When moving is involved this question always comes to mind. “How do I pack and move my big appliances?” true enough those big, bulky and heavy items can come as a challenge. Not only are they hard to carry around, they too often come with big values and damaging them would be a serious blow to the wallet. To help us with this dilemma, Amber Moves has the following pointers on how to prepare, pack and move your big appliances. Read up and learn a handful of them.
- USE THE RIGHT PACKING SUPPLIES – As is with every relocation packing tutorial, using the right packing supplies is step one. You cannot expect to move your items safely and intact if you use those that easily break and fall apart. Get the right boxes. If the cartons that your appliances originally came with are still intact then use those as they have been custom fit for the item. If you need a special box for certain fragile items like a flat screen TV then you can head over to a specialty shop to have one done.
- PROTECT AND PAD THEM UP – Likewise, be sure to purchase bubble wraps and Styrofoam inserts. Paper will do but for extra fragile electronics and appliances, those two protect better as they absorb shocks best and are less likely to give away or get crushed as easily.
- KNOW HOW TO CARRY THEM AROUND – Certain appliances are not built to have their weight easily distributed. A top part can be light on top but heavy down bottom. Read their package manuals or research one up over at the internet. There is a reason why manufacturers include an instructional manual.
- BE SURE TO CLEAN BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE – It is advised that you clean you big appliances (in fact all of your stuff) before packing them all up. This is especially true for kitchen appliances as they will need at least a day of being food or liquid free before they are moved.
- KNOW HOW TO STASH THEM INSDIE THE VAN – There are items that cannot be put on top of another. There are those that cannot be stacked for more than three levels. Others are even too heavy that they potentially crush those beneath or beside them. Be sure to plan how they will be arranged in the moving vehicle.
When all else fails, Amber Moves suggest that you ask your trusted movers for some professional help.