Guide to packing kitchen appliances when moving from Hamilton OH
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When packing and moving, the kitchen is the space in the house that most people dread. It is understandable, there are so many fragile and oddly shaped things there. If you invested in your kitchen appliances, you probably want to move them with you to your new home. But how are you supposed to be packing kitchen appliances? One way you can do it is to hire some movers and packers Cincinnati. They will greatly diminish the amount of work you have to do. The other option is to do it by yourself. While it might be more cost-effective, your risk damaging your belongings and hurting yourself if you don’t know what you are doing. But since you are here, you probably want to learn how to do it by yourself. So let’s not waste more time and get to the tips and tricks.
General tips for packing kitchen appliances
- Any appliances that are connected to the gas line or plumbing system need to be disconnected by a professional first. The supply line then needs to be properly sealed off before doing anything else. For this, you will need to make arrangements first. Strong-Ass Movers, unfortunately, don’t offer these services, but we can help by recommending you to some licensed professionals.
- You will disconnect some of your appliances well before moving day, so you need to live without them for a while. Make plans to order take-out meals if this is the situation.
- Before packing kitchen appliances for a move, they need to be open for a few days. If you plan to store them, do it for even longer.
How to pack refrigerators
The most important thing you can do is to empty the fridge. Plan your grocery shopping and meal prepping well before moving day with Cincinnati moving services. To avoid a meltdown, defrost your appliance well before moving day. If you want to speed up the process, you can remove chunks of ice. When that is done, clean and disinfect the fridge properly. You probably don’t want a dirty fridge in your new kitchen, so do it after the fridge is completely defrosted. Wrap it in a professional moving pad or moving blankets and secure them with packing tape to avoid scratches. To protect the working parts, you should consult the user’s manual for the most accurate information for your refrigerator type.
Stove and oven
Stoves are fragile, especially if they have glass cooktops. Professionals like some local movers Cincinnati OH are your best bet to keep your stoves and ovens safe. The best way is to check the manual, but some tips apply to most stoves and ovens. First, you need to do a heavy-duty cleaning of all the parts. Remember, you don’t want a dirty appliance in your new kitchen. Apart from that, grease causes slips, so there you have another reason to start cleaning before packing kitchen appliances. The cooktops need to be wrapped in bubble wrap and packing paper and the doors need to be secured with a strap or bungee cord.
Packing the dishwasher
Before you start packing this appliance, run a washing cycle with the machine empty. Leave the door open for at least 48 hours after that. A plumber should disconnect the appliance, and wrap the hoses in old towels separately. Tape the electrical plug to the back of the dishwasher. If you want to move your dishwasher in the safest way possible, hire some of the professional Hamilton OH movers. They will take care of the rest and ensure that your dishwasher gets to your new destination on time.
The microwave oven
The first thing that you need to do is to remove the glass tray from inside the oven. Wrap it in bubble wrap or packing paper and pack it separately. Tape the coiled electrical cord to the back of the appliance. If it is a big appliance, wrap it in moving pads. In case it is small, fit it into a well-padded box. The original box would be your best bet, but really, who keeps those? Finding the right type of moving box for this purpose is not difficult, since any box can do. Fill the empty spaces with crumpled packing paper or bubble wrap to avoid shifting and moving.
Packing kitchen appliances of small size
You can simply unplug, clean, disassemble and box up almost any small appliance. More complex appliances like coffee makers should be packed with more care. But that doesn’t mean that you should pack the others without a care either. Don’t try to save on packing paper and bubble wrap here because these appliances usually end up in boxes with other things. Secure the cords of each appliance and pay attention to what you are putting together in the same box. Give the box a shake before finally sealing it, to see how much the things inside will move. If you feel like they shift, feel free to add more crumpled paper or bubble wrap between them.
Some more things you need to look out for while packing kitchen appliances
Surely a moving company can be costly because packing kitchen appliances properly can be a weary demanding job. But if you attempt to do it yourself you need to put even more care and time into it to do it right. Since a lot of kitchen appliances if they are not packed right can easily break down and get damaged. We can not emphasize enough how important it is to do this right because if one of these appliances breaks down it will end up costing you more the hiring a moving company. We hope that this simple guide has shown you the basics of how to do this correctly and whit as little wasted time as possible. Happy packing and have a nice and safe trip to your new home.
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