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Moving Tips: How to Pack the Kitchen Efficiently

Moving Tips: How to Pack the Kitchen Efficiently

The kitchen is probably the toughest room you will need to pack when you are moving into a new residence. It is full of bulky, weirdly shaped, and fragile items, many of which are quite pricey. Thus, it's also a job that needs its proper attention and utmost care so mistakes and shattered dishes can be avoided when you open the moving boxes in your new place. That is why our professional Canada movers gathered these simple tips that will help you in making sure your kitchen items are safe as you move them into your new home.

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It goes without saying that moving house is a perfect time to declutter and identify your essentials. This step is especially important especially if you are downsizing or if you want to start fresh with a decluttered kitchen in your new home. If something no longer works and won't be needed in your new home, toss it. You don’t want to unpack dirty kitchenware plus, it saves you on packing work. 

Gather your materials

Make sure you have the right packing supplies such as sturdy moving boxes in different sizes, cardboard dividers, a good amount of packing paper and bubble wrap or other cushioning materials and a marker for labelling the boxes. Remember, there are a lot of fragile items in your kitchen, so it’s advisable to invest in your packing supplies to secure each item throughout the moving process.  

Prepare a box of essential

Set aside the things that you'll need right before and after you've moved. Each family member should have basic kitchen items like plate cups, forks, spoons, dishcloth, tea towel, hand soap, detergent and paper towels. You can also include a toaster and a coffee maker as well as some bottled water. 

Packing the boxes

If you have already gathered all the necessary packing supplies, it's time to get down to the actual packing.


We all know that dishes are prone to breaking, as they are fragile and often heavy. When packing them, go for a box specifically made for packing dinnerware. Make sure to wrap each item properly and use a good amount of packing paper or bubble wraps to secure them. Remember to put the heaviest items first at the bottom of the box.

Pots and pans

You will need medium boxes for your pots and pans. When packing them be sure to place wrap each pot individually using a crumpled paper or packing peanuts for extra safety and to avoid any scratches to your pots and pans. Seal the box and label it clearly (Kitchen Pots and Pans)


For knives, wrap them in at least three layers of packing paper or wrap them using a hand towel with the sharp points or blades faces in one direction. Place it in a box and label it properly so you'll be aware of what's inside and for you to carefully unpack the box. 

Food items

Remember that your home mover won't transport perishable food items. So plan your meals and use up as much food as you can. Use up all your perishable food supplies and throw away those that are past the expiration date.

For your non-perishables like pasta, canned goods, unopened food packages etc, consider donating them to your local food bank.  


Microwaves, bread mixers, blender, toaster oven, and air fryer. are best packed in their original boxes. If not, look for durable boxes slightly larger than the appliances with a generous amount of bubble wrap or packing paper. Make sure each appliance is clean and dry before placing it in the box. 

Moving soon? Need help packing and moving your precious and fragile kitchen items? You should visit Top Move. Just submit one delivery request, along with the important details - item/s to move, number and dimension of the item/s, pick-up and delivery address, date of when you need the service and Top Move will reach out to Canada's reliable and efficient moving companies that can handle all your moving needs and requirements.

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