In today’s world, we all have many small appliances. You may not think of some as appliances, but nevertheless, they fit in our category.

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SMALL APPLIANCES Let’s list some of our common small appliances:

  • Coffee Maker

  • Toasters and Toaster Ovens

  • Blenders

  • Mixers

  • Microwave

  • Slow Cookers

  • Food Processors

  • Counter Electric Grills

When beginning to pack your small appliances, you should first assess what you have, make a list and go about finding a box to fit each one. You are ahead of the game if you have kept the original boxes. However, most of us haven’t. So, let’s get started.


  • Small and medium boxes

  • Packing paper

  • Bubble wrap

  • Towel

  • Packing tape

  • Zip ties

  • Ziploc bags

  • Marker for labeling


You will be able to group several small appliances together in the same box if they fit and are not too crowded; or else make the box cumbersome.

Clean each appliance before packing. In order to thoroughly clean each appliance, you should disassemble them as much as possible in order to get into the cracks and crevices of the appliances. Never submerge electrical appliances into water. Rather, clean them with a damp cloth. Dry after cleaning and prior to packing. Reassemble the parts as much as possible.

However, should you have separate parts, be sure to mark them clearly after wrapping and put together with the corresponding appliance. Place any small piece into a Ziploc bag and label accordingly.

Before wrapping your small appliance, ascertain if it has a removable electric cord. If so, wrap the cord to fit into a Ziploc bag or else secure it with zip ties. Be sure to wrap it with packing paper if not in a Ziploc, in order to be able to label which appliance it belongs to.

It’s always best to cushion the bottom of your boxes before packing them with a small appliance. You can use towels, bubble wrap or crumpled packing paper to do this. Tape the bottom of each box for extra security.

Go about wrapping each of the parts the appliances [use several stacked pieces of paper for this] and secure each with packing tape before placing them into a cushioned box. It is never a good idea to tape directly to your appliance as it is difficult to remove the gum from the tape from your appliance. After the box is full to capacity, put crumbled packing paper, bubble wrap or else packing peanuts around each item in order to fill the spaces between the appliances. This will ensure they do not rattle about and possible break or bend.

After your boxes are packed, secure them and tape shut with packing tape. Be sure to clearly label each box with more than just “Kitchen.” Having the items inside the box listed on the outside will help in the future to keep you from rummaging through the boxes to find the items you want. I mean, isn’t your coffeemaker the first thing you will want to find?

Call Missy Donaghy with Interiors for Seniors for a FREE consultation 321-279-3301.

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