For most people, their appliances, and especially their large appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, etc, are one of the last things they think about when it’s time for a move.
When it’s time to finally move that fridge or dryer, there are a few things you want to keep in mind.
Appliances Should Be Moved First
Large appliances take up space. That means that in an ideal world you’ll plan your move ahead of time and actually prepare to move many of your largest pieces first. That will help you secure them in the truck, as well as place them easily into your new space, without needing to “work around” all those smaller items (like side tables, boxes, or chairs) that tend to clutter up the floor during the moving process.
Don’t Forget To Unplug 48 Hours in Advance
Another tip is to make sure that you unplug the appliance at least 24 hours in advance. When dealing with freezers, for example, this time allows it to defrost and drain all of the water.
The last thing you want when moving day comes is to have your newly boxed or shrink-wrapped appliance leaking water as the ice melts out of the sides!
Clean Before You Use
Finally, it’s extremely important that you thoroughly clean every single appliance well before your first use after a move.
Regardless of whether it’s a washing machine or a fridge, the appliance is likely to collect a lot of dirt and grime during the process of getting moved, and usually it’s a lot easier to clean them when they aren’t fully connected and working.
That means you should take advantage of the move to thoroughly go through each appliance and make it as clean as new!