When you’re moving house, how to get your fridge into your new home is probably the last thing on your mind. If you’ve got kids, they’ll be confused. Your job might be changing, your school zones could be out the window. There’s just so much to sort out!
But when you choose the removalist professionals at Allied Pickfords to organise your local, interstate or international relocation, that’s one less thing for you to worry about. You’ll still have to pack up the bulk of your belongings and make sure it’s all ready to go on the big day. The kitchen is so often a pain point when it comes to packing for a move, but these three handy hints can make it a breeze:
1) Make sure the fridge is empty
Before the actual moving day, you’ll need to clear out your fridge and defrost it. This means removing your food and either storing it somewhere else (cold bins, a friend’s fridge) if you are moving locally, or giving it to charities that provide food to those who need it most when you may be heading interstate or overseas. You don’t need to waste anything!
Defrosting the fridge is the most important part of the kitchen move. It means unplugging it and letting the ice inside melt away. You can leave your fridge where it is for this process, but make sure you have towels underneath to soak up the water. Once this is done, you can clean it and make sure everything is tidy for the movers.
2) Packing the cutlery and crockery, crash-free
Don’t try to cram too much into each box.
Cutlery and crockery takes up an enormous amount of room in our kitchens. It’s what we use to eat, after all.
Plates, bowls, pots and pans take up a lot of space in boxes too. You should make sure everything is wrapped safely in newspaper or bubble wrap to avoid cracking or chipping when being transported. Plates should be packed standing upright in the box as this ensures that they are resting on their strongest point – which is their edge not flat as many people sometimes pack them! Cups and Bowls should also be packed upside down to ensure they travel safely. Don’t try to cram too much into each box either. If one is full, start a new one to avoid things being squashed together.
3) Appliances are key
From the kettle to the toaster to the microwave, we all have kitchen appliances that we use every day. If you need to unpack these first, leave them to be packed last in the ‘essentials’ box. This is reserved as the last box packed, and the first unpacked, so if you need a cup of tea after the big move, you won’t have to rummage through boxes trying to find the kettle.
Allied Pickfords are able to supply you the cartons that you may require or we can even pack the entire kitchen for you to help make your move stress-free, so get in touch today.