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Are Large Sized Boxes Best For Packing A Kitchen?

Moving house and packing up your belongings before the removal day is a long and difficult task. When you consider all of the possessions in your home that will need packing up, and how long it will take to organise, this can seem very daunting.

Planning the removal date will consist of hiring the right removal company or hiring the right sized lorry or van, along with buying the packaging materials that you will need to help you move too. When it comes to picking which extra large boxes for moving house you are going to need and how many you are going to need; this is also hard to work out.

Here at Packing Solution we specialise in packaging for moving house and we have many years of experience within the removals industry too, so we are able to advise on the very best and most useful types of packaging for the purpose of moving home or office in the UK. Packing up a kitchen is one of the hardest rooms of your house, with so many delicate items such as glasses and plates and a lot of things in general from all the cupboards.

There are many different sized objects in your kitchen too, which makes things even more challenging, as they can range from tiny cutlery to a large oven or fridge.

So how exactly do you pack a kitchen and are large boxes for moving best for packing a kitchen?
  • The biggest objects from your kitchen, such as a fridge, freezer, oven or microwave will not need to be put into boxes. You can move those on their own, as they will weigh far too much. You will certainly need a lot of strong men or a sack truck to shift such large and heavy objects.

  • All of the other objects will need to go into boxes. This includes all of the cooking equipment such as pots and pans and trays, which will definitely require large sized boxes to fit them into.

  • Smaller objects will also need to go into boxes, such as cutlery, glasses and mugs, as well as the medium sized objects such as plates and bowls. Again if you use larger boxes you can fit more into each box.

  • The benefits of using large boxes for moving house are that you can fit more into each box which can save you time and you know that the larger objects will fit into them as well. You will certainly need some large boxes for packing a kitchen.

  • The downside of using large boxes is that they can become extremely heavy when full. This makes them harder to carry and it also increases the risk of breakage and them being dropped. If you piled up a lot of delicate glasses into a large box, the weight of the glasses on top of one another could be enough to make them crack and break. We therefore recommend that for the most delicate things in your kitchen you should use medium sized boxes instead, along with lots of bubble wrap and packing tissue paper.

  • You should wrap each delicate plate, bowl, glass and mug in two layers of bubble wrap as well as putting tissue paper around them first to protect from scratches. You should fill the inside of glasses with bubbles too which will provide extra strength from within. It can be a good idea to buy cardboard dividers to put inside of the boxes to hold the glasses and mugs in place too, which will stop them moving around and breaking.

  • Generally speaking you should therefore use a range of different sized boxes for packing up a kitchen, with some medium sized and some large removal boxes too. Ten of each should be good enough, or five large and fifteen medium if you are carrying them yourself and want to be extra careful.

  • Remember not to pack up your food from the fridge until the moment you are leaving your home to go to the new home so that your food doesn’t go off. Do not pack food too early.

  • Large packing boxes for moving house should measure approximately 61 x 45 x 45cm and a medium sized box should measure approximately 45 x 30 x 30cm. This is a general rule of thumb to fit the optimum amount of objects into each box while enabling them to be carried easily. Always use strong double walled boxes for moving, as they will hold a heavier weight without breaking and they can be stacked on top of one another easily too.
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