If you own large appliances and will be moving them to your new home, its important that come moving day, they’re ready to be loaded onto the moving truck. Being ready means, empty, clean and disconnected.
How do you pack large appliances for moving?
Large appliances such as a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washing machine or dryer must be handled with care during transit. If you have the product manual, refer to these to understand how to pack and protect the appliance during a move. Many moving companies will not disconnect or install appliances. For any items with high voltage connections and gas supplies, a specialist will be required to disconnect these appliances.
How do you prepare a refrigerator for moving?
The refrigerator must be emptied and defrosted before it can be moved. How long does a fridge have to be turned off before moving? At least 24 hours prior to being moved unplug the fridge. Allow additional time to ensure that both the interior and exterior of the refrigerator are completely dry and wiped down to prevent any mold occurring while in transit.
How do you move heavy appliances down stairs?
If you’re doing a DIY move, you’ll need at least two people to move a large appliance. Having a dolly will make it easier. If you’re using a moving company, their crew will come prepared to move your large appliances.