How to Keep Your Appliances Safe During a Kitchen Renovation: Packing Appliances, Hiring A Man With A Van, and Storage

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When you are doing some type of renovation to your home, it is almost always vital that you clear the area of furniture and appliances that may get damaged or get in the way of the process. 

A kitchen renovation, of course, is not too different in that regard. In fact, some will say that clearing the kitchen is more crucial. After all, aside from the usual items like silverware, plates, and glasses, you will also have to worry about packing up expensive and fragile kitchen appliances like the microwave oven, blender, air fryer, coffee maker, fridge, and many more.

Here are some tips on how to extend the life of your home appliances.

Although it sounds relatively simple, the process of keeping your kitchen appliances safe during a remodel can be a bit of a challenge. To help make sure you can keep your kitchen appliances safe during this time, we’ve come up with a quick guide you may find useful. 

Keeping Your Appliances Safe During A Kitchen Renovation

Here are three things you must remember to keep your kitchen appliances safe and out of the way during a renovation project:

Pack Your Kitchen Appliances Properly

Packing kitchen appliances can be a bit tricky, especially since most of these items are made up of several materials with varying degrees of fragility. Here are some tips you will want to take note of while packing your kitchen appliances before a renovation project:

  • Make sure your appliances are clean and dry before packing them up. Packing these items up without cleaning it may lead to surface damage and many other things.
  • If packing up the appliance requires assembly or disassembly, make sure to consult the user manual or an online tutorial on the subject. The last thing you would want is to damage your items while taking it apart or putting it back together. 
  • Detach the power cord from the appliance, if possible. Otherwise, make sure to cover the cord and plug with bubble wrap to prevent the metal prongs from leaving scratches on your appliances.
  • Make sure to cover fragile parts of your appliances with bubble wrap, packing paper, or both. 
  • If the appliance’s original box or packaging is still intact, make use of them. Otherwise, you may use sturdy cardboard moving boxes.
  • Fortify the bottom and sides of the boxes with tape you will be using to ensure they can be moved with ease. 
  • Once the appliances have been placed inside a box, make sure to fill the box up with bubble wrap, crumpled paper, or packing peanuts. By doing this, you are helping absorb vibrations and minimize movement within the box.
  • Make sure to seal and label your boxes properly before sending them off to storage. Doing so will make keeping track of your belongings and unpacking the boxes, as easy as possible. 
  • For larger items like the refrigerator, dishwasher, and stove which you will not be able to pack in a box, make sure that they are clean and empty before covering it in wrapping plastic and moving blankets.

A Tip: Remember to make use of high-quality packing materials to ensure your kitchen appliances’ safety! 

Hire A Man With A Van

Packing your kitchen appliances properly is essential, but ensuring your stuff gets transported safely and securely to wherever you plan on keeping these items is also crucial. Hiring a man with a van for the job is, therefore, something you will want to consider.

A man and van is a business which provides transportation services. They are often used for small house and office removals, furniture deliveries, single-item transfers, parcel deliveries, and self-storage move-ins, among other things. 

Aside from not having to do any of the work yourself, you can also relax knowing that they will move and transport your items safely and as carefully as possible! The best part? You can get exceptional man and van services from experienced movers at an affordable price!

To hire the best man and van service for the job, always remember to compare multiple service providers before hiring one. Some factors you will want to consider are the following:

  • Costs
  • Service Inclusions
  • Customer Feedback/Satisfaction
  • Availability

Choose The Right Type Of Storage Space

Aside from packing your items properly, it would also be essential to ensure that they are being stored somewhere clean and safe. Hence, while it would be time and cost-effective to store your appliances in a rental garage, a rental shed, or the garage of a friend or family member, temporarily keeping your items in a storage unit will probably be the best option for you. 

You may be wondering, “How exactly is spending money the better option for me?” Well, think about it this way. Keeping your appliances in an exposed, unsecured and possibly damp and dirty location may result in costlier, or worse irreversible, damage to your belongings. 

A self-storage unit will have the necessary features and amenities to accommodate your requirements and ensure your belongings’ safety. Some of these features and amenities include round-the-clock security, climate-control in the units, high cleanliness standards, short-term lease contracts, and many more. You may read about the importance of climate control on appliances here.

Once you have cleared the kitchen of your appliances and other belongings, you may begin your renovation project without any worries! If you think you are ready to start your kitchen renovation project, here are some kitchen remodeling mistakes to avoid.

About The Author: This article was written by Michaela Pinga of WhatStorage. Michaela, who has since rediscovered her love for writing, has a degree and went to school for digital filmmaking. In her free time, Michaela enjoys consuming an alarmingly large amount of pop content in the form of books, TV shows, films, music, and many others.
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