When you’re moving from one place to the next, it can be very stressful, particularly when moving large items. At Mid-Cities movers, our job is to make moving as un-stressful for you as possible! Below, we’ve listed a few tips and tricks for preparing and moving those large appliances.
What Does The Manual Say?
Basically everything we can ever buy comes with a manual. Do your best to locate the manuals for your appliances, because they may have some specific instructions for transporting your particular appliance. If you can’t find it, try online!
Unplug & Disconnect
For refrigerators and washers, it is generally a good idea to turn off the water supply before you disconnect. Next, unplug the appliance, and then unplug any water connections. For your stove, you should take care to make sure the gas is turned off before you disconnect. It may be smart to contact the gas company on this one. For washers and dryers, they should all be transported without the cables and hoses attached, so be wary of that.
Especially for any appliance that uses water, be sure to clean thoroughly to prevent mold or mildew from growing and causing unpleasant odors.
Tie, Tape, Secure
Before moving, you will want to make sure that all of your appliance doors are secured shut, and that any cords that can be removed are secured to the appliance with tape. Additionally, remember to tape down the knobs on your stove so they don’t fall off.
For help moving, or additional tips and tricks, give our experts a call at (817) 267-9901 today!