Pikes Peak Moving & Storage provides full service packing/unpacking services. However, if you decide to pack your items yourself, follow these pro tips.
Many appliances require servicing, disconnecting and preparation before moving. Upon request, Colorado Hi-Tec will gladly schedule a third-party to provide these services on your behalf. You may be able to perform most of the requirements yourself.
Refrigerators and freezers should be emptied of all food. Shelves should be either secured in place or detached and wrapped. The electric cord should be unplugged and taped to the back. Icemakers should be disconnected from the water line and drained in advance.
Washing machines should have all hoses disconnected and put in a carton. If you elect to place hoses in the tub or drum, be sure to wrap the metal couplings with cloth or paper to avoid damage to the tub’s surface from bouncing or vibration. The electric cord should be unplugged and taped to the back. On a top loading washer, the washer drum should be secured. We would be happy to give advice on the best way to do this. The drums in front loading washers must be secured with bolts provided by the manufacturer. If the bolts have been lost you should contact your local dealer.
Dryers should have the vent hose removed. The electric cord should be taped to the back.
Clocks, radios and other smaller appliances should be individually wrapped and packed along with linens or towels or surrounded with crushed paper for protection. Electronics and grandfather clocks Original manufacturer’s packaging provides the best protection for moving electronic goods. If these are not available, large or medium cartons should be used and the item well wrapped and cushioned.
Larger home electronics, such as plasma, LCD and flat panel televisions, should be packed in the original container if possible. If the original packaging is not available, the monitor or television should be wrapped and crated for maximum protection. Once packed, it will be loaded as a standard item. Computers and grandfather clocks require special pre-move preparation. Consult with Colorado Hi-Tec to determine requirements for moving these items.