Guide to Hiring Top-Notch Appliance Movers

When moving appliances, it's essential to know the type and scale of your move, understanding both local and long-distance requirements. Special attention is needed for large appliances like refrigerators and washing machines, which should be cleaned and ready for movers.

Where to Hire Appliance Movers?

There’s nothing more exciting in life than starting a moving process. After months and months of looking at homes, you finally found the perfect one in that new area you’ve been eyeing.

It’ll mark the start of a new chapter in your life and many new memories to be made! But let’s face it - moving is stressful. You have to pack up all your belongings, and guarantee they stay protected during transport, and unload them all over again.

For this, such as pillows, kitchenware, and books, it all comes down to putting them in boxes and loading them into the moving truck. However, some items like beds, couches, and tables require more preparation and work to move.

One of the most overlooked tasks when moving is moving appliances. Many people don’t even think about it because they’re too focused on getting out of their couch or bed. In reality, these appliances are by far the most difficult to move. Appliances like your dishwasher, refrigerator, and oven are all items that require extensive effort to move.

For many first-time movers, this can be a daunting task. If this is you, you’re probably wondering how to find the best moving company to do the job for you. Lucky for you, you came to the right place.

We’ll outline everything you need to know when hiring the highest-quality appliance movers. First, we’ll outline a few key points to consider, then provide a guide on the hiring process, leaving no stone unturned for you and your upcoming move.

Know Your Move

First, you need to understand your move. Are you moving locally? Are you moving out of state? What is the drive to your new home like?

These are all valuable questions to ask because they’ll help you filter out what type of moving company you need to hire. Local vs. long-distance moving companies often have different prices, services, and skills specified by the type of move they perform.

Type of Appliances

It’s important to know which appliances you’ll be moving. If you only have small countertop appliances to move, you most likely don’t need to hire an appliance moving company depending on the situation of your move.

The most common small-scale appliances are:

  • Toasters
  • Blenders
  • Toaster-Ovens
  • Coffee makers
  • Kettles

It’s important to clean them thoroughly before the move and wrap them in a protective layer.

For bigger appliances such as:

  • Refrigerators
  • Ovens/stoves
  • Laundry machines
  • Portable air-conditioners

You’ll want to make sure they’re clean and ready to move when your movers arrive. We don’t recommend trying to move these yourself, as you risk injury and damage to your home.

Remember, your moving company will come prepared with all the necessary equipment to do the heavy lifting, so there’s no reason to risk hurting yourself or your house.

Why a Moving Company?

When it comes to moving appliances, moving companies are a great investment. They’ll make sure your appliances arrive safe and undamaged to your new home. They’re trained professionals who know how to handle, secure, and transport your appliances during the moving process.

If you’re still on the fence about hiring a moving company for your appliances, here are a few key benefits of hiring one: 

  • Tools: Moving companies will come with all the necessary tools required to make sure your appliance stays undamaged during your move. Appliances also require specific types of equipment, such as appliance dolls, which are only commonly owned by some.
  • Knowledge: Since they do this nearly every day, moving companies are well-versed in moving appliances and know the exact measures that need to be taken to move your appliances safely. They also know how to safely secure your appliances inside of the moving truck so no damage is taken.
  • Time: Hiring a moving company will save you a significant amount of time on your move and eliminate any trial and error-process of moving your belongings.

Hiring Your Movers

When deciding which moving company to book to move your appliances, we recommend doing extensive research to determine the best fit.

Here are a few topics to keep in mind when doing your research:

  • Positive Reviews: Take a look at the best reviews of each moving company to see what their strengths are. Depending on the needs of your move, find one that has positive reviews on what you’re looking for.
  • Negative Reviews: Take a look at bad reviews for each moving company. Ask yourself why they received that review for each one, and determine if there are any flaws in their services to look out for. If so, keep searching until you find one with minimal negative reviews.
  • Prices: To make sure you get the best service for the best deal, we recommend comparing prices and getting multiple estimates for different moving companies. The more you do this, the more likely you will get a good deal. 
  • Specialties: Look at what each moving company specializes in. In this case, you’d be looking for an appliance moving, so find one that aligns best!

Check out this free resource on how to find the best moving company in your area.

Happy Moving!

We know how stressful yet exciting this time is for you. We hope this article provided a useful outline of selecting the ideal moving company for your appliances.

Remember, when hiring an appliance moving company it’s important to understand your move, what appliances you’ll be moving, and do extensive background research to determine the best fit for the job!

We wish you the best of luck on this new and exciting chapter in your life. Happy moving!

Tommy Loutzenheiser

Meet Tommy, a writer from San Diego, California with a passion for interior design and moving! Coming from a family of interior designers from San Diego, he’s been involved in the world of moving and helping to create beautiful homes for the places people move to. He’s also moved over ten times in various states such as California, Washington, and Arizona! Through these moves, he’s worked with a variety of moving companies, and prides himself on knowing what to look for and how to have the safest, smoothest move possible! For the past few years, he’s bringing his talent of copywriting and knowledge of moving together to help people all across the world start new chapters in their lives through moving! When he’s not busy writing, you can find him doing extensive research all to help your moving process.

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