Post # 1
Thought I’d come to the Hive with an interesting packing dilemma.
We’re moving out of state next week and I can’t figure out how to pack the KitchenAid. It is really heavy, so I’m worried about it busting through the bottom of a regular cardboard box. Tried to fit it into a paper ream box (since the bottom is more sturdy), but it is too tall to fit.
Any suggestions? A friend suggested I place it in our laundry basket the day of the move, and just wrap it in several towels. That’s definitely a possibility, although I was wondering if there was another option?
Post # 2
I just moved with one – I bought a couple of plastic tubs from Lowes and I taped it so it wouldn’t tip or shift a lot. I had no issues with the move (4 hours away), and I think it worked pretty well. Good luck!!
Post # 3
Stick it in a big rubber maid bin with all your kitchen linens. Done.
Post # 4
I always keep the boxes for things so I had the box it came in :/
Are you moving yourself? If you’re using movers I suggest not marking what box its in (say books or something that would be heavy but not super valuable) and number your boxes.
I have had two different friends in two different parts of the country have their Kitchenaid mixers stolen by movers, and often they don’t realize until they start unpacking and by then it’s too late
Post # 5
I think I kept the box and put it back in to move. But I moved a lot of heavier items in clothes hampers or plastic bins. Just make sure it is properly labeled.
Post # 6
I put mine on the floor of my passenger seat. Haha precious cargo travelled in my car 🙂
Post # 7
I just put mine of the floor of my car – that and my Le Creuset dutch ovens, which are also super heavy, just seemed pointless to put in a box, so they went in the car with me. If you have the option to do that, it seems like the easiest solution.
Post # 8
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I double tape wrapped the bottom of a box and put in on its side in the box with all the accessories.
Post # 9
MrsEdamame: I just moved last week with my kitchen aid stand mixer. I just packed it its original box (which is basically a regular cardboard box) and packed a bunch of newspaper around it. I didn’t have any problems with it.
Post # 10
I take my Kitchen Aid with me to school all of the time when my students and I are cooking. It travels well and isn’t really fragile. I don’t think you can hurt it too much!
Post # 11
a_day_at_the_fair: We are moving ourselves, but this is a great tip! Never thought of it as a high-theft item when moving but I’m sure thieves would have no trouble re-selling it secondhand.
NoneOfYourBeeswax: I do realize it’s a pretty sturdy appliance — just trying to avoid it getting badly scratched or dropped
Post # 12
I kept the boxes for the small appliances we have (toaster, keurig, etc). It’s the easiest way to move them. We moved a lot in our first two years of being together, so I kept all of the boxes. I’ll do the same in the future.
Post # 13
I have the box mine came in, but yeah…I’d probably throw it into a box along with the towels. Just make sure you label it since you’re moving yourselves.
Post # 14
MrsEdamame: I didn’t pack mine for the movers, I moved it myself in the car. Our old apartment was only 20-30 mins from our new house, so it wasn’t a big deal.
Post # 15
Not only did I move my KitchenAid cross-country, I shipped it ground in a cardboard box, with soft clotching packed all around it. It was fine…but my best friend did the same thing later and hers broke and had to be replaced. If I were you I’d just move it in your car in a laundry basket/towel setup, as your friend suggested, so it’ll undergo as little wear and tear as possible.