Tips For Moving Your Kitchen Appliances Safely

Need a hand with in move kitchen appliances? Relocating your kitchen appliances is a part of moving that needs special consideration and a process you would prefer to go smoothly.  If you choose to tackle this move without the help of residential moving companies in Surrey, here are some tips that will help you.

You need to know how to unplug appliances, pack and store them while not hurting yourself or damaging the floors of your kitchen. These tips will help you do just that so you will be able to enjoy a stress-free moving day.

Move Kitchen Appliances - Moving The Bigger Appliances

It’s tackling the larger appliances you need to be careful about—done wrong, the higher chance of injury and damage to your kitchen. Having someone with you to help is always a great idea, especially when handling the bigger appliances.

Move Kitchen Appliances- Moving An Oven

The first step is to disconnect the oven from the energy source. If it’s an electric oven, you need to switch it off and then disconnect it from the outlet on the wall. If your oven is powered by gas, you will need to shut off the gas supply from the main valve. If unsure of how to disconnect your oven it is always recommended to refer to the manual.

The detachable parts of an oven such as the inner shelves, trays and racks and if gas-powered ovens the rings and trivets can be packed separately. We recommend the use of bubble wrap or any wrapping material to keep the parts safe when moving. Packing the detachable parts separately leaves the unit lighter in weight making it easy to move.

You can use durable tape to tape the door of the oven and wrap it with a blanket. Now the oven is ready to be moved. You can use a dolly lift as a precaution.

Move Kitchen Appliances- Moving A Refrigerator/ Freezer

Special care needs to be taken when moving a fridge because it is a very delicate appliance and vulnerable to great damage if handled incorrectly. The following step-by-step guide will help you move your freezer carefully.

The first step is to empty the fridge. Everything from the food stored, to ice trays, egg trays, drawers, etc needs to be removed. These items like the detachable parts of the oven can be packed separately.

The large, fragile detachable parts such as the glass trays and shelves can be wrapped using bubble wrap or any other wrapping material. Placing them in labelled boxes will make it easier for you when unpacking at your new location.

Move Kitchen Appliances

The next step would be to unplug your fridge from the outlet on the wall. If your fridge includes a freezer, you need to be mindful of disconnecting the ice maker from the water source.

Defrosting the freezer will take up to 6-8 hours. Cover the freezer with towels to soak up the water and avoid flooding in the kitchen.

Once the freezer is defrosted, clean the fridge and leave the doors open to avoid mould from forming.  Next, remove all the magnets stuck on to the fridge, and coil the cable up and tape it to the fridge.

Use big blankets to wrap the fridge and tie it with a rope to secure it.

With the help of another person, place the fridge on a dolly lift to move it to the moving van. When packing it into the moving van, place the fridge on its side where the door hinges.

This is mandatory if you are planning on a long-distance move such as moving from BC to Albeta.

How To Move A Washing Machine, Dryer And Dishwasher

To move this type of appliance we prefer if you could find the original packaging. If not, follow the steps below to pack up your washing machine, dryer and dishwasher.

With these appliances too, remove any detachable parts and pack them separately. Unplug the appliances and coil the cables and tape them to the appliance itself.

The water valves found in both the washing machine and dishwasher need to be turned off. Turn the hose screws anticlockwise and pull the hose out to drain all the water out. Next, cover the appliances with blankets and remove them to the moving van with the help of a dolly lift.

For more help with moving the bigger appliances, you can always contact one of the most professional moving companies Surrey.

Move Kitchen Appliances - Moving The Small Appliances

Small appliances include your microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender etc. To pack and move these small appliances we recommend these steps.

Firstly unplug and clean the appliance. Make sure it is dry before packing. The detachable parts can be packed separately and put in labelled boxes.

If the original packaging cannot be found it is essential to find similar-sized packaging. For any space left in the boxes, fill them with packing paper or newspapers. Place these lighter appliances on the more heavy appliances when packing up the moving van.

Move Kitchen Appliances

Commercial moving can be expensive so if you want to do the moving on your own, these tips will help you enjoy a hassle-free moving day.

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