METCALF MOVING BLOG

December 14, 2023

How to Prepare a Kitchen Essentials Kit

Packing your life in boxes and moving to a new location can be stressful. One of the easiest ways to relax and start feeling at home in your new house is to get back into the routine of making dinner. With a prepared kitchen essentials kit, you’ll be able to quickly find the necessary kitchen utensils and cookware so you can start cooking and relaxing with your family. 

Here are some ideas for preparing your kitchen essentials.

Food

While you’ll likely order some pizza for dinner the first night in your new house, you can’t make a diet of pizza for a week. Store away some easy-to-prepare food in your kitchen essentials box for meal options when entering your new house. Some great food choices include items that don’t need refrigeration, like peanut butter and bread, canned soups or veggies, rice, or pasta. Pack some drinks and simple spices like salt and pepper or olive oil.

Coffee or Morning Beverage

A good cup of coffee or tea can make all the difference on the first morning in a new place. If you are traveling and planning on making coffee or tea, bring a small coffee maker or French press instead of your elaborate espresso machine. Remember to bring along the ground coffee or tea, and if you have space, bring along your favorite mug.

 

Dishes and Silverware

Even with easy takeout options, you’ll need dishes and silverware. You can choose whether you use traditional plates and bowls that you can wash and use again or paper plates that offer easy cleanup. You’ll want to pack enough in your kitchen essentials box to ensure everyone in your family (and any helpers) has enough to get through a few days: pack cups, plates, bowls, and plenty of forks, knives, and spoons.

Cookware

You certainly don’t need your full kitchen arsenal the first few days in your new home, but you need a few items to get through some basic cooking. You should include a large pot, saucepan, and frying pan in your kitchen essentials kit. Pack some cooking utensils like tongs, knives, and a spatula. Adding a crockpot to your kit is a good idea for some healthy, hearty, and low-effort dinners.

Essentials

Pack a few essential items to help prepare and store your food. You’ll want some aluminum foil and some plastic wrap. Remember to pack plenty of plastic bags and Tupperware containers to store leftovers. Throw in a few oven mitts or heat-resistant mats to help cook and prepare meals. For cleanup, add some dish soap or dishwasher detergent, towels, paper towels, napkins, and a sponge to wash dishes and pots.

If your meal plans don’t work as expected, meal delivery services are helpful in a pinch, or order from a local deli.

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