1 – Choose, select and simplify
Before moving everything, choose the objects that you want to keep with you after the move and put away those you think may no longer serve you.
Make sure you leave the items you have decided to remove away from the moving boxes so you don’t accidentally pack them.
Explore every drawer and wall cabinet and try to be as selective as you can. With the objects you don’t want with you, you can make sales online of used or auctions even among friends. You can also think of simply giving the extra for you to acquaintances or friends.
2 – Prepare boxes with the essentials for when you will be left without a room (kitchen)
Put aside all that could be useful in the days when the kitchen will be packaged and ready for moving, and that will come in handy as: dishes, some cutlery, food and drinks (tea, coffee, etc.), tea towels, and soap for cleaning dishes etc …
– 5 Boxes with double thickness for heavy objects (18 x 18 x 28) : these have double walls and are perfect for the packaging of fragile objects, such as plates, glasses, goblets, wine and canisters.
– Rolls of paper for packaging: food, fragile and small items.
– Paper with bubbles (pluriball): buy a fairly long roll, save and you can use it for other rooms and objects if there is any.
– 5/8 boxes with separate compartments (18 x 18): this type of box is extremely useful for storing glasses, wine glasses, wines, liqueurs, squares, vases and tin boxes. Choose the size of the boxes well so that you can insert your items.
– 5 rolls of adhesive tape: you can use them to pack objects from other rooms as well. Colored markers and stickers: you will need them to label and mark contents and destination out of the boxes.
3- Package what is not frequently used
Start by packing those objects that are in the cabinets and drawers that you don’t open every day. Those that could contain: Vases, glassware, wine glasses, cake and biscuit molds, small appliances: (mixer, blender, mixer), cookbooks, extra tea towels, tablecloths, napkins, mats, etc. Special tools such as: containers for salt, sugar, pepper and various spices, placemats and trays. Forks, meat and fish tongs, plastic and wooden spoons etc … -Frames and squares.
4 – Pack wine, liqueurs or whatever is still closed
Wines and alcohol can be packaged first. Select the bottles you plan to open before the move or during the same and put them aside and pack the rest.
The other things that you will want to pack at that point could be bottles containing oil, vinegar, flavored oils, etc. Remember that often many objects can be bought again and avoid packing them and moving them to moving house. This operation would cost more than having them from scratch.