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Moving Your Kitchen: What to Keep, What to Toss, What to Buy

Moving Your Kitchen: What to Keep, What to Toss, What to BuyThe kitchen is one of the most dreaded parts of the house to pack. With so many drawers, cabinets, nooks and crannies, it can feel like your packing progress has slowed to a crawl. Moving your kitchen doesn’t have to be all blood, sweat, and tears. In fact, most people approach the process entirely wrong. There are many items that need to be sold, donated, or trashed before even making it into a moving box. MyBekins is happy to share with you our kitchen moving secrets about what you need to keep, what to throw away, and what to purchase when moving your kitchen.

Keep It

No one wants to purchase something that they already have. When it comes to the things you use day-to-day, or high quality items that are not damaged, you will want to take those things with you. Some of these things include:

  • Appliances that you use on a regular basis including toasters, blenders, or mixers
  • Undamaged pots, pans, or oven dishes
  • Undamaged plates, bowls, and cups
  • Unopened imperishable food goods that are easy to pack (ie: cans, boxes of pasta)
  • Silverware
  • Cutting boards
  • Knife sets

Toss It

There are things in your kitchen that just aren’t worth the trouble of packing. Many kitchen items expire or degrade over time such as spices or baking supplies. Some things could even be dangerous to keep such as spoiled food, old batteries, or dirty sponges. Throw away the following:

  • Appliances that have not been used within the last four months
  • Damaged pots, pans, plates, bowls, or mugs
  • Mismatched Tupperware
  • Spatulas and wooden spoons
  • Opened or perishable food goods
  • Spices older than one year
  • Sponges, brushes, or cloths
  • Items in your kitchen’s “junk drawer”
  • Used batteries

Buy It

When you are moving to your new home, use this opportunity to get a fresh start on stocking your kitchen with things you actually use. You will be surprised how great a new set of undamaged kitchen items can feel. It is a nice treat to start out with kitchen items that are useful, clean, and new.

  • Minimum of eight plates, bowls, and saucers
  • Minimum of eight Coffee or tea mugs
  • Pots and pans
  • Tupperware
  • Spatulas, spoons, ladles
  • Spices
  • Perishable food
  • Baking supplies

Focusing on the items that you really need and getting rid of useless or damaged items can leave you with less to move. If you follow these simple parameters, we believe you will find that moving your kitchen is a snap.

For more tips, tricks, or assistance moving your home, contact the experts at myBekins. Call (877) 594-1187 today for your free moving quote.

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