For a lot of people moving seems straightforward. There shouldn’t be much to it, right? What do you need to do other than pack up and get a couple of friends to help you load a truck? Well, maybe there are things you have not considered!
While there are certainly rooms in your home, which do not need much thought, the kitchen is not one of those. Actually, properly moving your kitchen may be quite taxing on you and your nerves, especially if you do not know what you are doing. That is because most kitchen items are not generic and “static”, but include a lot of specific objects, such as kitchen appliances, detergents, sharp objects, etc.
In today’s article we are going to tell you how you can conduct a kitchen move without much worries. As Chicago movers we have a lot of experience with this kind of tasks, so you are going to get tips straight out of the source. Let’s get going!
Tip #1: Do An Inventory Check
Before you go on with packing everything, first try to make an inventory list. This will help you determine whether or not there are certain items, which you need to move, or you may actually throw them out. For example, you may have expired foods in the cupboards, or nearly empty containers with dish soap, seasoning or something else.
An inventory check allows you to get rid of the things you may fail to consider otherwise. This not only makes the move much easier, but also cheaper, since you won’t have to pay for moving something you do not even need!
Tip #2: Consider Disassembly
A lot of kitchens nowadays have dining places with a few chairs and a table. This is fine, but it also takes quite a lot of space when it is set up. If you do not want to waste space on the truck, you should consider disassembling these items. However, if you have purchased them assembled, they may be bolted together or even glued, which will be a problem. Only go on with disassembling if you know what you are doing.
Tip #3: Learn About Moving Kitchen Appliances
Your kitchen is often the place that has the biggest appliances and it has a lot of them. You may have an oven, a dishwasher, and even a washing machine. Then you also have small electric appliances that can still cause some problems if they are not packed correctly.
Go online and learn a bit about how to pack and move these types of items if you do not want to damage them. This will save you tons of headaches down the line, even if you end up spending an hour or two researching best practices.
Bonus Tip: Hire Movers To Do It All
Some may say we are biased, but think about it – do you rather spend days researching how to conduct a move, then going to buy the right supplies, then worrying about actually doing everything right… Or do you prefer professionals to handle it in a fraction of that time? It may even come out cheaper in the end.
Whatever you choose, we wish you have a successful move!