Of all the rooms in any home, the kitchen tends to require the largest expenditure of time and effort, when it comes time to pack up and move.
The small appliances that might need to be packed:
- Air fryers
- Slow cookers
- Stand mixers
- Food processors
- Microwave oven
- Rice cookers
- Coffee makers
- Toaster ovens
Actions to take, before starting to pack any small appliances:
Get hold of some moving boxes; look for ones that would hold a small appliance. It helps to measure some of the larger items ahead of time. Otherwise, you might end up with boxes that are too small.
Get packing paper, or collect some dish towels. Linens can also work, as mentioned below.
Get packing tape; you may want to buy colored stickers or colored tape (read below about the special considerations for any device that relies on a computer program).
How to approach this particular packing job:
- Make sure that each item you are going to move is clean. If you wash it, then give it time to dry out, before packing it.
- Wipe each appliance; you do not want to transport lots of dust.
- Remove the loose parts; put them into separate plastic bags. Put each small bag next to the respective device. Pack the appropriate bag with the matching appliance.
- Secure the cord to the appliance, unless it can be removed. Other instructions found below.
- Wrap appliances with paper
- Put the wrapped item in a box, and label that box.
- If you tackle this job on your own, you can put any label that you want on your box. If you hand this same job to a packing company, it will put one word on each box: kitchen. That is because packing companies only indicate the name of the room from which the boxed item came.
Special considerations for any device that relies on a computer program
Pasadena Movers advise homeowners to consult the owner’s manual before packing anything that depends on the mechanical operation. If its cord can be removed, you need to be able to match the cord and appliance, once you reach your new home. Plan ahead, and have colored stickers or tape handy, when you pack the things in the kitchen.
Put a colored sticker or colored tape on any cord that was removed from an appliance. Then put that same colored sticker or tape on the appropriate device. That way you can match the cords and the devices. If you want to conserve paper, you can wrap your appliances in linens, before putting them in a box. That is a good way to limit the number of linens that need to be packed and shipped in a separate container.