Even before you start to prepare on how you will pack your kitchen appliances, it is first important to establish whether they are worth moving with or not. Are they too old such that they are no longer energy efficiency or have you been thinking of replacing them for the longest time? If you are moving into a house that has better appliances than the ones you have been using, then there will be no need to move them. Small appliances, on the other hand, are more of personal belongings and the natural thing to do is to take them with you to the new house. The process of packing and moving small appliances is relatively simpler compared to what is involved in moving large appliances. When packing your food processors, choppers, mixers, juicers, coffee makers, toasters, table top oven and shakers consider the following strategies;
- The first step is to clean all of them and ensure that they are completely dry. Most of them and especially those that are powered by electricity must be protected from water damage. When water gets into contact with the plugs, its effect is an electric shock on the body of the appliance when touched.
- If the appliance has a detachable component, remove it but place it in the same transport container as the main item. Small appliance parts are designed to be safe for preparing food and that is why they are either made from hard plastic or glass. These materials can be brittle and thus the need to ensure safe moving.
- Set as much bubble wrap aside so that delicate and fragile components can be generously wrapped to protect them. Even a careful driver may not be able to move slowly enough to ensure that breakable components are not shaken during transportation. To reduce the cost of purchasing bubble wrap, ask your local electronics shop to save up waste wrappers you can use to cushion your belongings as you move.
- If possible, pack small kitchen appliances in their original boxes in which they were bought, otherwise find packaging that will leave as little room for movement as possible. sometimes even small enough boxes are hard to find but the alternative is to use a large box, bubble wrap individual appliances then arrange them as close to each other as possible. Any extra spaces left in the boxes used should be stuffed with crumpled paper or any other waste papers.
Putting an appliance back together could take time without the proper manual. Remember to place the user manual of an appliance into the box in which it was packed for easy assembling by movers or yourself.