Are you getting ready to move? As you walk around your house, you may see that some rooms seem less intimidating than others to pack. One of the rooms that tends to be the most intimidating is the kitchen. What makes the kitchen a bear to pack? Kitchens usually have shelves upon shelves of dishes, glassware, cups, silverware, etc. The heavy appliances and various cooking gadgets can also be cumbersome to pack.


Know you don’t have to do this all by yourself. Ed’s Moving & Storage, a moving company near Tacoma and Seattle, would love to help you remove the stress from packing your kitchen, as well as packing the items in the rest of your home. Below are some tips on how you can go about packing up your kitchen.


●        The Heavy Stuff

Some of the heaviest items in your kitchen to move will be your appliances. Lifting appliances on your own might seem impossible. The best thing to do for appliances is to allow professional movers and packers to take care of this for you. The staff at Ed’s Moving & Storage has both the strength and endurance needed to move appliances. Our team can move your stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, and any other appliances you have. When needed, we’ll use high-end equipment to protect the safety of our employees.


●        Don’t Break the Dinnerware

We want your dinnerware to make it in one piece through your move. What you pack your dinnerware in will most likely determine whether it will survive the move.


You’ll need bubble wrap or packing paper as well as strong boxes or containers. At the bottom of the box or container, place not only one but two layers of bubble wrap or packing paper. Before placing the dinnerware in the box or container, wrap each piece with a layer of bubble wrap or packing paper. As you stack the dishes one by one, place a piece of bubble wrap or paper in between every third dish. If you have a piece that is extra fragile, such as stemmed wine glasses, you can use t-shirts to wrap each one, which will not only protect the item, but it will save you money since purchasing extra bubble wrap can be expensive.


●        All the Silverware

You’ll never look at silverware the same once you have to pack it because it can be a headache to keep together during your move. What can help is to sort your silverware by the function and type. Once sorted, group the types of silverware together with rubber bands. Avoid tape, as you will regret it once it comes time to unpack. Also, avoid the urge to put your silverware in a large box with everything else. Instead, use a smaller long box. A shoe box is a great choice for packing silverware. Place all of your silverware in the same box so it will be easier to locate when the time comes to unpack.


●        Pots and Pans of All Sizes

The handles on pots and pans allow for functionality when cooking, and those same handles become a challenge when packing. Most handles can be removed from pots and pans, but we don’t recommend you do this because it ends up being more work than necessary. Keep the handles on and find a bigger box to pack your pots and pans in. Instead of stacking pots and pans on top of one another, place them in the box horizontally and diagonally. You’ll know you have the right sized box if you’re able to close the lid. Another trick is to keep the pots together and the pans together. Separating the two will create space.


Our Professional Moving Company is Here to Help

One of the best decisions you can make when you are moving is to hire a professional moving company to do the work for you. Yes, there is an investment you’ll need to make to hire someone to help you, and the payoff of saving not only your energy but also your time will be worth it. Your items are valuable and some of them are delicate, and the professionals are here to make sure everything makes it to your new home in one piece.


Ed’s Moving & Storage not only offers transportation services, we also offer complete packing services. We are an affordable and dependable choice for homeowners near Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. To get your move scheduled today, call us at (253) 581-2446, or send a message to us at We look forward to working with you!