Moving a dishwasher 101

There are certain things in our homes that we all have but are very difficult to relocate. And these are usually big home appliances or bulky furniture items. And most of us have dishwashers in our homes. Moving a dishwasher is a task that you can’t just do. You have to properly prepare for it. And that is exactly what we decided to do – prepare you for moving a dishwasher by writing this simple guide that you should follow. So, if you want to make moving your dishwasher a breeze and not an overly-complicated task, keep on reading.

Get all the necessary moving and packing supplies first

Before you do anything to move your dishwasher, you have to prepare for moving it. Well, you have to prepare for moving and packing your whole home. This means that you need to get a hold of the right packing materials. You are going to need:

  • boxes, both cardboard, and plastic ones
  • bubble pack
  • packing peanuts
  • plastic wrapping foil
  • Styrofoam
  • packing tape
  • labels.

All of these things are necessary and you should obtain them a couple of days before you start packing for a move.

Cardboard boxes you will need when moving a dishwasher.
Get all the supplies before it is time to pack for relocation.

Hire professional movers and packers

This is a task not just anyone can do. This is why the next thing to consider doing is hiring movers and packers for your relocation even if it is a short notice move. Doing this relieves a lot of stress off your back. You will have a lot more time to focus on other things. Plus, hiring movers means that you are much safer. This is sole because moving means that you could get seriously injured. You could trip, drop something, or just bend the wrong way while lifting something as heavy as a dishwasher. And movers are professionals who know how to do everything regarding lifting, carrying, and relocating. So, think about hiring a moving company for your upcoming move.

A moving truck.
Hire a moving company so you don’t have to deal with a lot of moving stress or injuries.

If you decide not to hire movers…

If you decided that hiring movers isn’t necessary even though reliable movers can be cheap, we have some tips for you. You need to make sure that the dishwasher is empty, that there are no dishes inside. Once you do that, it is time to clean the dishwasher and to pack it into a big sturdy box with a lot of styrofoam. The same way the dishwasher came when it was new, you need to make sure you pack it that way. Carrying it on its own, without the box and the styrofoam is a bad idea. This way it can get damaged or even broken while you are moving it.

Have in mind that this isn’t a task you can do alone. Have your family or friends helping you. Make sure that there are enough of you present to lift the dishwasher together and carry it to the moving truck you rented. You also need to learn how to properly load a moving truck.

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