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Moving New York: How to Prepare Your Refrigerator for Your Move

Posted on: July 8, 2020 | by: Hall Lane Movers July 8, 2020

Moving New York – Hall Lane Moving and Storage

Moving appliances requires some advance planning, especially when it comes to your refrigerator. Not only do you need to have a little forethought to avoid food spoilage, but it also ensures your appliance doesn’t defrost then leak all over your belongings during transit. Before your big day for moving in New York, check out the following tips to prepare your fridge for shipping.

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  1. Get Creative When Cooking

The week before moving day, take stock of all the food in the fridge and freezer. Use up as much of what you have on hand to avoid having to transport it to your new home. In doing so, you not only have less to move, but also less to lose.

  1. Clean Out Your Appliances

Make moving to New York easier by thoroughly cleaning your appliances, which of course, includes cleaning out the fridge. At this point, it’s also a great time to go through your condiments and get rid of things that you no longer need or want.

  1. Now, Clean the Outside!

Remove all the papers, pictures, and fridge magnets and pack them up in a transport box. Leaving things on the appliance will likely result in you losing your favorite mementos during the move.

  1. Pack Inside Sections

Take out all the trays, drawers, and shelves to carefully pack for the relocation. Unfortunately, finding replacement parts for refrigerators isn’t that simple, so treat them as you would any other fragile item when packaging them.

  1. Unplug the Fridge

Before the day of the transfer, let your fridge defrost by unplugging it. Speed up this process by leaving the doors open, with towels around the base to collect water from the freezer.

  1. Find Experienced Movers

When moving in New York, the best thing you can do is find experienced movers to help with your transfer. They have the right tools and equipment, like tie-downs and shrink wrap, to ensure appliances are carefully relocated and minimize potential damage.

  1. Leave in Place for Two Hours

After your arrival, leave the refrigerator in place for about two hours, unplugged. This time allows for the cooling agent in the appliance to settle and assures the fridge can cool and freeze properly.

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