December 27, 2019

5 Ways to Prepare Your Appliances for Move Day

moving a fridgeWe all know how complicated a move can be, especially if you decide to move appliances, like a fridge, stove, or washer and dryer with you!

If you plan to hire a professional moving company, they will ask that all major appliances are prepared prior to move day. Although there are some obvious ways you can prepare for their migration, let’s go over a few simple steps you should take to ensure your units last through the move.

5 Tips for Moving Appliances

1. Unplug

You shouldn’t wait until the last minute to unplug your appliance. If you are moving a fridge, you should always unplug at least 24 hours prior to move day; this gives you enough time to remove perishables and clean the inside. Don’t forget to make sure the freezer unit is defrosted, and the ice maker is properly drained.

2. Contact the Manufacturer or Dealer

All appliances have specific moving instructions within the owner’s manual. If you don’t have a copy, try contacting the manufacturer to follow up.

Some appliances will require gas lines to be turned off or waterlines to be disconnected; consult with a professional and the owner’s manual before starting this process.

3. Clean

Your fridge should be wiped dry and the shelves cleaned thoroughly. If you plan to move a washer, dryer, or dishwasher, make sure to run a cycle with cleaner before disconnecting any parts.

Make sure your appliances have enough time to dry before your move too! Once everything has dried, begin taping any nobs, hoses, shelving or racks in place so these don’t shift or accidentally get lost during transport.

4. Storage Space

Need extra storage during your move? Fridges, washers and dryers are great areas to store linens and pillows. As long as your appliance is properly cleaned and taped shut, there should be no reason to leave that extra space empty!

5. Final Steps

Extra nuts, bolts or wiring? Come up with a system to stay organized if your appliance contains extra parts. One easy way to stay on top of this is to bag up any small items along with the owner’s manual, that way all of the appropriate parts are in the same place as the instructions for install.

Contact Ramsey’s Moving Systems

Away we go! Contact Ramsey's Moving Systems; we will help you make all the right moves!When you contact Ramsey’s team you can trust that your appliances will be safely moved into your new space.

Our professional team of movers always puts safety and customer satisfaction first so you can relax on moving day. Our moving trucks are always stocked with blankets and moving harnesses so your items remain secure during the ride!

For more information about our moving services, contact us today.