Moving your household items to a new home can be tricky. It is not only about moving your clothing, furniture, decorations, etc. You need to know how to pack items properly especially when moving kitchen appliances to a new home. They are big and heavy.
Should you move kitchen appliances?
Before you pack for your upcoming relocation, decide is it a good idea to move kitchen appliances. When it is worth it and when you should leave them?
- if they are new or you bought them recently
- you are used to their functionality and they work perfectly fine
- your new home doesn’t have any appliance and your old appliances can fit into a kitchen
- if you have old appliances with technical issues (using these appliances can be dangerous)
- your new home already has better kitchen appliances
- if they cannot fit into your kitchen because of the size, so take the measurements first
Tips for moving kitchen appliances to a new home
First of all, you will need proper equipment and packing supplies if you are packing by yourself. Equipment can be rented and you can save money on packing materials. You will need:
- A moving dolly
- Moving blankets
- Sliders (gliders)
- A couple of friends
If you don’t want to go through this process, find the best moving company in the USA and they will pack and move all your household items instead of you.
How to move each kitchen appliance safely to your new home?
- Oven – make sure you are protecting a floor when moving kitchen appliances to a new home. If your oven is mounted to a wall, call an electrician or gas engineer. Turn the switch off if it is an electrical oven or switch off the main valve if it is a gas oven. Remove the detachable part and move an oven with a moving dolly. Wrap an oven and secure the door when moving it.
- Dishwasher – first a clean wash and then make sure your dishwasher is completely dry. Take out the shelves and detached a dishwasher. Use instruction to remove a water hose. Tape loose wires and wrap a dishwasher to protect it. This is also a procedure for a washing machine.
- Fridge and freezer – remove all your food and shelves from a fridge. Defrost the fridge for six to eight hours before moving and turn the fridge off. Tape the wires and disconnect a hose for an ice cube maker. Secure the door but don’t use tape because it will leave marks on your fridge.
Moving kitchen appliances to a new home does not have to be difficult, but if you want to do it by yourself, then you definitely need help from a couple of strong friends. Don’t forget to protect the floors when moving appliances around.