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When it comes to moving home with Brooklyn movers, packing is the hardest and most laborious part. And we are not going to point the finger, but the main reason for this is usually the kitchen. All of those cups and bowls must be individually packed. Here, however, we focus on packing kitchen appliances.
Prepare the kitchen for relocation
You will need one or two friends to help with packing and moving kitchen appliances, so remember to treat them when you’re done.
Before you start packing, make sure that you have done the following:
- Take everything out of the way. Measure your largest appliance and make sure there is an unobstructed path that is at least as wide and as tall as the appliance from your kitchen to the moving van. Thus, you protect the rest of your property and the device itself from any damage.
- Get packing materials. You will need at least a few rolls of packing tape, as well as lots and lots of packing paper. Make sure to get at least one large roll of bubble pack as well as soft moving blankets. Since most appliances are heavy, you will need a trolley and straps to lift the appliance on the trolley.
- Make a cardboard path. To protect the floor from the wheels of the trolley, make a cardboard path and be sure to stick to it while driving. If your path includes descending or climbing stairs, we recommend not to risk packing kitchen appliances yourself, but instead, take professional packing services NYC.
When it comes to packing kitchen appliances, you need to have various approaches
How to pack a refrigerator
The refrigerator is probably the largest and heaviest appliance in your kitchen, so it requires most of your attention. The first thing to consider is taking care of the food in the refrigerator. Eat everything you can, and the rest of it you can donate to your local food bank.
- Empty. The refrigerator must be turned off at least 48 hours before moving in order to be able to completely defrost. Plan your meals over the past two days without relying on it. Once the inside is empty of food and ice, wipe it with a soft cloth to remove moisture.
- Remove removable. Parts such as egg compartments, racks, and dividers should be removed and packed separately. Wrap them in packing paper and put them in one cardboard box. Label it as “Refrigerator Parts” so you do not need to wonder where they are when you arrive at a new place.
- Seal tightly. Use packing tape to seal all doors so that they do not open during transport and may thus damage your appliance. While you are doing this, attach the power cord to the back of the refrigerator so that no one trips over it.
- Protect from scratches. Wrap the entire refrigerator with soft, moving blankets without leaving any marks on it. Secure the blankets with plenty of packing tape so that they remain in place.
- Lift on the trolley. To lift the refrigerator on a trolley, you will need at least three helpers. Use belts and work gloves. Do not tilt the refrigerator in any direction and always keep it upright. While you are pushing the trolley toward a moving van, at least two people must keep it steady.
How to pack an oven
Another heavy appliance in the kitchen that you should be very careful with is your oven. Many people, as a rule, clean the oven before moving, so that a sparkling clean stove is ready in a new place.
- Disconnect the cord. Unplug the power cord. It can be dangerous if it hangs loose. Tape the power cord on the back of the oven so that it does not interfere and no one trips on it.
- Remove removable. Cookers come with removable parts. So, take each one out and pack them separately. Wrap them in bubble pack and seal with packing tape. Put all the parts in one cardboard box and put the label “Oven parts” so you can save time finding them after moving.
- Keep away from scratches. Use bubble pack on the handle of the oven and any other protruding part. They have a high risk of damage during transport. Then wrap the oven with moving blankets on all sides and secure it with packing tape.
- Lift on the trolley. The stove is lighter than the refrigerator, but the average stove still weighs about 130 pounds. Let a friend help you with hard work. Use belts and work gloves until the appliance is attached to the cart. Then carefully roll it towards the moving van.
- Reconnect. Putting the stove in the new kitchen is as easy as taking it out of the old. But if you have a gas oven, you need a technician to reconnect the gas line.
How to pack small appliances
When packing kitchen appliances, you need to disassemble before putting it in a moving box. Especially when it comes to the small appliances, such as coffee machine and blender. If you have the original packaging, there is probably an instruction that you can use when disassembling. And if not, you can always check with the manufacturer.
- If you don’t have the original box, take the moving box that is at least twice as large as the appliance.
- Fill it with packing paper.
- Place the machine upright in the middle of a sheet of paper.
- Place a pair of sheets on top of the machine.
- Wrap it using paper on and under the machine.
- Fasten everything with packing tape.
- Place the machine in the center of the box.
- Repeat the packing procedure with the remaining parts.
- Place them in the corners of the box.
- Fill the remaining space with more packing paper.
- Seal the box securely with packing tape and affix the label.
How to pack a microwave
Because microwaves are one of the largest small kitchen appliances, you need a medium-sized box for safe packing. This, of course, is in case you do not have the original box.
- Place a couple of sheets on the bottom of the packing box.
- Remove removable components such as a turntable.
- If the turntable is out of glass, carefully wrap it in bubble pack and secure it with tape.
- Tape the cable to the back of the microwave.
- Wrap the machine with a lot of layers of paper, sticking each of them.
- Place the microwave in the box of your choice and lay the wrapped turntable on top.
- Fill the rest of the box with plenty of wrapping paper.
- Seal the box with as much packing tape as possible and label it with a marker before removing it for the move.
Leave packing kitchen appliances to professionals
When you move from one place to another, packing kitchen appliances is just a small part of the whole process. Verifying that every small part and device is securely removed is time-consuming. So why not let the professionals do all this tedious work? We offer you a high-quality packing service NYC performed by a trained and trusted team. A team that professionally packs your things will also deliver everything you need for packing that you don’t have. With our packers, you can rest assured that everything will be packed securely.