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Ask Allied: Should We Move Our Appliances?

by Jackie Heath on Sep 19, 2019
While planning what to take on your move one group of items you may be thinking about are your appliances. Each situation is different and a lot for you to consider on whether or not to take your refrigerator, dishwasher and other appliances to your new home. Ask Allied has come up with different aspects for you to think about to make your decision.
Ask Allied: Should we move our appliances?

If you’re moving to a new house, you may be asking should we move our appliances? That depends on your needs and appliances, but most home sales in the US include the existing appliances for a variety of reasons. We look at the reason you might not want to move appliances, as well as couple reasons why you would.

Kitchens and laundry rooms are not standard, and neither are appliance widths and depths. Chances are good that it will be larger or smaller than the existing appliances. Whether they’re freestanding or drop-in models, even an extra inch would cause problems. If you do want to take your beloved six burner range with you, be sure to measure all of its dimensions (height, width, depth, etc) carefully, as well as the dimensions in your new space, to ensure it fits.

Even if it fits, kitchen and laundry appliances are usually large and heavy. The cost of moving an older model fridge or freezer may be more than the cost of replacing it. Newer models are usually more energy efficient than older models, so even if the cost of moving your refrigerator is less than a new fridge, you could be better off in the long run getting a more energy efficient model.

Most people choose kitchen appliances to go with their kitchen décor. Sleek, stainless appliances might look awesome in your existing kitchen, but may not fit with your new kitchen’s country look. If you’re the type of person who prioritizes design and style, then moving your appliances may not be the right choice. However, if you have a professional chef’s range, or use rehabbed 1950s appliances for aesthetic reasons, then you will probably want to bring your appliances along for aesthetic reasons, rather than economic ones.

If you’ve just updated your appliances, you’re moving a short to medium distance, and you know they’ll fit, then moving makes sense. Be sure to allow time to properly prepare appliances for moving, such as ensuring they are clean and dry. 
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