The kitchen is always the most challenging room in the house to move. The endless shelves of dishes, heavy appliances, and numerous gadgets that you have no idea where to put can drive any homeowner crazy. Ed’s Moving & Storage can help you with the kitchen, as well as other rooms in the house. We provide full packing services for home and business owners in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Below, we give some tips below on how to pack up your kitchen simply and efficiently.


Lifting and Moving Appliances

Instead of lifting the appliances yourself, the best option is to leave it to professionals who have the experience and the tools necessary to lift and transfer them. Our staff of professional movers has the strength and endurance necessary to pack and move heavy appliances such as stoves, dishwashers, refrigerators and other items. We use high-end equipment and tools to help us along the way.


Careful With the Dinnerware

Place two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper at the bottom of the box or container. Wrap each piece of dinnerware with a thin layer of packing paper and stack each dish one at a time in the box, adding an extra layer of bubble wrap or paper in between every three dishes. For extremely fragile items such as wine glasses and coffee mugs, wrap them individually in T-shirts or tank tops and save the expense of extra bubble wrap.



Silverware is a headache to assemble and keep together during a move. We can help you make the process easier by sorting the silverware according to function and type. Group the types using rubber bands. Do not use tape. You’ll regret it later. Instead of throwing the silverware in a large box with everything else, try dedicating it to a smaller long box such as a shoe box. Keep as much of it together as possible. It will be easier to find when you’re unpacking.


Small and Large Pots and Pans

Pots and pans are always a challenge due to the handles. Although it may be tempting to remove the handles to create more space, we recommend that you simply find a bigger box. Place the pot or pan in the box horizontally and diagonally. If you can close the lid after stacking the pots and pans, the box is big enough. Try packing the pots and pans separately. It will create more space for both.


Hire a Professional Moving Company

The best choice you can when moving is to hire a company to do it for you. Sure you’ll spend a little more, but you’ll save much more in time and energy. Your items will also be safer with residential movers who have had years of experience moving valuable and delicate household items. Ed’s Moving & Storage offers complete packing and transportation services for homeowners in Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. You can depend on us for affordable rates and fast, dependable services. To schedule a move date, call us at (253) 581-2446, or you can message us at