Packing your small appliances for an upcoming move

Look around your home and you will see dozens up small items that need to be packed during a move. As they have become part of your home for so long, when you actually need to relocate, you may be surprised at how many of these small appliances and other items will need to be wrapped and packed to get to your new home.

Just think about all these items in your home. Start in the kitchen. You have toasters, toaster ovens, waffle irons, coffee machines and so many more kitchen appliances. Then look around your home in other rooms. You have clocks, small lamps, air purifiers and the list goes on.

How you wrap all these items will determine how they arrive safely at your new home. Here are a few tips from our experts here at Humboldt Storage and Moving.

Get the correct moving supplies

Make sure you ask your local moving company for any moving supplies you are going to need to pack. That includes the proper boxes, packing tape and padded paper which will come in handy when you were wrapping small appliances and devices. Packing everything in your house in the correct packing materials will save you a lot of headaches when you get to your destination. Your moving company should carry these supplies so don’t be afraid to ask.

Wrapping appliances

Start by wrapping the power cord in packing paper. Secure the end with tape. This will not only protect the cord, but it will protect other items nearby from getting scratched if the cord gets loose.

Use the padded paper you obtained and wrap your small appliance tightly and secure with tape.

If you have removable parts on your appliance such as toaster trays or parts of the coffee machine, make sure you wrap those separately, so they do not fall off or break during transport.

Once you are done properly wrapping that small appliance, you need to place it in the appropriate box for your move. The first thing you should do as in with packing other items this place a small amount of packing paper at the bottom of the box to provide a small cushion.

Packing CrewPlace the item in that box and if you are packing other similar items you may do that but be careful of how heavy you pack that box. Take extra fluffed up wrapping paper and fill the box so there are no gaps. This will add an extra level of protection during transport to your new home.

Secure that box with heavy duty packing tape and make sure you label the box with the items and the room that box needs to be delivered to. Try not to mix items from several rooms in one box such as clocks for the bedroom and toasters for the kitchen. That will make unpacking and organizing your new home more difficult.

If packing is going to stress you out, consider professional packing services. This will save you time, reduce your stress and minimize the hazards of any damage to your household goods.

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Contact our team today to learn more about how to pack items or to inquire about professional packers.

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