METCALF MOVING BLOG
Moving Appliances: Why Bringing Your Appliances May Be a Good Idea
When moving into a new home, the rest of your life gets placed on hold for a time. Relocating from one home to another can be stressful for you and your family, especially during the moving process.
One pre-move decision you will have to make is whether or not you should move your appliances or leave them at your old residence.
On the one hand, moving appliances means you don’t have to buy new ones. But, how much will it cost to have your professional movers transport your appliances along with everything else?
Keep reading for a quick guide on why moving your appliances might be a good idea. And, learn what you need to do to make it happen.
Here are some things to consider.
1. Expense of New Appliances
You may want to consider moving appliances to avoid buying new ones for your next home. While there are some added costs of moving appliances, you need to determine which choice will be most cost-effective.
Outfitting your new home with new appliances (plus installation) can potentially be costly, although prices will vary based on the quality of your new appliances.
2. Current Appliances are New, Unique, or Top-of-the-Line
Additionally, moving appliances to your new home will be your best option if they’re relatively new and in excellent condition. If you just bought new appliances, why leave them behind to suffer the costs again?
Alternatively, you may have unique or custom appliances that were special ordered. Perhaps you have a vintage refrigerator passed down from your family.
Lastly, even if your appliances aren’t brand new or unique, they could be of high quality. In this case, it’s better to transfer these top-of-the-line appliances rather than pay for new ones or downgrade to lesser appliances.
3. New Home’s Appliances Are Outdated or in Disrepair
Finally, if the home you’re moving to has appliances, but they have seen better days, moving appliances makes better financial sense. Moving from a house with newer or high-end appliances to one with a completely outdated kitchen can be disappointing and inconvenient.
Things to Note About Moving Appliances
However, if you choose to move your appliances, there are a few things to be aware of. For example, appliances need special preparation for moving. The fridge needs to be defrosted, the oven should be cleaned, and all appliances that use water need to be drained and dry.
Ideally, uninstalling appliances at the old home and installing them at the new home should be handled by a professional technician for maximum safety and efficiency. Improperly installed appliances could pose a risk for fires, water damage, and non-working equipment. Inquire with your moving consultant for assistance locating a technician to help prepare your appliances for the move and for help setting them up in your new home.
Finally, make sure that you measure beforehand to confirm that your appliances will fit in your new home. If everything works out, you need to reconcile your budget for the extra moving costs, as appliances are big, bulky, and heavy.
Do You Need Help Moving?
Whether you decide to move your appliances or not, we can make your move a lot less stressful. We can help move your items and even provide temporary storage if you need it.
Take a look at our virtual survey to get a free quote.