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The Best Tips for Moving a Washer and Dryer

Posted on: February 2, 2018 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage May 15, 2018

A man gets ready to clean his washer and dryer before storing it

The hardest part about moving is getting all of your items into your new home. While it’s difficult to move all of the items from your closets, basement and kitchen, if you’re doing a DIY move, the most difficult part may be moving your appliances. Appliances are expensive and fragile. If the appliance takes one small bump or ding, it may not be functioning the same way again.

How to Move a Washer and Dryer by Yourself

  1. Clean the Washing Machine: The week before you are planning on moving the washer and dryer, run a clean rinse through the washer. This will help to remove any detergent that may have become caked on. If after running the rinse the washer still isn’t clean, run a solution of vinegar and water through the machine.
  2. Clear the Lint from the Dryer: Take care to remove all of the lint from the lint trap. If you are unable to remove all of the lint, use a vacuum cleaner to suck it up from any hard to reach places. Once the lint has been removed from the lint trap, remove the lint trap and any other removable pieces.
  3. Disconnect Hoses and Wiring from Appliances: Take caution when disconnecting the gas line. If you have never done this before, consult a professional. Any removable pieces can be placed inside of the washer and dryer for safe keeping during the move.
  4. Use a Dolly to Move the Appliances: To prevent injury or damage from occurring to the washer and dryer, use a dolly to lift the appliances. These machines aren’t made to be moved around often, and any dings or bumps along the way can damage the structure or internal components.

How to Store a Washer and Dryer

New home, new appliances. If you’re moving into a new home and decide to upgrade your washer and dryer as well, you will have to find a place to put your old washer and dryer. If your old appliances are still in good shape, consider storing them in a storage unit. Appliances are expensive, and you never know when someone in your life is going to need a washer and dryer. When storing a washer and dryer in a storage unit, there are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. Keep the Appliance Clean and Dry: Never store an appliance that isn’t completely dry. To keep mold and mildew from forming inside of the machine, leave the doors to the washer and dryer open.
  2. Cover the Washer and Dryer with a Blanket or Sheet: Use a blanket or sheet to cover your and keep dust and dirt from settling on your appliance.

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