate number of large and medium boxes. Use the large ones for hard and lightweight items, like plastic, small appliances, and baking tins. Use the medium boxes for pots, pans, pantry items, and other heavier items in the kitchen.

Also, get heavy-duty boxes to pack fragile items, like glasses, plates, and wine decanters. Get unprinted news wrap sheets for delicate and breakable items. Don’t forget packing labels to label each box so that you know what it contains. You will also need sealing tape to close the boxes after you finish packing them.

Essentials Box

Create an essentials box with all the necessary items, like soap, cutlery, plates, dishes, coffee maker, toaster, dishtowel, and cleaner for the first few days in your new home. This box will keep you going until you unpack and settle in.

Infrequently Used Items

Things that you will not use on a daily basis should be packed first. So, think of wine glasses, vases, crystal items, cookbooks, baking trays, pie pans, and food storage containers. Also, put in ladles, tongs, mallets, and wall hangings.

Items from Drawers and Shelves

Begin packing items from the messiest drawer first. That way, you will be able to keep aside anything that you no longer use. Remember, any items that you have not used for the last six months are superfluous, and you can donate or get rid of them.


Check with movers in Sonoma County the correct way to pack large appliances. Do this 24 hours before your actual move so that you have ample time to disconnect and ensure that the appliances are packed and ready for the movers. This way, you minimize the risk of breakage and poor packing.

Pantry Items

Place pantry items in the same box. Of course, depending on the items and things you have, you could end up using more than one box. Always place the larger items at the bottom, and the smaller ones at the top. Make sure you use sufficient news wrap paper to keep everything snug.

There you have it – some quick tips to pack your kitchen for moving! You can also get in touch with movers in Sonoma County to get more kitchen packing tips. At Schultz Brothers Van & Storage, Inc, we have one of the most experienced crews with over 100 years of industry experience offering a wide range of services with flexibility based on customer needs. Contact us at (707) 546-1616for a no-obligation quote!