How to Properly Move Appliances

Methods to properly move appliances.

Getting ready to rearrange your kitchen? Maybe you’re gearing up for that big move and you’re trying to save a little bit of money by doing it yourself? It might not seem like the hardest job, but moving that big, bulky refrigerator or that heavy, unforgiving oven can be grueling work! One wrong move and you could seriously hurt yourself. Meehan’s Family Moving wanted to make things nice and easy for you, so we’ve prepared a short guide full of tips to make rearranging your kitchen easy and painless.

Prepare and Make a Plan

Before you move a single muscle, the first thing you should do is work out a plan. Where are you putting all of those big appliances? How are you going to move them? Is there anything in the way or maybe any small doorways that may be hard to fit through? These are a few of the questions you should be asking yourself. Preparing all of the appliances by wiping them down and cleaning them out is important as well. You would be making a big mistake by trying to move a refrigerator with food still inside, or by trying to slide an oven with any pots or pans inside of it. Not only will it make the job so much harder, but you’re also increasing the risk of breaking something. Sweeping the floors before moving anything will also make the job that much easier. Dirty floors increase friction which means you’ll have to work that much harder to get the job done.

Gather Your Supplies

Any job is made less stressful with the right equipment, and moving appliances is no exception! Why struggle and have to work harder if you can choose from a plethora of tools to make things easy? Trying to move a refrigerator without at least a dolly isn’t even worth doing. Make it even easier by adding forearm straps, plastic guides, plywood or carpet squares, or an air sled, and you can wrap up any job in no time!

Clean Up the Mess

You finally got those appliances out of the way and find yourself with a rare opportunity: to clean those hard-to-reach, forgotten-about areas! We’re talking about getting rid of the dust bunnies underneath the fridge and cleaning up the food that fell off the stove and down into the cracks to be left forever, leaving you to wonder where all those bugs are coming from. Take the time to sweep, vacuum, and wipe away all of that hidden mess and you’ll find yourself much happier. Go ahead and clean up any mess you might have made in the moving process, and you’ll be just about finished with the whole ordeal.

Meehan’s Family Moving Does it All, So You Don’t Have To

If the reason you’re rearranging your kitchen appliances is because you are preparing to move, give us a call! Here at Meehan’s Family Moving, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality service to all of our customers. Moving can be stressful enough as is so why make it harder? Call us today at (561) 904-6000 or contact us here for a free quote.