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A-Z Guidance on Preparing Appliances for Shipment

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Smart Appliance Preparation Tactics for Effortless Transit

Picture this. You are excited about moving to a new home and completely engrossed in packing the items when you move on to the large and delicate appliances like fridges, dishwashers, etc. If you find yourself staring blankly at the appliances without having the remotest idea of preparing the products, then this blog will come in handy for you. You will learn about the essential steps of cleaning and preparing the appliances before you hire a moving company like Chess Moving to ship them securely.

Chess Moving is a century-old, established, product and goods removalist company. We offer high-quality and customised moving services to residential and commercial clients. Our highly experienced, trained, and licensed professionals adhere to our robust framework to render a flawless move. We guide you through every step of the relocation process and ensure smooth services at an affordable rate.

6 tips on preparing your appliances for a move

Abiding by a systematic approach aids in the optimum preparation of appliances for a move. Have a look at the tips mentioned below:

Connect with Dealers or Manufacturers

It is wise if you go through the product manual or get in touch with the dealer or manufacturer before you handle sophisticated and expensive appliances. You must acquire authentic information pertaining to the careful packing and moving of large or small appliances without committing any blunder that damages the priceless item.

Ensure Appliances are Unplugged

You should call upon certified technicians for disconnecting hard-wired appliances like refrigerators or stoves and dryers that are connected to gas. You should unplug the fridge 24 hours before the move. Next, you must defrost the freezer unit and dispose of all the food content. Do not forget to remove the containers to prevent the formation of odours and mildew.

Clean the Stove Properly

Before you pack the stoves in the boxes, you need to ensure that there are no oil splatters or grease on the racks or the interiors. You should be extremely cautious while handling gas stoves and disconnect them before cleaning them. Furthermore, you should apply tape on the elements and knobs to prevent them from falling off or misplacement during transit.

Tend to Washer and Dryer

You must empty the dishwasher and pack the utensil holder separately to guarantee a safe move. Moreover, you should pack all the hoses associated with the dryer and washer units separately in a driver cavity. You also have to secure the drum in the case of washers to prevent transit damage.

Tape the Plugs

You should secure the cords by taping them to the appliances like the microwave, refrigerator, etc. You should not leave them loose or dangling. To make certain of proper packing, you should fold them first prior to tucking them with the dryer or dishwasher. Cords are extremely fragile and require special handling.

Tape Doors and Lids

It is essential to secure the doors and lids to prepare the appliances for the move. When you pack the appliances in the boxes, you should also keep the respective screws, nuts, and bolts, wrapped in a plastic bag. Most importantly, you must label the individual plastics or small boxes to avoid confusion during loading and unloading.


Opting for a moving specialist is a prudent decision. The reasons stated below illustrate why:

Budget-Friendly Option

Hiring a professional moving specialist allows you to save big. You won’t have to rent equipment for loading materials, or purchase truck rentals and protective cushioning items. Furthermore, moving companies like Chess Moving customise services as per requirement.

Hassle-Free Process

Professional movers know the ins and outs of the process and ensure a stress-free experience. Our team coordinates each move step, employs the best moving techniques, protects every item, deals with authorities for interstate and international moves, etc.

Efficient and Swift Service

A moving company ensures the safe and quick loading, shipping, and unloading of items. We are accountable and employ contemporary industry methods of handling expensive and delicate possessions. Furthermore, we adhere to a schedule to ensure on-time transit.

Physical Safety

With professional movers at your disposal, you need not worry about heavy lifting, which calls for proper training and tactics. You are prone to back strain, ankle twists, physical injuries, and long-term health issues if you attempt to DIY without adequate expertise.

WHY CHoose us

Clients choose Chess Moving due to the following reasons:

100+ Years of Experience

We are a 100% Australian-owned and operated removalist company and have been operating for over a century. Our team is committed to offering the best moving service by employing cutting-edge industry practices. We monitor the services from our strategically-placed offices in each Australian state capital and do not outsource any process to other parties. Our proficient and experienced movers make sure that the appliances reach their destination on time and in pristine condition.

Competitive Pricing

Chess Moving offers local, interstate, international, commercial and business moving services at a reasonable price. We also offer Nationwide Specials and free storage options (conditions apply). Our robust management policies, state-of-the-art technologies, crucial resources, and connectivity also reduce the cost involved. Furthermore, our moving insurance covers your valuable appliances from damages or losses.

Compliance with Industry Standards

We adhere to all the required codes of practice and Australian standards. Chess Moving is certified as per the following standards:

  • Occupational Health & Safety (AS/NZS 4801: 2001)
  • Quality Management (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015)

Some of our branches are accredited with FIDI/FAIM. Our team constantly evaluates the risks associated with the process and our integrated management system is ISO 9001 compliant.

Unmatched Customer Service

We are a customer-focused company and our team caters to the unique requests of clients for moving items. We are constantly looking for ways to enhance our performance and service. Our team considers every customer feedback to single out our shortcomings and works on them. We revert to every client question and provide recommendations to make the moving process simplified and effective.

secure appliance moving service

Are you worried about moving large and invaluable appliances? Then Chess Moving has got you covered. We offer the perfect solution for shipping your items nationally and internationally without you having to worry about transit protocols, hassle, packing, unpacking, etc.

Call us for more information!

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