Does moving seem easy? Maybe. But have you actually been through a move? Most people think about the whole process as something that is fairly straightforward. However, when they try to do it by themselves, they often fall short. Not only is it tedious, but it can be downright challenging. Why? Well, partly because people underestimate how much effort goes into it, and partly because they are not prepared to do it properly.
Today we are going to talk specifically about how you can move your kitchen without going absolutely crazy. The thing is that the kitchen is one of the places that is the hardest to move because of how much there is to consider. It is not a cakewalk for sure! So stick with us and learn how to handle your kitchen move properly!
Tip #1: Know What You Are Moving
Do you know how many items you have in your kitchen? Perhaps not. But it is worse than you think. You likely have a lot of things you don’t need and should actually throw out. For example, there are things way past their “use before” date.
A lot of people also have nearly empty containers that are just hanging around in the corners of the cupboards. Such things create the impression that you have a lot to move, but it isn’t actually so. That is why before you go on filling your plastic moving boxes as much as possible, first figure out what you should keep and what should be thrown out!
Tip #2: Packing Can Make Or Break The Move
We often talk about how important packing is. It is one of the things that people neglect and then they regret it, when things get damaged, break or get lost. If you don’t want something like this to happen to you, learn a bit about packing.
The main thing you have to know is that not all packing supplies are created equal. Find something that will actually work, rather than looking for the cheapest option out there. It will also do you good to get sturdy containers to put your items in, especially kitchen appliances. Speaking of them…
Tip #3: Appliances Matter… The Most!
The problem with moving your kitchen is that this is perhaps the place with the biggest appliances in your home. You have a refrigerator that is often quite big, but there is also the oven, a microwave, often a dishwasher and some people have washing machines as well.
Moving these appliances can be tough. Do not overestimate your skills and capabilities. You will definitely need the help of a couple of friends at least, especially for the bigger units. Actually, the honest recommendation would be to get professionals to help you with your move. After all, they are trained to carry these things out anyway, so why not trust them? In the end this will save you some time, headaches and your things will be kept safe.