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Wednesday, 05 November 2014 03:07

Packing Up Your Kitchen Ready For Your Move

Packing Up Your Kitchen Ready For Your Move

The kitchen is the heart of the home and if you are thinking about moving in Norfolk, Virginia, then you must know how to properly pack up your kitchen so that your new kitchen will be just as nice. Indeed, packing up your kitchen is very different from packing up any other room, mainly because of the huge variety of items that are found in there. Hence, let's take a look at some tips even before you contact a Norfolk moving company. These tips have been designed to make sure your move goes seamlessly and that none of your precious items get damaged during the process.

First of all, you will need to think of the packaging materials that are required to properly pack the various contents of your kitchen. The best movers Norfolk has to offer will be able to provide you with the right materials, but this may cost you more so you might want to get your own. You will need boxes for many of your items, but also a lot of materials to protect your breakable items such as your plates and glasses. You can purchase bubble wrap, but old newspapers may work as well. Additionally, you can also decide to pack many of your items together with your sheets, as these also offer a lot of protection. Do be careful, however, that you don't accidentally miss some of the items wrapped in the sheets when you come to unpack your items. Try to also keep things together as much as possible, such as your utensils in one box, your plates in another and your glasses in another. Finally, always be very careful to not over-pack your boxes. If they get too heavy, they become difficult to carry and there is the risk of the bottom suddenly giving out and the contents spilling out

Another very important element that you need to think about are your appliances. Even if you have decided to purchase new appliances, you will still need to think about how to dispose of your old appliances, such as your fridge, your cooker, your dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Many of these appliances have toxic elements in them, meaning you cannot simply leave them out there. Additionally, if you do bring them to your new house, you will generally have to move them in a certain position. Because of the weight of these appliances, some of the circuits can get damaged if they are placed the wrong way. Your Norfolk moving company will generally be able to advise you on how to transport these types of items. Alternatively, check the manual of the different appliances on how to properly disconnect the wires, etc. You should generally not have to pack up these items, although protecting them from scratches with a sheet could be beneficial.

 

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