Are you moving a kitchen to a new home? Part of every kitchen is a stove. But, a stove is big and heavy – so, how to move it easily, safely, and without any damages. Damages to a stove and a floor too. Having a guide will help you to safely move a stove.
Tips to move a stove without damages
With these tips, you will be able to relocate a stove by yourself, easy, and without any problem.
A stove is not an item that is moved often. Because of this, many people don’t know how to do it properly. But, we do.
- Clean a stove before moving it – deep clean a stove inside and out too. This is important because a greasy stove is going to be difficult to move and dirt and debris are going to end up on the floor, moving truck, and in your new kitchen. Simple, remove all detachable parts and use water, degreaser, and a dishrag to clean a stove.
- Disconnect a stove – hire a professional to come and disconnect your stove, especially if it is a gas stove. Moving experts don’t necessarily know how to disconnect a stove, they are there to move a stove.
- Wrapping – there are many uses of plastic wrap for moving, and packing a stove is one of them. You need to wrap a stove to protect it from damages and scratches. Also, use packing tape to seal the oven door, and wrap up all chords. One or two layers of the plastic wrap should be enough to protect a stove during transportation.
- Move it to a truck – you need to put a stove into a moving vehicle. If you don’t want to hire professionals, ask a friend or two to help you move it because a stove is not small and light, this will be the hardest part of the process. Protect the floor with moving blankets and use a moving dolly to move a stove into a truck. If you don’t have a dolly, you need strong friends. If you need to move it up or downstairs, create a ramp of plywood planks.
Hiring a moving company
Find a reliable moving company to help you move the entire kitchen. This is the safest and, at the same time, the easiest way to transport a stove. Let moving experts do all the hard work. You can focus on other moving-related tasks, which also take time and energy.
Make sure that the company is reputable, reliable, licensed, and experienced. Don’t hire a company without a license for transportation, no matter how much you like them. Ask friends for recommendations and research online, there are many online moving reviews you can read, written by past clients. They will move a stove with ease.