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How to Pack Your Kitchen

Kitchen Packing 101

Packing kitchen items can be a daunting task for the inexperienced, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back. When learning how to pack your kitchen properly, you must begin with proper cardboard containers (boxes). Due to the fragile nature of most of the items in this room we advise the use of a special box called a “Dish Pack” which is double-walled and stronger than the other boxes giving you additional protection. These boxes are particularly useful for packing dishes and packing glasses.



Studio/Student Apartment 1 Dishpack Box
1-2 Bedroom House 2-3 Dishpack Boxes
3-4 Bedroom House 4-5 Dishpack Boxes
4+ Bedroom House 5+ Dishpack Boxes


It is of particular importance to use paper padding as much as possible when packing kitchen items. When packing pots and pans, for example, we are hoping to prevent damage to the other items within the box, not just the heavy pots and pans.

Packing silverware and knives is fairly easy, though you should be sure to wrap the sharp points thoroughly.

Your fridge items should be packed in a cooler, if possible, depending on how far and long you are traveling. Another option is to throw out what’s left but the best option is to use it all before the move. If you are unsure if you will be able to unpack it before it expires, don’t pack it at all.


Do not be conservative when using your Packing paper!  Also, if you have breakable items, label the box “fragile”. However, like cuss words, the word’s effectiveness and power dampens with overuse. That is all for now. Good luck and happy packing.

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