Preparing To Move Your Major Appliances

Moving to a new home or moving your things to a self-storage facility can be quite a task, especially when you’re not sure of what exactly to do. That’s why we’ve come up with some tips that can help you get through it.

When it comes to moving your major appliances, we advise that you prepare them before you get your moving company or your cousin’s truck to pack them up and drive them off. Here are some tips that can help you to prepare your major applications for moving:

i. Refer to your owner’s manual to get specific instructions for moving. If you don’t have the owner’s manual, contact your dealer for that information.

ii. If you are moving your refrigerator, unplug it at least 24 hours before you are scheduled to move. Dispose of all perishable items in it and let the freezer area defrost, then clean and dry it thoroughly. Remove all racks and disconnect the ice maker’s waterline and ensure that you drain it completely.

iii. If you are moving the stove, clean it thoroughly – inside and outside. Securely fasten or completely remove the racks. Turn off your gas before you begin to disconnect the line (or call your gas company to help you do it if you are unsure). Ensure your knobs and other elements are not lost while moving, by taping them down.

iv. Completely empty your dishwasher and remove the rack or holder to move them separately. Make sure you tape the door closed, so it doesn’t open up while moving.

v. If you are moving your washer and dryer, check your owner’s manual or your dealer for information on proper handling. Remove the hoses and move them separately.

For all appliances, these general rules apply. You need to:
– Secure their plugs using tape. Don’t let the cords dangle or get loose.

– Add extra protection by packing lightweight, unbreakable items into hollow spaces – towels, blankets, cushions or even clothing will do just fine (just make sure you put them inside garbage bags first).

– Ensure that all lids, doors or knobs are taped down.

Follow these tips so that you can get your major appliances to your new home or to your self-storage unit safely. We’ve got what you are looking for concerning self-storage in Ottawa. We’re the number one source for storage in Ottawa and Gatineau. Give us a call so we can discuss your storage locker options at Just Right Self Storage. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core and only minutes away from Gatineau.