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How to Pack Pots and Pans for Moving

One of the most challenging tasks of any relocation is packing. From clothes to furniture, you will most likely need to ship everything you own. It takes a lot of time, energy, and skill. While packing clothes isn’t all that difficult, handling some other items can be a challenge. If you were wondering how to pack pots and pans for moving, Long Distance USA Movers has some useful tips for you. Follow this step-by-step guide and we’re sure you will be able to tackle the task with no issues.

How to properly pack pots and pans

The Step-by-Step Process

The process of packing your pots and pans includes more than just shoving everything into moving boxes. It is a complex task with several steps.

Packing pots and pans can be tricky

Get the Right Supplies

It is vital to make sure you have all the necessary supplies. This includes boxes, both small and large, duct tape, bubble wrap, packing paper, foam peanuts, and more. Without these essentials, it will be practically impossible to pack.

Saving up on Supplies

Make a budget guide before you start looking for the materials, it will help you track how much money have you spent and saved up. The good thing about most moving supplies is that you don’t exactly have to buy new and unused materials. Most cardboard boxes are reusable if they are in good condition. You can always resort to alternatives to paper such as old newspapers, kitchen towels, or other small pieces of cloth.

Clean the Dishes

This one should go without saying – before you pack any kitchenware, make sure they are clean and dry. Even a small amount of moisture could develop mold in moving boxes, especially if they are going to stay in storage for some time.

Washing your dishes is an important preparatory step

Don’t Remove the Lids

One of the biggest mistakes people make when handling pots and pans is separating the lids and placing them in a separate box. Not only is this unnecessary, but it will also make matching the pot to its respective lid much harder later on. All you have to do is flip the lid upside down and tape it to the pan or pot. You can use the empty space inside to store smaller items, such as kitchen towels or salt and pepper shakers. But protect them properly, too.

Categorize the Items

We are sure there are some pots and pans in your kitchen you use every day, and those you barely ever use. Divide them into different categories. Once you start unboxing, you will be glad you’re able to easily find those things you need right away.

Get Rid of What You Don’t Need

Just like there are things you rarely use, there are things you’ve never used and pretty much never will. Don’t bring them to your new home. Give them away or consider selling them at a garage sale.

Time to Pack

Pick packing strategies for moving and start putting your pots and pans in their boxes. You will want to use a box that is roughly the same size as the object that you want to place in it. In case you have original packages from your kitchenware, it is always a good idea to use them. All you’ll need in that case is some tape.

Proper Protection

Line each box with layers of paper, and wrap each item separately in bubble wrap. Once your belongings are protected from all sides, place them inside. Fill in any empty areas with peanuts and seal the box with duct tape. 

Double-Check Each Box

Gently shake every box to check if anything is flying around. If it is, reopen it and add more peanuts to fill in the empty spaces. When sealing packages, always put at least two layers of duct tape to ensure they don’t open during transport.

Make Labels

Each box should be labeled appropriately. Write down its contents and the room it should go to – in this case, the kitchen. You can also color-code if you find it easier.

Moving and Storage

It’s finally time to ship your belongings to a storage facility or your new home. Don’t worry – unpacking your belongings once they reach their destination is much easier.


Unboxing your belongings once you’ve moved isn’t that difficult of a process. All you need to do is get rid of used paper, bubble wrap, and other debris. Otherwise, you might end up with a massive pile of junk in your new home.

Different Categories of Boxes

When you’re out and about looking for supplies, ensure that you know what to buy. You will want ones that are sturdy enough to handle the weight of their contents. Their dimensions should be roughly the same as those of the items you will place in them. If you are packing china for the move or glasses and other fragile objects, you should know that they require special packages with compartments. Remember – small boxes are used for heavy objects and vice versa.

Pack with Professionals

We know that this all may seem overwhelming. That’s why you’ll be happy to hear that there is an easier way! Hire a relocation company that offers packing services, and you won’t have to lift a finger. Professional packers will know the right way to pack your pots and pans. They will also provide supplies such as paper or bubble wrap.

Finding the Right Movers

To find the right company for yourself, you will want to do some research. There is more to it than just making sure they have professional packers and bring paper and duct tape. You will want a company with good reviews, as well as someone who offers services at a price you can afford. 

Are you still looking for the right relocation company? Long Distance USA Movers is at your service! We offer high-quality moving, packing, storage, and car shipping services at acceptable rates. Don’t hesitate to contact us and request a moving quote. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.