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Learn How to Pack Your Appliances before Your Moving Company Arrives

If you’re planning to take your appliances with you when moving, then you have two options: pack them yourself, or hire a moving company that offers packing services. Obviously, hiring a professional is the best way to approach this problems. This being said, not all movers are the same. So, if you want to make sure that your appliances will be transported in the safest manner, then get familiar with the packing process yourself.

All major appliances must be packed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Usually, you will find information about how to pack a big appliance in the owner’s manual. If you don’t have the manual, then check online for packing instructions for your make and model. Some appliances requires more than special boxes in order to be transported safely. Some require dismantling, others need to be set up properly, etc.
All appliances must be emptied and cleaned prior to packing. The fridge should be unplugged 24 hours prior to the packing in order to defrost properly. All racks must be either secured with tape inside the fridge or removed and stored in separate boxes. If your fridge has an ice maker, make sure to disconnect the water line and drain the water.
If you’re planning to move your stove, then you need to hire a specialist to disconnect it for you.
Dishwasher units need to be emptied and all racks removed. Pack the racks and other utensils together in a separate box. Make sure you tape the door of the dishwasher closed.
Drier units require special handling. Usually, the drier’s tumbler need to be secured with a stiff iron rod so that it won’t damage during transportation. Every drier comes with an iron rod that is removed before installation. If you don’t have yours anymore, then make sure you purchase one.

For the best results, hire a professional moving company like Best Twins Movers Silver Springs. We have many years of experience in the moving business and numerous satisfied clients in Wheaton-Glenmont, MD. Call us at (301) 795-4405 if you have any questions.

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