5-Steps Process To Enable An Efficient Kitchen Packing

5-Steps Process To Enable An Efficient Kitchen Packing

At every house move, one section of the house that takes a long time to pack and unpack is the kitchen. Not only is it a highly utilised area where we store our snacks, water, and food, but all sorts of items of various shapes and sizes can be found there. Hence, it is often the last place most homeowners pack when moving to their new home, and it should be.

To help you achieve an efficient and fuss-free moving process, we have compiled a 5-steps process.

1. Start by disposing of “no longer used” items

Give away. Recycle. Dispose.

The kitchen is a notorious place to find stored items that are no longer in use, such as the blender that ended up not being used or the cracked plate that we do not want to throw away because of sentimental value. Moving to your new home is the best opportunity for you to get rid of certain items that you would not use.

If you have not been using the item for the past year, chances are you will not use them at your new home. Packing them into your boxes will only take up additional space. So, free yourself of the hassle and either give them away to someone who needs them or clear them if they are not working.

2. Packing paper is key

When moving to their new place, many homeowners would stock up on cardboard boxes. However, another element that you should consider is packing paper, which serves as a buffer and additional protection. Most homeowners would use newspapers to wrap up small, fragile items, such as plates and bowls. However, it is not the best choice.

The reason is printed newspaper leaves behind markings on your items, which is unsightly and unhygienic, even more so when water seeps through the boxes and newspaper for unknown reasons. Proper packing paper protects your items as they are sturdier and thicker.

3. Packing itinerary is a must

Similar to how we all plan for our travel itinerary, we, too, need to approach our kitchen packing the same way, moving from least-used to most-used items. Having a well-planned travel itinerary allows us to spread our kitchen packing process.

You may start by packing the least-used items, such as cake stands and display kitchenware. You then move on to the semi-frequent items, such as tea sets, trays, cookbooks, and extra plates. With an impending move, there is less chance you will have guests over to your home. Finally, as you move closer to your moving day, you can then pack the rest of the kitchen, leaving only enough for your family.

4. Pay attention to every individual item

The kitchen is the place in the house where items are multi-natured. Every item in the kitchen needs specific attention. For example, you need to ready your fridge before moving, plates have to be wrapped individually rather than wrapping them as a whole, and wine bottles must be packed individually too. Engaging professional moving services in Singapore ensures that your items are properly and carefully packed.

5. Do not forget about perishable food items

Due to safety and health reasons, most moving companies will not move perishable food items, such as meat, milk, bread, and fruits. Hence, to avoid food wastage, try to avoid getting groceries as the big day nears. Consume as much as possible whatever food you may have in your cupboard or fridge.

If there is still a lot left, you might want to pack them into insulated boxes on the day of moving. To make your unpacking process easier, you can categorise them into urgent and less urgent items.


Moving can be a stressful process. However, with proper planning, it can be made more efficient and fuss-free. Additionally, finding the right moving company can ensure that every step is taken care of properly.

JC Movers offers not only house moving services but also furniture removal and disposal, as well as office relocation movers services. Whether you are moving to a new office space or home, do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment as soon as possible!

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