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How to prepare appliances for relocation


Moving can be so annoying and stressful. Especially when you are the one who has the deal with all the big things, like closets, beds, etc. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way, by simply hiring the best service there is – furniture movers Brooklyn. Your job is to prepare appliances for relocation which is a piece of cake. Here, we will give you some clues on how to do this in the best way possible.

Prepare appliances for relocation in no time

When you are moving, time management is very important. You have to plan every step, in order to move without any larger issues. Small issues are bound to happen, for everything else we are here to guide you. When you are preparing appliances for a move the way of preparing depends on what appliance exactly are you moving. For example, if you are moving a stove you will prepare it completely different then a water heater. However, it may sound complicated because the mentioned appliances are big, but it is very simple, and here is how.

How to prepare a stove for moving?

The stove is one of the bigger appliances that you will ever have in the kitchen. It may look like the hardest one to prepare for a move. It is not. The first thing to do when preparing a stove for a move is to clean and clean it well. There are so many great products made just for this reason. Why is it important to clean the stove? It is because the grease from it can ruin something else in the moving truck while in the transport. You or movers can get dirty as well, and grease stains are really hard to clear. Better safe than sorry.

a big stove in the kitchen
Clean your stove in order to relocate it easier

Other big appliances

When you think about how to prepare appliances for relocation, the first thing that comes to your mind is probably, I’ll just put them in a box in which they came in. This is not a bad idea at all. However, what happens if you have thrown away that particular box? Or, maybe that is not good enough. Let’s say you have a washing machine to prepare for relocation. This is an appliance that you cannot simply throw in a box. There are some things to do before you can relocate it.

When you need to prepare appliances for relocation that are a bit larger and more complex, the steps are still easy. Clean it good and detach the hose. The hoses you can put inside the washing machine so you avoid losing them in the process of moving. Once you did that simply let the movers and packers Brooklyn do the rest.

What about refrigerator

Next appliance that we will talk about is the refrigerator. The first step and the most important one is to de-freeze it at least a day before the move. It has to be ice and water free. This is something that you should do in general at least a couple of times in one year. What you need to do before you de-freeze it is to remove all the food from the refrigerator.

refrigerator in the kitchen
Always de-freeze your fridge before relocation

Check to see if there is something past the expiration date and throw that away. Everything rest put in a hand refrigerator that will keep your food fresh until you put it back to the refrigerator. What you should do is to hire a professional for this job, because refrigerators are very breakable and expensive to fix.

Coffee maker

The coffee machine can be one of the most valuable appliances you have in the kitchen. Not finance speaking, but emotionally speaking. There is nothing better than that first sip of coffee in the morning. So, make sure to prepare your coffee maker for the trip. Remove all the coffee beans from it and empty the water tray. Once you did that, simply put everything back together, and pack it in the box. This appliance is really easy to prepare for relocation. Of course, it doesn’t hurt to descale your coffee maker before the trip. This will make the organization of your kitchen in your new home easier.  Since you don’t have to think about cleaning it, etc., all you have to think about is where to put the coffee maker in your new kitchen.

espresso machine
Remove beans and water from your coffee machine

How to prepare a microwave for the relocation?

A microwave is definitely easiest to relocate. As with any other appliance so far clean, clean it really well, so you don’t have to clean it upon your arrival. Once you did that, remove absolutely everything from it. This doesn’t mean that you have to remove the plate from it. You don’t have to remove the plate from it because you will pack your microwave in the original box that it came in. That is it. So simple. If you don’t have the original box, make an effort and find a box that will suit just right for your microwave.

So, yes larger appliance is not that hard to prepare for and move:

  • Stove
  • Washing machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave

Make sure to do this preparation for relocation, because chances are that you will relocate them safely and that you won’t have much work when arriving at your new home, because you have cleaned them beforehand.

Moving can go without any issues by simply making sure that you go step by step. Also, time management is very important when you need to prepare appliances for relocation. The sooner you start the better. So, don’t lose any more time and get to work!

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