How to Move Appliances

Moving appliances can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve never done it before. Appliances are heavy and often require special care to ensure they are transported safely and without damage. However, with some planning and preparation, moving appliances can be a relatively straightforward process. In this article, we’ll cover some tips on how to move appliances.

Plan ahead

Moving appliances requires some advance planning. Before you begin, take some time to research the best way to move each appliance. Look up the manufacturer’s recommendations for moving their specific appliance, as they may have specific instructions or precautions you need to follow. Also, make sure you have the necessary tools and equipment for the job, such as dollies, straps, and moving blankets.

Clean and disconnect

Before you move any appliance, make sure it’s clean and dry. Clean the appliance thoroughly, removing any dirt or debris that may have accumulated on it. Once it’s clean, disconnect the appliance from any power or gas source, and unplug it. You may need to turn off the gas valve or shut off the power at the circuit breaker.

Secure loose parts

Many appliances have loose parts that can be easily damaged during transportation. Before you move an appliance, make sure all loose parts are secured or removed. For example, remove refrigerator shelves and drawers, and secure the doors with tape or straps. Also, remove the turntable from a microwave, and secure it separately.

Protect the appliance

To prevent damage to the appliance during transport, you’ll need to protect it with moving blankets or other padding. Wrap the appliance tightly in a moving blanket, and use tape or straps to secure it in place. If you’re moving a refrigerator or freezer, you may also need to secure it to a dolly for easier transport.

Load and transport

Once the appliance is securely wrapped and padded, you can load it onto a moving truck. Be sure to place it upright and secure it in place with straps or bungee cords. If you’re moving multiple appliances, be sure to stack them in the truck in a way that won’t cause damage or shifting during transport.

Unload and install

When you arrive at your new home, unload the appliances carefully and move them into their new location. Reconnect any power or gas sources, and make sure everything is working properly before you start using the appliances again. If you’re unsure about how to install an appliance, consult the manufacturer’s instructions or hire a professional to help.


Moving appliances can be a challenging task, but with proper planning and preparation, you can ensure a smooth and safe transition. By following these tips, you can help ensure your appliances arrive at their new destination in good condition, and are ready to use when you need them.

First Choice Appliance team

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