A Step-By-Step List of What to Do Before Your Kitchen Remodel

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Getting your kitchen remodeled can be an exciting but stressful process. Once the design is complete and you have the contractors booked, there are a numbers of things that you can do in order to make the whole process much smoother.

Gather Supplies

Firstly, you should gather together supplies to use to pack away the contents of your kitchen while the remodel is in process. You will need items such as cardboard boxes, packing tape, and storage bags. You will also need markers or something similar so you can clearly label everything and have an easier time when it comes to putting all of your kitchen items back into your remodeled kitchen.

Set Aside the Items You Will Need

Make sure that any items that you use on a day-to-day basis (such as the can opener or coffee maker) do not end up stuck in the bottom of a box. You should also consider setting out containers for leftover food, as well as foil and plastic wrap. Also, make sure that you have access to any cleaning products you might need.

Invest in Some Disposable Plates, Cups, and Utensils

To make things simpler, you should put all of your plates, cups, and utensils into storage and only use disposable products for the duration of the remodeling. This means that you will not have to worry about your expensive plates being damaged or lost during the chaos of the remodeling process.

Pack Food into Categories

Any food which doesn’t need to be refrigerated should be packed into different categories for the sake of convenience. You can use low-sided open boxes to keep these items stored during the remodeling process. Not only will doing this help you to find what you need, it will also simplify things when it comes to packing food into your new cupboards.

Collect Items You Don’t Use Much

Any items which are not used frequently and probably won’t be required for the duration of the remodel should be packed into boxes. These boxes should then be stored somewhere out of the way, such as the basement or attic. You should accurately mark these boxes in order to simplify things when you come to unpack them. Try your best to come up with some sort of coherent classification system for these boxes.

Reduce Clutter

Now is the ideal time to reduce some of the clutter in your kitchen. You may find items which are broken or are never used. You can use this as an opportunity to either throw these kinds of things out or to donate them to a local thrift store. You can also use this as a chance to organize any cookbooks and recipes you have. You might want to take the time to save some of these recipes digitally so you can reduce clutter in your new kitchen even further.

Pack Items Properly

Even though you are storing your items for a short time, there is still a risk that some of your things will be damaged in storage. You should take steps to prevent this. You should pack your utensils into plastic storage bags. You should also use a different bag for each type of utensil so you will have an easier time when it comes to putting them back. Glassware and dinnerware should be stored carefully: you should wrap these items in newspaper and bubblewrap – the more you use the better. Seal this box with tape and then mark the contents on the outside.

Take Things Down from the Walls

You will need to take anything down from the walls which might get in the way during remodeling. This means curtains, curtain rods, blinds, and any kind of wall decorations. These items can be placed in labeled storage bags. If you are using these items in your new kitchen, then now is an ideal time to give them a good clean. You should also take down anything that is on the walls in adjacent rooms, as these could be knocked down during remodeling.

Cover Furniture and Electronics

Any electronics (such as computers or televisions) should be covered during the whole remodel. You might also want to cover the furniture in adjacent rooms. Any electronics like computers or televisions should be covered during the whole remodel. You might also want to cover the furniture in adjacent rooms.

Relocate Pets

Pets can cause a lot of trouble during a kitchen remodel. Ideally, they should be kept out of the house for the duration. If this is not possible, you should at least try to keep them as far away from the kitchen as possible.

By following these steps, you’ll be well prepared before you start on your kitchen remodeling project!

 

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