How to Pack Pots and Pans for Moving
Moving can be a stressful time, especially if you have a lot of things to pack up. It pays to be as organized and thoughtful as possible to ensure that all of your valuables arrive safely at your new residence. Pots and pans may seem easy to pack, but if they aren’t done properly you could end up with a lot of cracked and damaged items. Here are some tips to help you pack your pots and pans for a successful move:
Things You Will Need
- Packing Materials: You will need plenty of bubble wrap and plenty of packing paper.
- Boxes: Use strong boxes that are stackable and able to contain the items without breaking the boxes down.
- Wrap each individual item in bubble wrap. Make sure to secure it tightly, using either tape or elastic bands. The bubble wrap will help to protect the items from bumps and scratches.
- Place the wrapped items in individual packs of packing paper and seal them shut. Place tape on all the edges of the paper so that the items do not fall out when carrying them.
- Place the packs in a box and fill the space between the packs with more wadded up packing paper. This will keep the items from moving around and getting damaged.
- Fill empty spots and corners of the box with other heavy items such as books, clothing or bedding to keep the items in place.
- Close the box, using plenty of tape, and mark the box with a label indicating it contains pots and pans.
- Put the box in your truck or van and make sure it is placed towards the front anywhere there is some extra space. Avoid putting heavy items on top of it.
- It’s important to use thick and strong boxes to contain the items securely. Avoid using boxes with holes in them.
- Don’t pack items too tightly, as this can cause them to become deformed or scratched.
- Use a marker to write the name of the items on each pack and on the box.
Packing your pots and pans correctly can be a tough task, but it’s well worth the effort when you unpack everything and find that your items are in the same condition as when you left them. Taking a few extra minutes to safely secure and pack your pots and pans will save you from a lot of headache in the long run.