Everything You Need To Know About Appliance Moving and Packing

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When planning a move, hiring expert movers to assist you every step of the way is a decision that will make a huge difference. You will not only feel more organized and prepared for the big step with the help of a reliable moving company, but you should also benefit from the most advanced packing solutions. Small appliance packing and moving are some of the most stressful issues for anyone getting ready for a move. Here are a few useful tips that should help you make the process more bearable and better streamlined whether you need washer dryer movers or you need assistance with large appliance packing and moving.

Bring Together All the Appliances You Wish to Pack

The first thing you should get ready for when it comes to packing and moving the small appliances in your kitchen, for example, is to gather all your items in the same room. Proceed to organize them so they are ready for packing. Take a look at all their parts and pay special attention to appliances made of glass or other sensitive fabrics. It would be helpful to take photos of the most complex appliances with lots of parts that will need to be disassembled before being packed, so putting them back together can be done easier. Pack all fragile appliances using extra care and padding and make sure you place all vital appliances in one or several boxes and label them accordingly. Do the same with the appliances that are less vital so you can store them somewhere until you are ready to unpack them and use them again at the new house.

If you need assistance with large appliance packing and moving, we recommend you to use professional movers who are experienced in kitchen packing and specialize in using the best packing supplies including special padding and large packing boxes for 100% secure manipulation and transportation.

Disassemble All Appliances

Once you will know exactly which appliances you will need to move, proceed to clean and disinfect them thoroughly and make sure to dry all of them before placing them into their boxes. Glass trays, blender blades and other similar loose and removable appliance parts should be removed during the cleaning and packed separately so they do not break during transportation. Look for any disassembling instructions if you need any additional details on how to disassemble and reassemble some of your appliances, especially those that are more fragile. Write the instructions down or print them out and place the instructions inside the corresponding boxes.

Select the Best Packing Boxes

If possible, rely on the original packing of your appliances or at least do your best to use small and medium boxes for the packing. Get in touch with an expert mover who can provide you with the best packing supplies and boxes or provide crating services if you do not wish to spend your own time searching for the most suitable boxes. Use large and sturdy packing boxes for your large appliance packing and moving needs. Order them online, use the original boxes if you still have them or get in touch with a reliable long distance mover who sells or rents packing supplies. You could also hire them to pack and unpack your small and large kitchen appliances. There are specialized washer dryer movers and other small appliance movers that offer reliable and affordable packing services for your exact needs. Take a a look at the movers we recommend and make your best pick today.

Get ready to carefully tape the bottom flaps of all the boxes using professional sealing tape to properly secure them and remember to do it when looking at preassembled boxes as well. Keep in mind tape will normally dry out and gradually lose its firm grip, so you might risk having your items fall down during a long distance move. To avoid an potential damage, make sure you place some newsprint or packing paper on a clean floor or table and crumple several sheets of paper so you can add them to the bottom of all the boxes. This should ensure you will benefit from the right type of structure that will effectively absorb most of the shocks.

Use up to three sheets of paper to wrap your small appliances and make sure the paper is well secured in a tight manner around the electronics with the help of sufficient tape. Avoid applying tape straight to the appliances since it will be hard to remove. Plus, provided you will also need to temporarily store some of your appliances, the adhesive on the tape will most likely turn semi-permanent and ask for special solvent remover.

Add All Electrical Cords to the Boxes

Another important step of the small appliance packing and moving is to make sure the necessary cords are placed inside the packed boxes. Put the wrapped appliances and all their cords and extra parts inside the box. Try to place two similar appliance inside the same box using the same wrapping techniques and security measures.

Do not leave any apps inside the box. Use scrunched paper to fill in the gaps and consider placing some unbreakable pots and other similar kitchen items as well. Add sufficient wrapping paper so you can prevent any scratching. Steer clear from using frying pans as they will most likely stain and cause scratches on your appliances.

Secure All Small and Large Appliance Packing and Moving Boxes

Remember to also place sufficient crumpled paper on top of the contents inside the box so you leave no room at the top. See that you properly secure all the small and large appliance packing and moving boxes with quality packing tape and use clear labels on them (“small kitchen appliances”). If you have lots of appliances you will need to pack, see that you also write down a list of contents and thank yourself upon arrival, when it is time to start unpacking and reassembling everything in your new kitchen.


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