How to move kitchen appliances?

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Packing and moving kitchen appliances are one of the most difficult tasks in your moving process. No matter whether you are one of the most organized persons present in the world still, moving appliances is not an easy task if you do not have the right knowledge. It is recommended for you to hire local movers who can help you in moving appliances as it is important to professionally disconnect and safely pack all the appliances before the move. Make sure you start planning for the relocation weeks before the moving date to avoid any last-minute disasters.  


To move your appliances, first of all, you should thoroughly clean each one of them. This will help in stopping staining and damaging blankets or cloth which you will be using to cover the appliances before loading them onto a moving truck.

Tips to move kitchen appliances!!!

The refrigerator and oven are the two main kitchen appliances that are present in almost all the home kitchens. Apart from these two large items, there are also several small appliances to move such as dishwashers, ice makers, and so on. This guide will help you to move all these items safely and without any damage.  

Procedure to follow to move a refrigerator!!! 

  1. First of all, clean all the contents present in the refrigerator. 
  2. Unplug the refrigerator 7 to 8 hours before shipping and let the freezer defrost.
  3. Remove the moisture by wiping the entire refrigerator using a cloth or tissue papers
  4. Remove all the shelves including the glass shelve of the refrigerator to pack them separately. 
  5. Don’t forget to empty the water reservoir and disconnect the water pipeline. 
  6. If there are any removable parts present in the refrigerator then remove those and pack separately. 
  7. Use tape to secure all the door corners of the refrigerator. 
  8. While shipping, secure the refrigerator using tie-downs in the truck and finally you can move your refrigerator securely. 

Procedure to move an oven!!!

Some people end up damaging the floor or the oven itself while moving an oven. If your oven is mounted on a wall, don’t try to move its own. Make sure you hire an electrician to do the task. First of all, don’t forget to turn off the switch of the oven and if you have a gas oven then switch off the main valve. The main valve is present at a point where the gas pipeline meets the wall. So, you can easily find the valve to switch off it.

 If there are any removable parts present in the oven, then please detach all these removable parts. Pack these removable parts carefully, cover those using towels so that they can be shipped securely. Make sure you use a dolly or a slide to load the oven in the truck else it might scratch the floor. 

Procedure to move a dishwasher!!!

The very first thing you have to do to move a dishwasher is to remove the dishes and crockery from inside of the dishwasher. If you are thinking that it is a waste of time to remove the dishes crockery from the dishwasher then you might end up by breaking them and this can also be a reason behind serious damage of the dishwasher. So, make sure you empty your dishwasher before moving. After removing all the dishes from it, clean it thoroughly from inside and outside. 

The next step you have to do is remove all the shelves and other baskets present in the dishwasher and pack them separately. A screw or bolts might be needed to remove these shelves from the dishwasher. Then detach the washing machine from it. Also, remove the water hose from it. Finally, you have disconnected the entire dishwasher. Now, secure the entire dishwasher using protective packaging and finally, the dishwasher is ready to ship. 

Procedure to move an ice maker!!! 

There are some ice makers which are portable and easier to ship while some others need special requirements to ship. Unplug the unit of the ice maker and drain the water from it. Let it sit idle for some time so it dries. Then pack it in a box and do padding all around with the foam. Wrap the entire ice maker in bubble wraps to avoid any kind of damage during the shipment. The pack-ice maker in a separate box if possible and if not, then don’t pack heavier items above it. 

Procedure to move a wine cooler!!!

To start with, empty the wine cooler. You can enjoy the remaining wine with your friends and family members during the move to have some crazy moments or you can also pack the remaining bottles separately with great care. Make sure you keep the wine at the right temperature so it would not damage. 

While making sure the movers you choose to allow you to move alcohol else you have to take it in your vehicle. Then pack the wine cooler in a separate box using bubble wraps and padding and finally your wine cooler is ready to move. 

When it comes on move, one of the most difficult tasks is to move kitchen appliances. Use the above-written guide to move the kitchen appliances.   

Use this guide and several moving apps to make your relocation planning successful. We wish you all the good luck for the big change in life and may you reach your new home safely and without any damage to your inventory.


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