In our last article, we gave tips on how to properly pack the following:
- Kitchen Tools
- Pots and pans
- Kitchen Gadgets
In this part, we’ll continue learning how to properly pack your kitchen ware, particularly your dinnerware and pantry.
How to pack your casual dinnerware before the move
You will most likely pack these last on your move, because you will still be needing them even the night before you leave. What does these include:
- Cereal bowls
- Coffee mugs
- Dinner and salad plates
These may not be as expensive as your gadgets, appliances and porcelain, but you still need to take extra caution when wrapping these items. Apply the necessary reinforcements, such as foam pouches and bubble wrap before packing them into their boxes.
Just like with porcelain and Chinaware, you may also use corrugated boxes and dish divider inserts as needed. These may be a bit tricky to use, but it will definitely save you money and headaches while keeping your mugs, bowls, and plates secure.
As an additional protection, you may further wrap these plates in packing paper or newspaper. Use the right size of foam pouch and layer it with bubble wrap before taping it for sealing.
Stack your mugs, bold and plates on top of one another while ensuring each divider is properly put into place. For added protection, one the top and bottom with packing paper. This will help protect it even if it gets knocked out.
Packing Your Pantry before the Move
You may not necessarily pack all of your pantry when moving to your new home, but in case you’ll bring some of your pantry goods then ensure it remains properly sealed up. Ensure none of it has leaks and punctures. Do so by wrapping the following in plastic wrap or plastic bags:
- Canned goods
- Bags of flour and sugar
- Other items
If these items are in jars, then wrap these fragile jars in bubble wrap. This will prevent it from leaking and breaking. For those pantry items you won’t bring with you during the move, it is best to donate these.
White Glove Movers is proud member of Move for Hunger. Rather than put these food into waste, bring these to good news. Donate your unopened and non-perishable food items. Let us pack these for you and deliver them to the local food pantry to help feed local families who are suffering from food insecurity.
These items include:
- Baby Food/Formula
- Dry Beans
- Flour and Cereal
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Canned goods
- Fruits and vegetables
- Stews, soups, beans, tuna and meat