Moving household appliances – tips and tricks

During the relocation process, there will be a lot of household appliances, both large and small, that will need to be dealt with. While small ones aren’t usually the issue, the large ones do merit additional consideration. You want to avoid any damage to both your home and these appliances while you move them. Moving household appliances is not really that difficult but it can be a bit tricky if you don’t really know what to do. The obvious best solution is simply to hire residential movers Denver and let them handle all the heavy lifting. However, if you want to move them on your own, and/or prepare them for relocation this article will show you how to do just that!

How to move household appliances with ease?

Here are some considerations for your appliances both large and small:

  • Hire a professional moving company
  • Tips for moving large household appliances
  • How to prepare and move your fridge and freezer?
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Tips for moving small household appliances
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Hire a professional moving company

The best thing that you can do for both your state of mind and your belongings, is to hire a moving company to transport your belongings. Your apartment movers Denver have all the tools, knowledge, and manpower required to make your move as flawless as it can be. They offer a wide range of services, which you can customize to your liking. Make sure that you start looking for a moving company as soon as you know that you will be moving. This is to ensure that you get the date that you want, as moving companies are quite busy in the moving season. If you wait for the moving season to start, you may encounter some difficulties when scheduling a moving date.

Worth considering is that hiring a moving company off-season will allow you to get better deals and have greater negotiating power. If you want to save on your relocation, this is the #1 option.

Tips for moving large household appliances

However, if you really want to move these items on your own, here’s how you go about it:

When dealing with heavy appliances, you will need to make sure that they don’t damage the floor. If you drag them over the floor, which is the usual method of moving these items, you can easily leave grooves on the floor. The best way to deal with this is to simply acquire an appliance roller, this tool will come in really handy for moving any sort of appliance in your home. It will also serve you for years to come, whenever you have something heavy that you need to move. It is a worthwhile investment.

Another thing that you might want to do is to remove everything that you can from the appliance. This includes trays, shelves, and any sections that can be detached. Even if you are using the appliance roller, lower weight equals easier moving. Simple as that. You can wrap the detached items separately, which makes it easier for packing.

Whenever you have a door on the appliance, make sure that it is firmly closed. You can ensure this by utilizing a really strong string or even rope. If you want even more protection, simply use bubble packs as additional wrapping, especially in case of glass doors.

Finally, make sure that your appliances are clean before you prepare them for transport. Any dirt or similar on the item can cause further damage once the appliance is in transport. Also, this is the perfect time to finally clean that stain you’ve said you will clean eventually. You know you have to do it, simply grit your teeth and do it, it will be over in no time!

Make sure to empty the fridge and freezer before the move.

How to prepare and move your fridge and freezer?

You want to be even more careful with your fridge and freezer. What you need to do is to empty them of as much food as possible. Ideally, you want to empty them of all food. You will also need to defrost both the back of your fridge and your freezer before the moving day comes. You don’t want any puddles forming in the back of the van, which may damage your other items. Make sure that they are dry and ready to go when the moving day comes. Finally, you want to keep the fridge in the upright position at all times, if possible. Take extra care with the coils at the back, they are the most vulnerable once the appliance is in transit.

Washer and Dryer

When you get your washing machine, it comes with a set of bolts called “transit bolts”. These bolts are there to keep the drum in place so it does not incur any damage while in transit. Obviously, you have removed these before using your washing machine. You should have kept these bolts and hopefully, you did. When preparing your washer for the move, simply reattach these bolts before you load it in the truck. But also, don’t forget to get proper packing supplies too! This will keep the drum safe and sound during transit. No bumps and potholes will stand in its way! Or, they will, they will just not be able to damage it.

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Reattach the transit bolts to your washer and dryer before you load it in the truck.

Tips for moving small household appliances

Finally, here are some tips on how to deal with smaller items. This is the time to use up all those boxes that you might have been saving for just this time. If you have original packaging, even better! In the off-chance that you don’t have the original boxes, you can simply wrap the appliances such as a toaster or a microwave in clean towels or bubble packs before you place them inside a moving box.

However, if you want to make the move easier, you should hire professionals and get their full packing services. A professional moving company will pack and relocate all your appliances fast and efficiently.

And you really need to pay attention to the various cables. When moving household appliances, it is easy to crush them which might make your appliance not work when it arrives at its destination. Always make sure that you tie up the cables using rubber bands or tape. Simple and effective!

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