When moving house in New York, one of the priorities you should have is to make sure that all the items you move be in relatively good condition by the time they arrive at the new destination. When dealing with electronics, there are a few things you can do to facilitate this. One of these is by making an effort to prepare them for the move not on the day of the move, but a few days before. The reason for this is that some of the preparatory measures you need to make might take some time. Some examples of these include:
You will need to thaw out your fridge
If you are thinking of moving one or more fridges, it’s important that you try to thaw them out and make sure that they are completely dry by the time they are loaded onto the truck. Even if you are moving them within New York, making sure that they are free of ice or any water will reduce the chances of damage to the fridge itself, or to any other items that are around it. Remember that even if you put the fridge in a box, the water dripping from it may end up spreading to the other surrounding items, and this in turn means that you may end up with damaged equipment.
Normally, thawing the fridge involves removing everything from it, and then switching it off. If you have a lot of food, you might want to have it all used so that you don’t end up having to waste it. You may also take this opportunity to clean the fridge after thawing it particularly if you have not done so in a while. All these processes might take you a few days.
You will need to find the appropriate containers to use to move them
In addition to that, you will need to find the right boxes and other containers needed to move the electronics. This is particularly true of ones that are fragile, such as TVs. If you have the box that you bought the device in, this will not be difficult for you to do. However, if not, you will have to look around for boxes and insulation you can buy for this. Depending on where you live, you may find this a bit difficult to achieve, so it’s important that you try doing so early. Alternative ways to handle it include getting the packaging from your mover, or buying them online.
Disconnecting the devices from the plumbing, and allowing them to dry
Appliances that depend on the use of water from the plumbing to operate also need to be detached from the plumbing, and then dried. These include any dishwashers and washing machines. To do this, you will need to call a plumber particularly if it turns out that disconnecting them from the plumbing is tricky. Depending on the quality of the plumber, they might take some time to respond to your request, so this is something that you can’t afford to do at the last minute.
In summary, if you are thinking of moving house, you should always try to make some special allowances for the appliances and other electronics in the home. Most of the time, you will need to plan for their preparation a few days before you are scheduled to move. Choosing to handle all these issues at the last minute is likely to make it more difficult for you to keep time, and will also make moving more troublesome. If you need more help in doing this, you can always consult your New York moving company for more advice on how to do such preparations.