How to ship appliances
- Written by Abigail Jacobs
- Published: 09 July 2020
Moving can be a headache, and one of the worst can come from trying to work out how you will get your appliances from A to B.
Bulky ones like fridges and washing machines can be difficult to move, but they are often so expensive that we don’t want to leave them behind.
Here are some of our best tips to help you successfully to ship your appliances, no matter how far they need to go.
Prepare for Transit
Make sure everything is properly dry before you continue to pack up. You don’t want mold to grow inside there accidentally while it is moving. Finally, make sure that any doors or flaps are secured with non-adhesive tape.
Make Sure You Pack It Correctly
It is doubtful that you will have the correct boxes still from when you bought the appliances, but your packing company should be able to provide you with the materials you need. Add a layer of propylene foam to any stainless-steel surfaces you may have. This will help to protect it from scratches as it is being shipped.
You should also use bubble wrap or foam as much as you can to help protect the appliance. In particular, make sure the corners of the appliance are well-protected as these are places that can often get knocked.
If you don't know where to get the suitable packaging materials to protect your appliances, here are some useful links where you will certainly find what you are looking for:
Finally, most appliances should be shipped upright. Fridges, washing machines, and many other appliances will have an internal draining system. Find out from your courier if the appliance has been shipped on its side as this means that the appliance will need to be righted and left for 24 hours before you start using it once more. Any appliance without this internal draining system, like a dryer or an oven, can be safely shipped on its side.
Ship Your Appliances with SendParcelNow
We don’t just handle parcels here at Sendparcelnow.com! Though we can help you get a smaller parcel on its way, we can also handle massive crates containing your prized appliances like your fridge and dishwasher.
We will need you to sign a liability waiver before we take your appliance. Though we do our utmost to protect your appliances in transit, sometimes accidents can’t be stopped! Nevertheless, you have our guarantee that we will do everything in our power to get your appliances where they are supposed to be in the condition you sent them off in.
Get in touch to find out more about shipping with us today! We could help you move everything from your kitchen appliances to the contents of your wardrobes. Through our services, in fact, you can also send clothes around Europe and much more nothing is too big or too small.