Without any doubt, relocation can be a challenging experience if you have not planned for it. Even more worrisome, long-distance relocation requires more customization and secure packing. Tippet Richardson has been moving people since 1927, and we bring you some proven, time-tested tips and solutions that will help you in making your move go as smoothly as possible:

  • Getting ready for packing

Before you even begin packing, go through your belongings and sort them into two different stacks – keep and throw. While you would want to preserve and keep belongings in your kitchen like the fine china you got from your parents or the expensive wine glasses that you acquired on a trip, but the unused appliances could be left behind and removed.

Once you have segregated the stacks, you should analyze how much packing material you would need. You would need packing paper, packing tape, bubble wrap, newsprint, labelling markers and cushion blankets. You would also need different sizes of heavy-duty cushioned boxes, with different wrapping paper for different appliances and cutlery. While this may seem a lot to do, the most difficult and time-consuming task is packing. You will also have to consider that if you don’t pack your beloved belongings properly there are chances of them being permanently damaged.

We recommend that you choose established movers to help you with the packing and use the materials that they bring with them. Experienced movers know special packing techniques and are efficient and quick. Reputed movers, also provide removal services. When you decide to look for a mover, choose one who could provide you with removal services too and help you get rid of the things you don’t require.

  • Keep family heirlooms and valuables aside

Let your movers know that those items are precious to you. Experienced movers will pack them with extra caution and special wrapping techniques and mark them with the fragile tag so that they are not damaged in any part of the move. 

A reputed and experienced mover will take care of all the formalities for you, while also providing you with transit protection, which we highly recommend that you take. 

  • Cleaning the drawers

When your moving day is decided and your movers are coming to help you pack everything, prior to that you should clean up the cluttered drawers, especially that ‘catch-all junk drawer’ where things go when you don’t have a specific place for them. When you are cleaning them, you might end up disposing off some of that stuff. 

After you have dealt with the drawers, focus on things like cookbooks. Set them up in the box in a manner that makes sense to you, and if there is a specific one you utilize frequently, put it on the top for trouble-free access and let your mover know that they you have arranged them in a specific way. If you are planning to pack yourself, choose a specific area, bring all the materials there and be ready to put in a lot of time and effort. Be sure to read and look at packing materials and techniques, with which you should gain ample practice and mastery in before finally wrapping your beloved belongings.

  • Essentials’ box

In the days leading up to the relocation, try to consume anything in the fridge that is in a disposable container so that it can be packed away. A day or two before you relocate, everything should be ready to be packed up in the kitchen, not including the essentials box, which should just include what you need now, and what you will require instantaneously after the move. Make sure to not forget to keep a cooking pot or a pan for the essentials box.

  • Packing dishes

If you have hired an experienced mover they will bring specialized packing for crystal ware, mugs, glasses, and stemware. It is effortless for packing, and there is less possibility of damage utilizing specialized boxes. If you decide to do it yourself, be certain to balance the load so one end of the box is not heavier than the other, as it could be dropped to an uneven weight. Once again, make sure to not forget to save out a few dishes for the essentials box.

  • Clear the pantry

Before your move you will have to clean and move every item from the fridge so that the fridge doesn’t get mouldy. If there are any sealed non-perishable food items that you do not wish to move with you, we recommend that you donate them to a local food bank. Once everything is packed, we recommend you do a thorough search with your mover to make sure you haven’t nothing has been missed. Your mover should then take care of the whole process after it, from loading to transporting to unloading. A trusted mover will also help you with unpacking and storage if you require these services.

  • Key takeaways

Hopefully, you find these tips helpful when you decide to start packing your kitchen for a long-distance relocation. Moving can be stressful but following these tips can make your relocation go smoothly. We advice that you do your research before choosing your mover. Make sure that the mover has experience in these types of moves and is reputed in the industry, you can assess their experience by checking the number years they have been moving families. You can learn more about planning your move by clicking here.

If you are in search of professional long-distance movers, you can always count on Tippet Richardson. Since 1927, we have been helping families to relocate effortlessly. Tippet Richardson’s crews are trained to professionally pack heirlooms, high value, irregular items and all your household possessions whether they are from your kitchen or some other part of your home. It is this expertise that has synonymized Tippet Richardson as the trusted and friendly mover. Contact us today at +1 (416) 292-4555 and we would be happy to provide you with a free estimate!