A kitchen is the heart of your home. It has the things you’ll need and miss the most when they’re packed away and inaccessible. For that reason, you should pack it last the night before or the morning of your move and unpack it first when you reach your new home.
It’s difficult and expensive to transport perishable foods, so start eating your way through your fridge and freezer. Alternatively, you can make a plan to donate your perishable food a couple days ahead of your move.
That said, kitchens have a lot of stuff in them, so you should pack in the following order:
- Pack away any long-term storable food and occasional-use tools you won’t need before moving several weeks before your date.
- Plan your menu for moving week carefully and then pack away every tool, item, spice, and nonperishable food item you won’t need to fulfill that meal plan.
- Everything else you pack as late as possible.