Are you planning an upcoming move? Perhaps, you’ve recently ended a long-term relationship and need a change of scenery. Or, you might be moving to another state in order to accept a once in a lifetime job opportunity. Regardless of the reasons for your move, you may desperately desire to protect your belongings during the relocation process. To help you meet this goal, consider working with a popular moving company. Hiring a moving business can make the moving process both faster and less chaotic. On this blog, I hope you will discover the procedures a moving company utilizes to carefully pack a customer’s belongings. Enjoy!
Moving is a complicated process. Not only do you need to organize and pack all of your smaller belongings, but you also need to move heavy, bulky items, such as furniture and appliances. Because of how tiring and overwhelming moving appliances can be, you may consider leaving them and buying new appliances that can be moved directly to your new house. While suitable, buying new appliances can be costly. A new refrigerator can cost between $900 and $8,000. Plus, you can expect to pay a good amount of money for a new washer and dryer set. Thankfully, you can save yourself a lot of money by moving your appliances to your new home. Here are a few tips to help you move these large household appliances.
Moving the refrigerator is one of the most daunting tasks because it is not only tall and bulky, but also very heavy. With the right preparation, you can transport this appliance to your new residence in a safe and efficient manner.
To get started, clean out all food from the interior. Either throw it out, donate it, or pack it away in boxes or a cooler. Then, wipe down the interior with an antibacterial cleanser. Consider removing adjustable shelves and drawers, since they can move around while you are transporting the fridge to the new house. Pack these pieces away in boxes.
Disconnect the appliance, ensuring there is no power or water running to the refrigerator/freezer. Use tape to secure cords to the back of the appliance. Secure the door in place using bungee cords or stretchable tape, as well. This will prevent the doors from opening during the move.
Wrap the exterior of your refrigerator with heavy moving blankets. Secure them in place using rope or bungee cords. The blankets will protect the exterior from damage.
With the help of friends or professional movers from a company like Kaster Moving, prop the refrigerator up on one side so you can glide it onto a furniture or appliance dolly. Do not lay the refrigerator on its side, since this can cause oil to leak from the compressor.
Once on the dolly, transfer the refrigerator into the moving truck. Again, do not tip the refrigerator. Inside the truck, secure the appliance in place using bungee cords.
Unless they are no longer functioning, you should move your washer and dryer to your new home, as well. Since they are shorter appliances, moving the washer and dryer does not have to be as challenging as the refrigerator. However, precaution is still important to reduce the risk of damage to the appliance or injury to your back and neck.
Make sure the interior tubs are empty. Clean out lint and debris traps, too. Then, disconnect the power and water lines from the back of each appliance. Wipe out the interior tubs using antibacterial cleanser. Dry everything completely with a clean towel. This prevents mold and mildew growth during your move. Allow water lines to drain.
Allow the doors to the tub to remain open for a while to air out any remaining moisture. Use heavy-duty tape to secure the doors in place before you start moving. Use tape to secure the cords in place on the back of each appliance.
Cover both the washer and dryer with furniture blankets to protect the exterior. Then, prop the washer onto the moving dolly carefully. Use the dolly to prop the appliance up on the wheels, so you can glide it onto the moving truck with ease. Again, secure the appliance in place using bungee cords. Repeat the moving process with the dryer.
Many people choose to buy new appliances when they are moving, but this can become very expensive. To save money and move your refrigerator, washer, and dryer in a safe and effective manner, use these simple solutions.Share
3 April 2018