Prepare your appliances for moving day
How To Prepare Large Appliances For A Move
Once moving day arrives, any large appliances that you plan to move must be ready to be loaded onto the truck!
In order for appliances to be ready, they need to be prepared and cleaned. This way your appliances have a far greater chance of enduring the time that they are in transit, and working, once they arrive at your new home.
If you plan on hiring a moving company to transport your appliances, please note that no representative of that company can help you disconnect or reinstall your appliances. Many appliances have high voltage connections, and gas supplies that need to be handled by a specialist.
Having the original product manual for all appliances can be a great source of information. It details how to disconnect the appliance, how to clean it, and how to protect the appliance during a move. If you have the originals, make sure they are kept safely where they can be accessed easily, both prior to moving day and once the items are ready for installation in the new home. Not to worry if you don’t have the owner’s manual, a simple online search will, in most cases provide the same information. Consider printing the documentation for future reference. Alternatively, contact the manufacturer and request a new product manual.
Prepare The Appliances
Unplug any appliances ahead of time. If you’re going to be moving any appliance that requires time to disconnect, such as a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher etc. give yourself enough time to detach all the parts. Refrigerators and freezers will need a few days to defrost, so make sure these get unplugged at least a few days before moving day.
Washers and dryers
Stoves and ranges
Refrigerators and freezers
With these simple tips to prepare your appliances, it’ll be like having new appliances all over again.