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Taking Care Of Your Applicances While Moving

When you move to a new house, you not only change your address but your entire home. You are responsible for moving a few knickknacks here and there to huge appliances. You can pack small and unbreakable items easily in boxes of various sizes. For valuable and fragile items, bubble wrap is the right way to go. But how do you pack your appliances? They can be tricky because you need to move them without getting any scratches, damaging any parts, or losing any parts on the way. Hence these appliances end up taking the majority of your time while moving. This article shares some of the exceptional tips on how appliances can be moved safely. On the safer side, you can always choose professional appliance moving companies to do this for you.

Appliances come in all sizes – Small, Medium and Large. So, the very first thing you need to do is to make a list of these appliances and sort them according to their sizes. Once you do this, you will quickly realize how many appliances you need to take care of and how many of them need to be moved as gently as possible.

Small Appliances

Small appliances generally include items like mixers, blenders, juicers, dryer, steamers, straightening iron, iron, can opener, food processor, convection toaster oven, espresso machine, etc. All these items need to be packed properly. To begin with, clean all the appliances and remove their cords. Wrap each appliance in a bubble wrap and label the cords properly so there's no confusion later on. Instead of stuffing them in boxes, place them in boxes carefully and fill empty spaces with crushed papers or fillers. Finally label the box accordingly and place them inside the moving truck.

Medium Appliances

Medium appliances include appliances like microwave oven, barbeque grill, lawnmower, vacuum cleaner, stereo, gas stove etc. To avoid messiness, you need to pack these items separately, instead of mixing them with other kitchen items. To pack these items, it is better if you unplug them at least 24 hours before packing and moving them. Remove all the cords, label them and clean the appliances properly. Wrap each appliance with cardboard and plastic sheeting. This will keep them from getting scratched and/or damaged. Use moving tools like a dolly or a slider and place them inside the truck.

Large Appliances

Larger appliances will be the refrigerator, washer and dryer, big screen TV, desktop computer, and dishwasher. These items are expensive and delicate in their own way, so they take more attention and should be packed and ready to load before any other appliance or household item. These items need to be packed safely and should not be rushed.
To pack appliances like dishwasher, washer, and dryer, drain water from them and don't use them for at least a day prior to moving. Dry their interiors properly by using a towel. Remove the cords and accessories from appliances and wrap them up in plastic bag; label them. Place a box of baking soda inside these appliances to avoid the risk of mildew. Secure the appliances with a strong rope on the moving dolly and take the appliances to the moving truck. For appliances like Gas Stove place cardboard cutouts on all the burners and secure them with duct tape and follow all the other steps.

To pack and move your refrigerator, it is always safe to choose a reliable refrigerator mover. However, if you have decided to do it yourself, refer our article Safety Tips to move Your Refrigerator for packing, unpacking and safely moving your refrigerator.

It is essential to know how to pack and ready all your appliances and items beforehand, so you are not wasting time on moving day. This will finish the task of your loading quicker than usual. I hope that these tips on moving your appliances were helpful and will save your valuable time.

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