Moving is never easy, especially when it comes to moving your appliances. Most of the time, this step is not without consequences and many of your devices could suffer failures once you arrive at your destination, if you are not careful. How do you properly move your appliances? We tell you everything.
Empty all household appliances
The first reflex is to empty all your household appliances. Whether it is the refrigerator, the oven, the dishwasher or the washing machine, be sure to remove any element that is there in order to lighten it as much as possible.
If necessary, dismantle the shelves, as well as any accessories that may fall into the appliance during the journey. Also, to avoid clutter when packing, detach the power cord if it can be.
Pack each device well
If you have remembered to keep the original box of each of your devices, you will only have to put them back in their respective packaging. If this is not the case, be sure to buy a box that can properly accommodate each appliance. Be careful, do not put two devices together to minimize the risk of shock during the journey.
Likewise, it is advisable to always protect them with a foam that will absorb the probable shocks during transport. Finally, seal the boxes properly with adhesive tape.
Be judicious in their storage during the transport
The crucial step is to properly place the boxes in the vehicle responsible for transporting them to your new home. Indeed, if you do it anyhow, the devices are likely to fall, collide and be damaged.
When packing, mark fragile appliances with symbols on their carton. These include televisions, subwoofers, home theaters and microwaves. These categories should be placed on top.
For the refrigerator, it is advisable to place it vertically. Finally, make sure that all the devices are well glued to each other so as not to toss around during the journey. The less the boxes move, the safer they will be.
Call on professional movers
But if the task of moving your appliances yourself seems insurmountable, you can hire moving pros. These professionals have the skills, experience and equipment necessary to carry out a smooth move. In addition, they have large trucks that can accommodate from the largest to the smallest device.
Nevertheless, professional movers come at a cost. Generally, their service varies according to the quantity of goods to be moved and the length of the journey. Be sure to compare prices carefully to find the one that suits your budget.
What is the best alternative if you don’t want to move with your appliances?
Of course, moving appliances is not always easy. If you don’t want to bother with this task, you can quickly sell your devices before you leave, then buy new ones once in your new home.
This solution seems radical, but it’s a good way to avoid having to move your appliances and to give a new look to your new home.