Monday, November 17, 2014

Wondering what the best approach to moving appliances is? Peachtree Movers can help!

Appliances are among the most expensive items you’ll have to move. Taking the time to prepare them for moving is the best way to keep them in tip-top shape.
Peachtree movers will help with preparing your appliances for moving, but if you decide to do it yourself, here’s a step by step guide to assure their safety and yours during the move:

How to move Refrigerators and Freezers
  • Start emptying your fridge and freezer at least a few days in advance of moving day.
  • Dispose of or consume perishables, and empty the refrigerator completely.
  • Clean all surface thoroughly, and leave the fridge and freezer doors open to air it out and prevent mildew and odors.
  • If the fridge has an ice maker, disconnect the water line and let it drain, and empty the ice and water reservoirs
  • Remove all interior racks and shelves and wrap them together for the move.
  • Vacuum the back and top of the fridge, chances are they have accumulated some dust
  • The day of the move, you can store light items like blankets, pillows or stuffed animals inside (place them in a garbage bag first). Tape all drawers and doors shut, and wrap it for transport.
  • Have Peachtree Movers haul the refrigerator. Because of their size and shape, refrigerators are difficult to move, and you risk injury and damages if you attempt it yourself.

How to move Stoves
  • Clean the stove thoroughly before the move. Grease from the stove can leave difficult to remove stains on anything it touches
  • Remove all interior racks, moving or removable parts, like burners and knobs, and store them together separately
  • Have someone qualified disconnect and cap off the gas line.
  • Tape the oven door closed for transport.

Time to move your Dishwasher
  • When moving a dishwasher, the main thing is to dry it completely ahead of the move.
  • Start a few days ahead of the move by disconnecting the hoses and drying them thoroughly.
  • Clean the inside and leave it open for a few days to help with the drying.

How to move your Washing Machine and Dryer
  • Start by disconnecting the washer’s water line and allowing the hoses to drain.
  • Clean the inside and leave it open for a few days, until it dries completely.
  • Read manufacturer’s instructions on how to secure down the drum. If you don’t have them handy, you may be able to locate them online. Also, there are washer kits available for purchase for securing the drum for transport.
  • Clean your dryer (lint screen, surfaces) and have a professional disconnect the gas and cap off the gas line if you have a bass dryer
  • Washers and dryers are not just expensive, but also difficult to haul. Peachtree can make it easy and help secure and transport your washer your washer.

Peachtree movers would like all major appliances properly prepared before your move. That way, they can safely carry, load and deliver them to the new destination. Preparing your appliances for moving in advance will save time and stress come moving day.
For additional questions on how to prepare your appliance for moving, moving supplies, or moving quotes, please contact Peachtree Movers in Atlanta, Georgia at 404-355-8877 or visit us at

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Peachtree Movers Do's and Don'ts Make Your Next Move a Easy One.

Here are some definite Do’s and Don’ts from Peachtree Movers for your next Atlanta move.


DO have a layout plan for the new space prior to move day
DO measure your furniture to ensure it fits in the new space
DO use boxes with lids – you want to be able to stack everything and a lidless box makes that difficult
DO tape all cardboard boxes – you want the box to be sealed
DO label the top and sides of each box
DO disassemble any furniture when possible to save room on the truck
DO label your disassembled furniture or tape instructions to it for easy re-assemble
DO pack light items (pillows/blankets) in large boxes
DO use suitcases and garment bags to pack clothes
DO account for traffic time during move – calculate approximate traffic with Georgia’s State’s DOT 511


DON’T put items from several rooms into the same box – stay more organized with separate boxes for each room
DON’T use boxes without a lid – you want to be able to stack on the truck
DON’T use duct tape – use packing tap
DON’T pack heavy items (like books/pictures) in a large box that will become too heavy
DON’T book your move for the end of the month when it is the busiest (although we can fit you in!)
DON’T water plants 2 days prior to move day
DON’T move on a Atlanta Falcons game day 

Some of these tips may not be new to you, but it never hurts to be reminded. Your move day will go smoothly with equal parts planning, smart packing, and hiring Peachtree Movers to do the heavy lifting!

Regardless of where and what you move, you will have your own friendly personal moving coordinator, along with a highly trained crew. We take the stress and the guesswork out of moving in the Atlanta area. Call us for a free quote at 404-355-8877 or visit us at