As Perth removals specialists, we’re often asked about packing pots and pans. While your pots may seem sturdy, you’re likely to discover that once you start packing, they can be vulnerable to dents and scratches. We’ve spoken to more than a few homeowners who have ruined their pans by improper packing when moving. Fortunately, if you’re considering removals in Perth, you can benefit from our expertise in this area to keep your pots and pans in great condition.
Choose Which Pots and Pans You’ll be Moving
As with every other area of your home, it is worth taking some time to sort through your kitchen cupboards to decide which pots and pans you’ll be taking to your new home. This is an opportunity to dispose of that battered old pot that you never use, or that rusty pan that has been cluttering up the back of your cupboard. This will not only save you time and energy during the move, but it will help you to keep your new kitchen nice and neat.
Clean and Dry Before Packing
Moving can be a frantic time, but it is still worth taking some time to give all your pans and pots a good clean. Your items will need to be thoroughly dry before you start packing, so try to wash each item the day before to allow drying overnight on a rack. Even on a short move, moisture can cause damage inside your kitchen boxes, and if you’re planning a long distance move, you could be at risk of mould.
Taking some time to clean your pots is also an opportunity to inspect for any signs of damage.
Use High Quality Packing Materials
While it may be tempting to gather packing materials for as little cost as possible, in this instance, you get what you pay for. Old boxes from the grocery store and old newspaper can put your items at risk of damage, so it is worth investing in moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and good quality tape.
Have a Designated Packing Space
The key to efficient packing is to have a designated area, and this is especially important when packing bulky items such as pots and pans. You should clean the area and have all your packing materials nearby, so you can concentrate on the task.
With a large, flat area, you can lay out your packing materials and nest your pots and pans to maximise space. Just be sure to place a layer of padding between your pans to prevent the surfaces from being scratched.
Don’t Forget to Label
Finally, don’t forget to label up your boxes to show that not only are these kitchen boxes, but they contain your pans. While your pans may seem sturdy, you don’t want to put them at risk of damage by putting a box on top of them. Proper labelling will also make unpacking easier, as setting up your new kitchen can be a complicated project. Making sure all of your kitchen boxes are accurately labelled will make it easier to start unpacking and prepare that first meal in your new home after a long day of moving.
If you are interested in saving money and cheap removals, Perth residents should speak to us. When it comes to removals in Perth, we should be your first port of call and the Emmanuel Transport team are ready to help make your move easier.