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Packing appliances for moving can be quite a delicate and arduous task. Organizing your efforts is of the utmost importance if you want to have an easier time of it. That is why Transparent International NYC feels that an article that explains the process in detail is in order. We are going to provide you with an easy way to pack everything. Once you finish reading, you will have enough knowledge about the process and you will be able to pack your appliances with ease.
Easy guide on packing appliances for moving
Here is a list of things that you will need to do:
- First of all – Get moving boxes and packing materials
- Gather the appliances and clean them thoroughly
- If possible disassemble and remove loose parts
- Get appropriate moving boxes
- Protect and wrap appliances before placing them in the moving box
- Fill all empty spaces in the moving box
- Label each box after sealing
First of all – Get moving boxes and packing materials
Unless you have the original packaging for each and every appliance, together with the packing supplies they came with, you will need to obtain some containers and padding. You will need a variety of box sizes to accommodate all appliances. The snugger the fit, the better. Preparing appliances is much the same as international car transportation, really. You will need to make sure that they are able to endure anything that might come their way. Therefore, you may want to consider investing in some quality supplies. If you want to ensure that your appliances will work after your relocation, that is.
Gather the appliances and clean them thoroughly
After you have the containers and materials ready, it is time to prepare each appliance for packing. The first order of business is cleaning term. All those particles that might have accumulated on your appliances can be a danger in transport. So make sure there are none. Use whatever solutions you have in the house, but purchasing specialty chemicals is also a good idea. If you are preparing for an international move, consider hiring some of the international services if you want to have an easier time of it. Professional movers can help you pack your belongings and make sure that their safety is at the maximum level. But, most of the time you will be fine doing it on your own, to be honest. Just give your appliances the care they deserve and everything is going to be fine.
If possible disassemble and remove loose parts before packing appliances for moving
Disassembling your appliances and packing the parts separately will do wonders to protect your belongings. Pay special attention to loose parts and always either remove them or secure them appropriately. They pose the greatest threat. Again, if you are moving over long distances, such as moving to New Zealand from the US, you need to expect that there may be some bumps in the transport. And any loose parts are especially vulnerable to those. If you don’t really know what you can and can not disassemble, try contacting a professional moving company or an expert. Their advice might prove to be invaluable. And the next time, you will know to do it on your own. Another thing that you can do is take pictures of the appliances before disassembly. That way you will know what goes where, which will make the assembly process a lot easier.
Get appropriate moving boxes before packing appliances for moving
We’ve talked about acquiring moving boxes a bit earlier, but we feel it is really important to point it out again. Try not to pack multiple appliances into one box. If you don’t have smaller boxes for each and every appliance, the best thing to do is to use a larger box that will undergo special preparation. The trick is to use a lot of bubble packs, packing peanuts, clothing, anything that is soft and that can provide some padding. Once you’ve done preparing the box, place the item inside, and rattle the box. If you don’t hear any rattling sound, you did an amazing job.
Protect and wrap the appliance before placing them in the moving box
And speaking of padding, use the same materials (bubble packs, packing paper, packing peanuts, etc.) to wrap and protect each appliance. Your items can never be too safe, after all. It is always better to take some time to properly prepare them than it is to repair them later on. While it is possible to repair small appliances on your own, you will usually want the assistance of an expert. And finding one at your new home might not be high on your list of priorities. Better for them not to need any repair, right?
Fill all empty spaces in the moving box
Once all of your boxes have been lined and the items placed within, it is time to add the “finishing touches”. There will always be some empty spaces inside the box and you need to fill them with additional padding. This will make sure that the items within do not move during transport. And that will, in turn, protect your items the most. Even if they fall from a small height, that padding will ensure that they are well-protected.
Label each box after sealing
Finally, after sealing the box, you might want to label each box separately. If you do this, it will make it a lot easier for you to figure out which box contains the item that you want. You may think that you will know by heart, but the fact is that relocations are quite complex and there will be a lot on your mind. The best thing is to simply take a bit of extra time labeling the boxes and not even worry about it. Then, when you really want to find that coffee maker once you get to your new home, you will be able to do so without any effort or unpacking several boxes.