How to pack your stove for moving
The stove is one kitchen appliance that is rarely moved. Whether you’ve remodeled your house or rearranged your kitchen, you may have noticed that your stove often stays in the same location. So, if you want to move your stove to a different room or a different home entirely, you may find it difficult to figure out how.
In this article are simple steps that will guide you on how to pack your stove to move without any problems or challenges. So, follow these steps in detail and you’ll have your stove packed and moved in no time!
7 Steps to packing your stove
- Measure the doorway
One common problem that many homeowners face is that their doorways aren’t wide enough to fit the stove. Therefore, the last thing you want is to disconnect the stove only to find out it can’t be moved. Use a measuring tape to measure the breadth and width of your stove and that of your doorway. If your stove can fit through, move on to the next step.
2. Disconnecting the stove
Disconnecting the stove should be done before you try to move it at all. Instead of trying to disconnect the stove yourself, we recommend calling a professional. Disconnecting the stove isn’t as easy as removing a plug from the wall. Instead, you will also have to turn off the gas connection and any electrical connection to the stove. If you don’t have a working knowledge of this, it is better to call a professional.
3. Cleaning the stove
It is essential to clean before you pack your stove. Clean the detachable parts of the stove first. This often includes the racks, grates, broiler plates, and even the knobs. Although this is a generalized list, so your stove may have more or less detachable parts. Once clean, these need not be attached to the stove again. You can store these safely in a box and reattach them once you’ve finished the move. You should also clean the inside of the stove.
Where to find more detailed information?
If you require a comprehensive guide for your stove, you can check the manufacturer’s guidebook. This book will detail a list of all detachable parts and non-detachable parts. The guide also includes instructions on how to detach a stove and reattach a stove. Furthermore, many manufacturers also provide detailed guidelines for cleaning stoves in their product book or website.
4. Disassembling the stove
If your stove is too large to fit through the doorways, you may want to consider disassembling the stove. If your stove can fit through the doorway, try to remove only those parts that are small, detachable, and maybe lost during the transportation. Pack your stove and the parts together to avoid any property loss during transportation.
5. Secure the door
Once you’ve cleaned the inside and outside of the stove, secure the door shut. If your stove has a glass window, try to wrap the window up in polystyrene to ensure it will have a cushion in case it bangs on anything. All panels and doors on your stove should be secured shut so they won’t crack and break during transportation.
6. Wrapping the stove
Once you’ve secured the door, wrap your stove in bubble wrap. Moving the store from one place to another can be risky and you may end up with a cracked or scratched stove. The best way to avoid this is to invest in bubble wrap. An initial layer or two bubbles wraps all-around your stove and fixes it with duct tape.
Should you add additional wrapping?
Yes, you should add as much additional wrapping as you can. If you don’t have bubble wrap, you can wrap your stove in a large blanket that will cushion any fall. If you are placing your stove in a box, place the blanket above and below the stove.
7. Consider investing in wheels
You may also want to consider investing in wheels for your stove. These can be attached to the bottom of your stove. These will ensure you don’t have to carry or push your stove around. They can do the job for you.
That’s it. Once you’ve wrapped your stove and attached the wheels, you can move the stove to its new home. These seven steps can be tiring if you haven’t done this before. However, there is a better option: Removalists.
Removalists are professionals experienced in the field of moving appliances. They will know how to disconnect, move and reinstall the stove in its new home. Some of the advantages of hiring removalists are as follows.
Advantages of hiring removalists
- They can ease your mind by completing all the removal tasks without any hassle. This ensures you can focus on other aspects of moving to a new house without worrying about your appliances and electronics.
- You receive the best packing and moving options available at affordable rates. You don’t have to invest in individual bubble wrap or boxes. Their services include costs for securely packing your stove in a box so that it won’t be damaged.
- They have the experience and expertise and can also guide you on other aspects of moving to your new home. Their experience isn’t necessarily limited to disassembling appliances. Instead, you can ask whether they provide a complete pack and move package.
These are only three advantages in a long line. Before you select a removalist for your appliances, remember to ask them about the procedures and practices they follow. Some removalists also provide insurance covers for more expensive products, therefore, you can be assured you are in good hands.