Kitchens are often challenging to pack when relocating to a new residence. From cooking equipment to dinnerware, there are various items that people purchase for their kitchens.

If you want to ensure that your items arrive undamaged at the next destination, you must learn the proper packing procedures. This article will provide some helpful tips for moving items in your kitchen. 

Chairs & Tables

When moving kitchen chairs or tables, you should always add a layer of protection for transport. A moving blanket will help to protect the furniture from scratches and keep them in good condition throughout the relocation. Without any protection, your items could shift in the back of the moving truck and damage your items. 

Plates and Glasses

Plates are often damaged during a relocation due to improper packing from the owner. Fragile glass plates require multiple layers of packing paper to reduce the impact of the move. Along with plates, your glasses should be protected properly with packing paper or a bubble roll to ensure they arrive safely.


While silverware is not as fragile as glass plates, they still require adequate protection to ensure they aren't damaged or lost during the move. Keep your silverware packed in a small and secure box. For additional security, you can wrap the silverware in small groups to improve their security and keep the items organized. 

Cookware & Small Kitchen Appliances

Secure small kitchen appliances in their original boxes if you still have them. The original boxes offer proper support and protection during the shipment of your items. If you don't have the original boxes, you can use small or mid-size boxes with padding. Some common small kitchen appliances you should pack properly are:

  • Blender
  • Coffeemaker
  • Mixer

Food Pantry

The canned and boxed items in your food pantry can be donated to the local food bank in your area. If you don't have time to eat everything before moving day, there are charities who would be thankful for your donation. However, you cannot donate perishable or open food items to charitable organizations.

Items in Refrigerator

Leading up to the moving day, you should try to empty the refrigerator of all food items. Residential movers will not accept perishable food items, so you must eat or dispose of them. However, if you are moving locally, you can bring some refrigerated items in a cooler and transfer them to your fridge at the new residence. 

Flammable & Combustible Items

Avoid making a hazardous environment for the movers by keeping any flammable or combustible items out of the moving truck. In the kitchen, the most common combustible items are fire extinguishers. Additionally, you should properly dispose of any flammable liquids found in the kitchen. If you are unsure if an item is safe for transport, consult with your moving provider.

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