When you’re getting ready for a long distance move, packing your belongings may be one of the tricky tasks that you just want to get over with. In order to finish packing as soon as possible, some tips and tricks might come in handy, which is why we’ve decided to help you. When it comes to packing pots and pans, in particular, you might be tempted to think that plastic bags are the right way to go, but we are here to warn you that that’s only the case for local moving. Otherwise, it is best to use moving boxes. But, what else should you know? Here are some major steps that you should follow:
- Gather packing supplies
Whatever it is that you need wrapped, before you get down to the actual packing, you need to make sure that you have all the necessary packing supplies. So, pots and pans are no exception, which means the first thing you should do is collect enough moving boxes, packing paper, and packing tape.
- Lay the boxes with packing paper
Before you put a single item in the moving box, it is of utmost importance that you first make sure that it won’t get damaged during the transportation. How do you do that? It’s easy – you just need to put some paper at the bottom of each box.
- Stack pots and pans
These kitchen items can be somewhat bulky sometimes, which is why we suggest that you stack them before packing so as to save some precious space. If possible, stack them in groups of three, putting smaller pots inside the larger ones and leaving the lids on the side, as these can be wrapped separately.
- Pay special attention to breakables
In case you own some glass lids, for instance, do not forget to pack them with utmost care. We suggest that you use dish towels or cloths for your fragile items, as these will cushion them better than packing paper would.
- Wrap in the newsprint
Once you’ve managed to nest a few pots inside one another, place one bundle at the time on a large piece of newsprint, bringing its corners up so as to wrap the entire set. Then, use the tape to seal it tightly.
- Fill the boxes
When you’re sure you’ve protected all the pots and pans adequately, it’s time to place them in the moving boxes. At this point, it is important to remember to fill all the empty places so that there’s no room for shuffling once the boxes are in the van. You can always use sponges, cloths, and dish towels to fill in the holes.
- Label the boxes
Finally, do not forget to label all the containers with kitchen items inside so that your movers know to be careful with them when loading and unloading.
We hope that this guide will help you pack your pots and pans without any trouble. For more moving and packing tips, do not hesitate to contact Trico Long Distance Movers.