How To Pack A Kitchen For Moving

Getting ready for your move? Not sure where to start packing? Our Jacksonville moving team can help guide you through packing each room, starting here with how to pack a kitchen for moving. Our experienced movers will show you the kitchen packing tips they’ve learned since Established Moving and Storage started in 1993. 

Packing all your kitchen items can be challenging if not approached properly. Let’s think of the items you’ll need to carefully pack:

  • Appliances
  • Dinnerware
  • Silverware
  • Pots and Pans
  • Food

It is easy to avoid any mistakes and pack your kitchen quickly. 

How to Pack Kitchen Items

Our residential movers can share their kitchen packing tips with you item by item. Let’s get started!


If you plan on bringing your appliances with you, packing them can be intimidating. We recommend using their original boxes and packing if you have them. If not, don’t worry. We have plenty of packing supplies and moving boxes. Make sure your appliances are cleaned and have any small, loose, or fragile items removed. Wrap those pieces in bubble wrap and use layers of newspaper before putting them into the box. Start by boxing the appliances first, then adding these small, additional items.


Dinner and Silverware

how to pack plates

When packing silverware and dinnerware, start with a few layers of bubble wrap or packing paper on the bottom of the box. Individually wrap each plate, bowl, glass, or mug, with thin layers of bubble wrap in between each dish. When it comes to silverware, having it loose and all over the place may be annoying. Putting a rubber band around each type (spoons, forks, knives) will help you stay organized and keep them together. Then you can add the silverware to the protected dinnerware or to a shoebox on their own.

Pots and Pans

Our Jacksonville full-service moving company even has tips for packing your pots and pans. Use your biggest pan or pot to guide you to the size moving box you’ll need. Once you have your box, stack the pots and pans on top of each other and wrap any lids you have. Make sure these also fit into your box securely. 


Moving is a great way to declutter your pantry. Sift through what you have and toss or donate what won’t last during the move. For the food that you want to keep, get a cooler or grocery totes, if needed, to keep the items together and organized. 

Contact Us

The intricacy of packing a kitchen is a great example of why it pays to hire full-service movers! If you are ready to start your moving process, contact us, and we will be there every step of the way.  


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