While packing the house, among all the items, electrical appliances are the trickiest. According to the movers in Auckland, packing electrical items is the most time-consuming task, and it requires a special game plan and ample supplies. Where electrical appliances tend to receive special care, they are not specifically difficult to pack.
There is no rocket science in packing electrical appliances. As per the advice given by the moving companies in Auckland, all you need is proper resources like packing materials and some tips on how to use them to pack that equipment properly.
There are some smart tips mentioned below for packing electrical appliances properly, do read them and follow them for safe packing.
1.Wipe and Disassemble the Appliances
The first and foremost tip to follow is to deep clean and assemble each appliance before packing it. To confirm that all appliances are dismantled and cleaned thoroughly. This will restrain you from transporting dirty appliances with crumbs, grease, and another type of debris in them into new premises.
It is recommended by house removals in Auckland to wipe only each part of the equipment with a damp cloth that would be enough. It would not take much time, and your appliances would be clean and tidy. Therefore, just make sure that all items are dry and do not carry any moisture in them before packing them.
2. Remove Loose and Detachable Parts
Once you are done with the cleaning part and disassembling the equipment, the next thing to follow is to remove loose and detachable parts from it. The items like microwave trays, blender blades, and attachments of food processors need to keep separate. These items need to be handled in the same way as fragile items do.
While considering the packing and moving tips, you need to make sure that you are mentioning the instructions on how to reassemble the appliance. There may be some equipment who have very intimidating disassembling, so it is better to write them out on paper and stick it to the part before packing it.
3. Get a Suitable Box
It is advised by the movers and packers to utilize the original packing of the appliances. Remember, those boxes are accurate for packing such appliances. If you do not have it, then make sure that you are using the correct boxes which are close to their actual size. Such boxes usually come in the category of small to medium-sized boxes.
Do not get reckless with putting multiple appliances together in one large box, even though they are packed but not secured enough. To make boxes firmer, try to close the boxes with tape, even on preassembled boxes. Therefore, packing all appliances together in one box is likely to damage because it carries too many fragile items.
4. Wrap Appliances Properly for Packing
Start wrapping your appliances by rolling loose cords and securing them with twist ties or packing tape. Add one more layer of packing tape to adhere them to the side of the appliance. If any appliance has a non-removal door-such as your oven and toaster, use packing tape to seal the door properly from the outside.
In the next step, wrap each appliance with packing paper, including the tiny parts. You need to wrap twice or thrice the layer of packing paper for delicate parts and the main machinery part of the equipment. Tightly wrap the appliances and secure them with packing tape to keep them protected.
Before placing them in the box, place crumbled sheets of newsprint and packing paper at the bottom of the box. Making a layer of these crumble sheets creates a structure to provide some shock absorption.
5. Get Professional Assistance
Some people prefer to pack the electrical appliances by themselves, while considering it an easy task. But it is not that much of a cakewalk, you can end up damaging any wire or small part indeliberately. This is where you must hire some professional movers in Auckland, who have expertise in handling such delicate electric equipment.
They know inside out about packing such items because it is part of their mundane. So, you can leave the stress out and give the job of packing your electric appliances to the experts who will do it proficiently.
6. Leave No Room for Gaps
After placing all the items in the box, if there are small pockets of space, fill these with slightly scrunched paper or packing peanuts. You can also use some small pots or containers to fill the blank space.
There should not be any space left in the box because it can wobble in the box and eventually can get some damage. Apart from all this, you can utilize some kitchen towels and napkins to fill the blank space.
7. Secure and Label the Box
Fill the box with crumpled packing paper so there is no space left at the top. Seal the box and secure it with packing tape from top to bottom. Do label the box with the title ‘Kitchen’ and mention the list of items inside. Labelling the box will help you to know which stuff you have kept in which box without opening it.
In addition to that, mark the boxes with ‘FRAGILE’ so that you, and movers and packers can take extra care of them while loading and unloading. You will have contentment when you have an idea about an elusive item you packed with some particular thing. It will save a lot of your time and energy.