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Small appliances make our life easier. They offer us with specific uses that give us comfort and convenience from the kitchen to the living room or wherever. That’s why it’s also important to take care of them and pack them properly prior to moving.
Here are some of the moving supplies that you will need when packing small appliances for moving:
- A clean working surface (table)
- Towels or linens OR blank newsprints
- Medium-sized boxes
- Packing Tape
- Scissors or Cutter
Note: Remember to AVOID peanuts or shredded paper when packing small appliances as they can get inside the machines and cause damage in the mechanisms.
The step-by-step guide:
- First of all, clean and dry all the appliances thoroughly prior to packing. Make sure that they’re unplugged too. And for appliances with movable or loose parts, make sure to remove and pack them separately. An example would be the trays inside microwave ovens. Ensure that they are properly labelled so you’ll know where to put them back.
- If you still have their original packaging, it would be best to make use of them. If not, medium-sized boxes will do.
- Protect your working surface by laying down plain newsprint or brown paper.
- Prepare the inside bottom of the box with slightly crumpled plain paper.
- Pack one appliance at a time and don’t rush.
- Take an item and wrap it with 2-3 sheets of paper. Secure it tightly with packing tape.
- Place the wrapped appliance, together with its additional parts (electrical cords etc.) inside the box.
- Fill any pockets of space with more slightly crumpled paper. For non-breakable items, consider adding small pots or pans in the box to maximize the space. Don’t force anything or else you’ll end up scratching or breaking the items.
- Secure the box with packing tape and label it with the word “KTICHEN” or wherever room that it’s supposed to be in.
- You can also put a control number on the box and list the items down in your own personal inventory. That way, you’ll know exactly what each box contains.
To save you time and to cut down on moving costs, carefully examine if the item really needs to go with you to your new home. Sometimes, it’s easier to donate it to someone else, or maybe sell them in a garage sale. Hopeless/Broken items may need to be thrown away. That way, you have more space and can shop around for something new.