You're not the only one who doesn't want to consider leaving your appliances behind after selling your house. Over time, moving across the nation with all of your appliances has grown more and more popular for homeowners. You should adhere to these helpful suggestions for moving your appliances safely whether you're a chef who loves your high-quality kitchen equipment or a homeowner who chose the colors of your washer and dryer.
1. Select either DIY or professional movers for your appliance relocation
Should you transport your large appliances yourself or leave it to a reputable moving company? Of course, moving your bulky appliances yourself will save you money, but you might feel less stressed knowing that professional movers are handling the packing, securing, and safe transportation of each item.
You can transfer your appliances successfully, but you'll need a few equipment and materials to make the operation go more smoothly, as well as some strong helping hands to pitch in (in exchange for a good evening out).
To transfer your appliances, make plans to collect the following items:
- A heavy-duty hand truck or dolly that can move bulky appliances
- Mats, sheets, cardboard, and strips of carpet are examples of floor protection
- Packing supplies, including moving blankets, packing tape, and tiny boxes for hoses, racks, and other interior appliance parts
Remember that in addition, you'll require renting a moving van big enough to accommodate your appliances. Plan to rent a large moving truck if you're relocating everything, including the oven, washer, and dryer.
Employing moving professionals
Working with experienced movers is the best method to guarantee a smooth transfer without damage if your kitchen appliances are as precious to you as your own family. There are various benefits to hiring expert movers, including:
- Provided packaging materials
- Knowledge of the size of common appliances
- Teams that collaborate swiftly and effectively
- Insurance for moving in case repairs or replacements are required
- Possibility of making a storage space reservation at the company's location
2. Make a prep work plan
Even though you might not believe it takes much time to prepare your appliances for a relocation, you should allow yourself at least one to three days. If you need to obtain user manuals for instructions on how to disconnect or make an appointment with a technician, allow additional time. Especially if they're headed to a storage facility, keep in mind that your refrigerator, washer, and perhaps dishwasher require at least 24 hours to air dry. When you go back, you'll want appliances that are mold- and mildew-free.
Think about adding the following items to your to-do list:
- Check the dimensions of your new home's appliance space once more
- Make sure your new home has the appropriate power source, outlet, and plug for your appliances. To install the items securely, you might want assistance from an electrician
- For advice on how to get your appliances ready for a relocation, get in touch with the manufacturer or review the user manuals
- To schedule an appointment to assist securely disconnect and reconnect your appliances, contact the gas provider
- If necessary, arrange for a professional to reinstall the water lines in your refrigerator.
3. Unplug, wash, and dry your bulky appliances
Now that your appliances have been set up, it's time to go to the following phase. Follow these moving suggestions to unplug, clean, and dry your appliances before placing them in the moving truck.
- Cut off the water and electricity
- Drain the hoses and disconnect them
- The dried hoses are placed into the dishwasher after being wrapped in towels and packing paper
- Tidy up the inside
- Before you relocate, leave the dishwasher door open for a few hours or days to make sure it is completely dry
- Turn off the water and electricity at the washer
- Drain the hoses and disconnect them
- Hose connection ends should be wrapped in a towel and put in the washing
- Use a gentle, dry cloth to clean the washer's interior and exterior.
- Make sure the tub is completely dry by draining the water.
- To secure and guard against tub damage during shipping, according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- If the manufacturer suggests hiring a professional appliance installer after you arrive, do so.
- If you have a gas dryer, get the gas line disconnected and sealed off by a professional
- Remove the dryer's electrical plug to turn it off
- Lint screen cleanup
- Use a cloth to clean the dryer's inside and outside
- To disconnect and cap off the gas line, hire a skilled stove expert since it requires specific handling he oven in-depth
- Ensure the outside is clean
- All the detachable components should be taken apart and placed in a box for storage
- Make an appointment with a skilled expert to install the stove in your new home freezer
- At least 24 hours before your relocation, unplug the refrigerator
- Discard the perishable items
- Empty the water reservoir after disconnecting the water line
- All surfaces, including shelves and drawers, and detachable containers should be cleaned and dried
- Bins, shelves, and any other loose items should be placed in a container that is secure
- Clean the condenser or compressor of any dust
- Clean, empty, and let to air dry the evaporator pan
- Have a professional reattach the waterline to the ice maker and water dispenser
- Prior to using the refrigerator, let at least 24 hours following delivery
4. Remember Your Compact Kitchen Appliances
Even small appliances require preparation. To prevent broken pieces, you must thoroughly clean, remove, and pack small items like a microwave plate.
Make a list of your countertop and small appliances:
- Portable mixer
- Air fryers and deep fryers
5. Protect Your Appliances by Wrapping Them
Before placing your appliances on the moving truck, you must wrap and bundle them if you're doing the relocation yourself. Your aim is to keep your appliances as still as possible throughout the journey. The surfaces of the appliance should be protected with a lot of packing materials. Consider hiring a reputable moving company to offer yourself the assurance that your little and large appliances will arrive at your new house undamaged.