How to pack kitchen appliances before the move

One of the most stressful life events – moving a house, is getting closer and closer. At the same time, you can begin to worry about how you will handle all the tasks involved. All those tasks can be a source of different problems you may encounter while moving home. To avoid any problems and difficulties, you need to sit down and thoroughly plan your move. If you have no enough time to plan your move in detail, just contact a professional moving company. With any of the local movers Rockland County, there’s almost nothing you’ll have to worry about. We give our best to make your relocation fast and smooth. Packing a house is probably the most difficult and complex process of all. And of all rooms, packing a kitchen is usually the most time-consuming. To properly pack kitchen appliances before the move, read our how-to guide.

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Packing a kitchen can be tricky, but with a help of movers, packing is a piece of cake.

It’s no surprise that packing a kitchen scares so many people. It is due to fact that a kitchen is loaded with all the stuff like silverware, glassware, kitchen appliances, and other fragile items. Therefore, packing a kitchen is not a job you can rush through. You have to do it carefully to avoid any damages to your appliances and glassware. You surely don’t want to risk finding shattered glass and broken devices once you get to your new home. So, set aside a day or two to pack your kitchen properly, especially your valuable kitchen appliances.

How to start

First of all, you need some supplies to pack kitchen appliances before the move. It’s good to write down the following supplies in order not to forget to buy any of them. Furthermore, you want to look around your house and count all your home appliances to be able to buy enough supplies for packing. What you need:

  • Boxes – if you don’t have original boxes, you need to buy new ones. It’s best to pack appliances in boxes which size is close to the size of the original ones. Remember to buy a few more boxes than you actually need in case they accidentally suffer damage while packing.
  • Packing paper – you need this kind of paper to wrap your appliances and to fill in the gaps in the boxes.
  • Packing tape – you need this to seal your boxes
  • Twist ties – it’s good to have those to secure appliances cords
  • Permanent maker – you need it to label boxes as fragile
  • Bubble wrap – you need it to protect your devices from damages and scratches

Gather all appliances

Start off by gathering all your small appliances in one place. Many of us store our kitchen devices all around the house since there is not enough space in the kitchen. When you gather them all in one place, examine each device for cracks and flaws. Also, check if they work properly. Devices that don’t work properly you need to discard according to law or transfer to the nearest recycling facility.

Clean your appliances

When you get rid of your improperly operating devices, the next step is to clean your devices. It’s recommended to wipe them down thoroughly to avoid transporting dirt, crumbs, and grease to our new home. Sticky and oily devices are things you definitely don’t want in your new kitchen. If you don’t have enough time, you can clean devices by using a slightly wet piece of old clothing. Regardless of how you clean your devices, make sure you dry them completely before you start to pack them.

a packing supplies
Remember to buy everything you need for packing to be able to do it quickly.

Disassemble your devices

After cleaning devices, you need to detach any loose or removable parts. It’s important to this to avoid damages during transport. Things like microwave trays or food processor blades need extra care as they can suffer damages easily. It’s best to wrap those parts separately from the appliances they belong to. That’s how you can minimize negative outcomes.

Wrap up appliances

Before you wrap your device, it’s important to secure its cord properly to avoid damages. Bundle up a cord with bubble wrap and use twist ties to fully secure them. In addition to this, use adhesive tape to attach a cord to a device so that a cord can’t move freely. Remember to remove doors from your devices. If a device has a non-removable door, use sticky tape to seal it and prevent it from opening.

To properly wrap appliances, use more than one layer of packing paper or bubble wrap to enfold them. With several layers of packing paper, you maximize the protection of your devices. You should use packing tape to secure every layer you use. Very fragile parts should be enfolded using bubble wrap. Bubble wrap is the first line of protection for your devices, so make sure you wrap them well. After you wrap properly your devices, you can pack kitchen appliances before the move.

Put your appliances in boxes

It’s best to use original boxes if you still have them. Kitchen appliances fit perfectly in their original boxes which prevent devices from moving with the box. When appliances are packed tightly in the box without a chance of moving, you can be sure your devices will stay intact while transporting them. When you want to pack your devices fast and with the highest degree of protection, choose any of the movers Orangeburg NY. With the dedication and experience we have, your valuable belongings will be moved safely in no time. Look no further, contact us!

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Fill the boxes with wrapped items and make sure they fit tightly.

On the other hand, if you don’t have original boxes, use the one you’ve bought. Use the box that which size is similar to the size of the original one. Never pack more than one device in a box. Firstly, place a piece of bubble wrap at the bottom of a box, then carefully put a device. To prevent any moving within the box, fill gaps using dish towels or crumpled packing paper, or even old newspaper.

Close and label the boxes

Seal your boxes with packing tape and write down what’s n the box with a permanent marker. Also, mark the box as fragile so that everyone who is involved in the loading and unloading processes can know. When the sign ”fragile” is easily noticeable, people will take special care of those items.

 

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