Your Trusted Moving Company Explains How to Get Your Appliances Ready for Your Move

June 19, 2019

You’ve gone to a lot of trouble to find appliances you love. And those appliances cost a lot of money. A refrigerator alone can run between $350 and $1,200. The last thing anyone wants to do is have to cover the cost of a new fridge while paying for a move! Instead of buying new appliances once you’re at your new home, take them with you! Your Colorado movers will make sure your stuff gets to your new house safely. But it’s up to you to get those appliances ready for the move. Here are a few tips to help.

Measure the Space at Your New Home

The last thing you want to do is pay to move heavy appliances without first making sure they’ll fit in your new house. Measure your appliances and write the measurements down. Then, measure the space at your new home. If your appliances will fit in the space bring them with you. But if not, you may need to find a new model when you get to your new house.

Disconnect All Water Lines

Your washing machine, dishwasher, and even your fridge have water lines. Those lines need to get disconnected and drained prior to the move. Otherwise, water will leak all over your house, the moving truck, and your boxes. Disconnect those water lines and let them dry out for a few days before the move.

Remove Items Stored Inside

It may seem convenient to move items inside your large appliances, but doing so puts the appliances at risk for damage. Remove all items stored inside the appliances that you plan on moving. This includes all perishable goods in the refrigerator, any pots and pans stored in the oven or the oven drawer, and even clothes inside your washing machine or dryer.

Let the Appliances Dry Out

Your fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and dryer can all hold moisture. And while it might not be a huge issue if you’re moving across town, that moisture can lead to mold and mildew inside your appliances. Remember, moving trucks are not temperature controlled and the warmer it gets, the faster mold and mildew grows. Dry your appliances out by leaving the doors open for a day or two before you move. Just remember to turn the appliances off or unplug them beforehand.

Leave the Lifting to the Movers

Almost every home appliance is heavy and trying to move them on your own is a great way to increase your risk of injury. Instead, let your moving team handle the heavy lifting for you. They know how to move those awkward and oversize items safely, keeping your back and your appliances in better shape during the move.

Looking for an experienced team of professional movers that will take care of your belongings instead of just tossing them on a truck? Contact us today to schedule a free estimate. Our fully licensed and insured team will do everything they can to get your belongings where they need to go in perfect condition.

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