Preparing Appliances

Preparing Appliances

Preparing Appliances for your move

Preparing Appliances, the right way

Preparing Appliances is an important step before your move.  Fill out this form and one of our dedicated move coordinators will be in touch.
From there, we will be able to match your requirements with our tailored services and provide you with a full quotation.

    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders

    Moving to a new home in the UK involves careful planning and preparation, especially when it comes to transporting appliances. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I’ve witnessed the importance of correctly preparing and safeguarding appliances to ensure they arrive at your new residence in perfect working condition. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the tranquil town of Stafford, or the vibrant city of Birmingham, this article provides expert insights and practical advice on how to prepare your appliances for a residential move.

    Assessment and Documentation

    Detailed Inventory

    Create a comprehensive inventory list of all appliances you plan to move. Note down the make, model, and any existing damage.

    Keep Manuals

    Gather owner’s manuals for your appliances, as they may contain specific moving instructions and safety guidelines.

    Manufacturer Guidelines

    Research the manufacturer’s guidelines for moving specific appliances, as these can vary

    Cleaning and Maintenance

    Clean Appliances

    Before moving, clean your appliances thoroughly to prevent dirt and grime buildup during transit.

    Disconnect Utilities

    Disconnect water and gas lines from appliances like washers, dryers, and refrigerators. Drain water from hoses and reservoirs.

    Defrost Freezers

    Defrost and clean your freezer in advance to prevent water leaks during transit.

    Safe Packing and Materials

    Use Original Boxes

    Whenever possible, use the original packaging for appliances. They are designed for secure transport.

    Sturdy Packing

    Use high-quality packing materials, such as bubble wrap, packing blankets, and packing tape, to protect appliances from scratches and damage.

    Secure Loose Parts

    Tape or tie up loose cords and any detachable parts to prevent them from getting lost.

    Professional Help and Services

    Hire Professional Movers

    Consider hiring professional removalist services like Cannock Removals, Lichfield Removals, Stafford Removals, or Birmingham Removals, who have experience in handling appliances.

    Appliance Technicians

    For complex appliances, consult appliance technicians to disconnect and prepare them for the move

    Safety Checks

    Arrange for service checks of your appliances after the move to ensure they are working correctly.

    Transportation Considerations

    Proper Loading

    Ensure appliances are loaded securely in the moving truck to prevent shifting during transit.

    Temperature Control

    Consider temperature-controlled transportation for sensitive appliances.

    Gentle Handling

    Communicate with your movers about the fragility of appliances, emphasizing the need for careful handling.

    Arrival and Installation

    Delicate Unpacking

    When unpacking, handle appliances with care to prevent any damage during this final stage.

    Professional Installation

    For complex appliances like refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers, consider professional installation to ensure proper setup.

    Functionality Check

    Test each appliance to ensure they are working correctly after the move.

    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    Amazing service!! Without James and his team, my move probably wouldn't have happened. They got me out of a tight spot at really short notice thanks to solicitors not exchanging contracts until 4 days before my move Extremely professional set up from the minute they arrived, throughout the whole day up until they left. They took great care with my furniture and other possessions and so skilled In getting everything into my brand new build property without causing any damage. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needed a professional, reliable and caring removals firm at a very reasonable price. For anyone moving in and around Staffordshire Moving Circles are the 👌
    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
    Darren Powell
    Darren Powell
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
    Nicola Appaji
    Nicola Appaji
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
    Mike Soles
    Mike Soles
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
    Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    I used moving circles removals quite recently and I must say what a pleasure it was, the lads were great , very professional, very helpful. The move was very smooth! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving house soon. Thank you guys for helping me out 😊👍🏻
    Kimberley Greenwood
    Kimberley Greenwood
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
    Angela Jones
    Angela Jones
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.