Unpacking your kitchen after a move can be a daunting task. But with proper planning and organization, it can be a seamless transition. Your kitchen is the heart of your home and setting it up correctly can make the rest of the unpacking process a breeze. In this post, we’ll give you seven useful tips for unpacking your kitchen after a move so that you can get back to cooking and entertaining as quickly as possible. 

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1 – Create a plan 

Before you start unpacking, create a plan. You can start by labeling your boxes according to kitchen areas like appliances, glassware, pantry, and utensils. This way, you can easily locate the boxes when you start unpacking. Also, create a list of the items you’ll need in your kitchen and arrange them in order of importance. That way, you can start with the essential items and work your way down to the lesser-used items. 

2 – Sanitize the area 

Get your new kitchen ready for use by giving it a thorough cleaning first. Prior to unpacking and putting away your items, make sure to clean your cabinets, drawers, and surfaces. You can never be too sure who has used your kitchen before you, so disinfecting your space can help ensure a clean, sanitary area for food preparation and entertaining guests. Plus, this will save you time in the long run since you won’t have to do another deep cleaning anytime soon. 

3 – Find a home for larger appliances first 

Begin unpacking and arranging larger appliances first, such as the refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. Make sure the refrigerator is plugged in at least two hours before you start loading it with food. This way, it will be cool enough to keep your perishables fresh. Once these larger items are in place, nestle smaller appliances like microwaves, blenders, and coffee makers where they make sense. With everything in its new home, you can fill in the gaps with ease.  

4 – Unpack and organize glassware and dishes 

Unpack your glassware and dishes and organize them in cabinets. Avoid stacking them too high, as it can be difficult to retrieve items when needed. Organize them by frequency of use, with daily dishes and glasses within easy reach. For example, put coffee mugs near the coffee maker.   

5 – Put utensils and smaller kitchen tools in their proper place 

Make your kitchen feel organized and efficient by storing your utensils and small tools in drawers. Use this drawer organizer from Amazon to keep like items together and within reach. No more rummaging around for measuring cups and spoons or hunting down a cutting board. Keep everything in its proper place for a more functional, streamlined kitchen experience.   

6 – Simplify your life by sorting pantry items 

Unpack and organize pantry items according to different categories, such as cereals, spices, pasta, and sauces. You can use labeled bins or baskets to organize individual items, making it easy to find what you need without rifling through a cluttered pantry.  

7 – Consider space-saving organizers 

If you’re dealing with limited counter and cabinet space, consider installing space-saving organizers or hooks on your walls for pots and pans. This will free up valuable storage and pantry space in no time. Don’t forget to also take advantage of your lazy susan (a rarity these days) and the convenient bottom drawer on your oven/stove – perfect for storing baking sheets and muffin tins.  

Settle into your kitchen in no time 

Unpacking your kitchen can be a daunting task, but with these seven tips, it can be an easy and stress-free experience. Remember to clean and plan ahead, organize items according to their use and frequency, and use drawer and pantry organizers to save time and make your kitchen more efficient. By following these tips, you’ll be able to settle into your new home with a fully functional kitchen in no time! 

WayForth, a moving company, can help you or a family member with our comprehensive solutions including downsizing, packing and settling into a new home. We’ll even coordinate donation runs, so you don’t have to take time out of your busy schedule! Contact our moving professionals today at 1.844.WAYFORTH.  

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