How to Prepare Your Appliances When Moving to the Isle of Wight

If you have an upcoming move to the isle of wight, moving your appliances can be a difficult task. This includes all kitchen appliances such as your fridge and freezer as well as utility items like washers and dryers. The more prep you do to ready for your removal day, the better and less stressed you will be when it comes around.

If you are thinking about a move, you should start planning now, luckily for you, Lee Atkins offers removals Isle of Wight. Get in touch with us to schedule your moving date.

Prepare Appliances For Transport

The main aim when getting appliances ready for transport is to ensure they are in the condition ready to be moved. This means unplugging them, cleaning them and if possible, securing them in their original packaging.

Start by unplugging your appliances from the mains power supply and giving them a good clean. Most importantly, you want to clean the hoses and filters (if applicable). These can be breeding grounds for bacteria which you obviously don’t want near your food. Check the instruction manual for how to do this as it will vary from appliance to appliance.

Once everything is unplugged and cleaned, you can begin packing them up ready for transport. If you still have the original packaging, use this as it will offer the best protection. If not, bubble wrap or blankets will do the trick nicely.

Make sure you label each appliance clearly with both the name and the contents. This will make unpacking at the other end much easier and will help to prevent any mix-ups. Secure loose items such as shelves in place so they don’t rattle around during transit and potentially break. The last thing you want is to arrive at your new home with a broken appliance!

Fridge & Freezer

One of the main appliances you will need to transport will be your fridge and your freezer. Before you begin moving this, you need to make sure it is empty meaning no food or drinks are in there. After you have emptied the contents, you should unplug your appliances. When defrosting the freezer, leave the door open for 12-24 hours with a towel and the bottom to soak up the water from the melting.

Washing Machine

To prepare your washing machine for transport, you will need to unplug it and empty it of all contents. If the machine is still wet, use a towel to soak up the water. Once it is emptied and dry, you can wrap it in bubble wrap or blankets and label it clearly with the name and contents.


If you are moving your dryer with your other appliances, it is important to prepare it properly for the journey. Make sure to clean out any lint or debris that may have built up in the machine, as this can cause a fire if not cleared away. Additionally, check that the hoses and cords are in good condition and securely attached to the machine. If any of these components are damaged, replace them before moving. Finally, empty the machine of any remaining clothes or fabric softener sheets. This will help prevent any accidental spills during transport.


Moving appliances can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure they are properly prepared for transport. By following these tips, you can help to make sure your appliances arrive at your new home in good working order.

If you have any further questions about appliance removal or need assistance with your upcoming move, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We would be more than happy to help!