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Packing Electrical Appliances

Published by Joe Webster.

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  1. Packing Electrical Appliances (Cooker, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine)
  2. Use the original packaging
  3. Remove all consumables
  4. Label the appliances
  5. Cables and ports
  6. Read the user manual
  7. Use anti-static popcorn or bubble wrap
Use The Original Packaging

Packing Electrical Appliances (Cooker, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine)

Electrical appliances are among the most expensive household goods in most homes. As such, they need to be treated with special care when being packed for a move. You can choose to do the packing yourself, with a friend, or you can ask your moving company to provide packing services in your regular moving package.

Whichever route you decide to take, here are some packing tips for your electrical appliances.

Use the original packaging

The original packaging that came with your electronics has been designed to give sufficient support to any delicate part of the appliance. It is the perfect size and it comes with sufficient padding to survive the move to your home.

It is therefore advisable to use this packaging for your move. If you no longer have it, you can purchase a moving box designed for electronics from your moving company. You can also opt to go with a double wall box.

Label The Appliances

Remove all consumables

Remove any soap, fabric softener, toner cartridges and any other consumables from the appliances before packing them. This will ensure that no messy spillages happen during the move. Pack these consumables separately in a bag that can be kept in the same box with the appliance.

Label the appliances

Make sure that you avoid any damage by labelling all boxes containing electrical appliances. Ensure that the word “Fragile” is clearly visible on the box, and that the box is kept right side up. If you don’t have the original packaging of the appliances, label each box to show exactly what is inside it. This way, when the time comes to unpack, you will know exactly what is in each box without first having to open it.

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Cables and ports

It’s easy to forget where each cable came from, so take a photo or video of the back panels of the appliances before unplugging any cable to ensure that you have an easy time setting up in your new home.

It will also help to use twist ties to ensure that each cable is safely secured before packing it.

Read the user manual

The user manual for most electrical appliances will usually contain specific instructions for safely packing the appliance. Read the guide and follow the instructions there. If you have lost it, you can contact your manufacturer for a copy or check their website for tips.

Read The User Manual

Use anti-static popcorn or bubble wrap

Ideally, you should use the Styrofoam that came with the appliances. However, if you can’t find it, get anti-static popcorn or bubble wrap to keep your appliances safe. Using materials that can conduct electricity could damage electric components in your appliance.

Don’t forget to load the heavier appliances first. You can then place the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones safely without causing any damage. Electronics are fragile and can get destroyed easily when relocating. However, if you follow these tips, you stand a higher chance of getting them all safe and sound to your new home.

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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