There’s no question that moving home is one of the most exciting yet stressful things you’ll have to do, so it’s worth investing a little bit of time to make it as painless as possible.
With all the packing and planning that goes into it, it’s easy to forget that your white goods are coming with you. You’ll want to make sure that these appliances are transported safely and properly, and this requires a little bit of planning. This handy guide will tell you exactly what you need to do to get each of your appliances ready for moving home.
Before you do anything else, you need to disconnect the washing machine from the mains and switch off the water supply to the appliance. Next, you can disconnect the water supply hose from the water supply. To do this, turn the threaded connection anticlockwise.
It’s a good idea to put a towel underneath the water supply tap and hose, because there may be a little leakage when you disconnect. Then, remove the drainage hose from the waste water outlet, again leaving a towel underneath to soak up any leaking water. You can wrap the ends of the water supply and wastewater hoses with towels to soak up any water that might flow out while moving the washing machine.
Make sure the inside of the washing machine is clean and dry. Check that there is no detergent residue in the detergent drawer, there is no debris in the filter, and that the inside is completely dry. For more tips on appliance cleaning, read our guide on how to clean your washing machine .
Try to leave your washing machine door open for at least 24 hours to get rid of all the moisture inside.
Now you can pull the washing machine out from its position, and clip the power cord, water supply and wastewater hoses to the back of the appliance. If you are moving the washing machine yourself, remember that it is a very heavy appliance, so you’ll need help from another person, especially if you’re moving the appliance up or down stairs.
You can secure the door shut with tape or rope. You might want to wrap the appliance in bubble wrap, a blanket, or anything to absorb shocks it may suffer during the move. Secure the appliance to the trolley or truck it’s going travel in with heavy-duty ropes.
Relocating and Installing
Once your appliance is safely in your new laundry or utility room, follow our guide to reinstall your washing machine.
A note on built-in and integrated appliances
Moving built-in appliances is a little less straightforward as you will first need to remove the cabinetry door from the appliance. Always check with the user manual and installation guide for details on how to do this.
If you’re a Beko owner, you can download your user manual here, using your product’s model number.