If you’re planning on relocating in London, there are a few practical pieces of advice that can help your move go smoothly. It can be from a friend who has a tip on the best day and time to pack up and leave. A family member pestering you to make sure you tell the gas company you’re moving. Or it can even be from your friendly Man & Van company Aussie.
At Aussie, we have lots of experience in relocating people in London. With every removals job, we complete we learn something new. It could be a customer telling us about a past mistake they made when moving that we feel can help our followers. And recently, we were discussing the issue of people forgetting to defrost their fridge-freezer correctly.
Some Basic Tips on Defrosting Your Freezer –
The first thing you’ll need to do it empty the freezer. As your aim is to prepare the appliance for transport, you don’t have to worry about preserving the food items. Not that you should waste any food – just make sure you use it all before you defrost. Then, unplug the freezer and move it away from the wall. Make sure someone helps you with this to avoid damage to you or the appliance.
Get plenty of old newspaper and towels to absorb the water as it melts. A newspaper is excellent for this and is easy to slide under the freezer. The Towels will retain the remaining water to prevent puddles and any damage to the floor.
There are various methods for removing the ice from your freezer. Some will speed things up but can cause damage. For this purpose, we’re going to suggest that you allow the ice to melt naturally, with the assistance of a hairdryer and warm flannels. Every other method is known to cause breakages.
If you’re using a hairdryer, you need to make sure that it’s nowhere near any water. You can remove chunks of ice with a windshield scraper after you use the hot flannel. Make sure you remove all drawers and shelving before you start chipping away at the larger clusters of ice.
It shouldn’t take much longer than an hour to remove most of the ice, but it might take longer during winter. In colder conditions, you should put your heating on; otherwise, the ice is less likely to melt. In summer, open the windows and allow more warm air to enter the room.
The last thing you need to do is make sure the freezer unit is completely dry and free of ice. It’s always a good idea to give your freezer a thorough clean, which will save you a job when you unpack. If you have an older freezer, it’s a good idea to check the condition of the seal.
Other Advice When Relocating in London –
You’ll also need to disconnect your other appliances that have plumbing connections. That’s your washing machine, dishwasher and possibly a tumble dryer. The general rule here is only to undertake this if you know what you’re doing. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, and it’s much easier than filing a claim with your insurance company.
If you made the wise choice of booking your removals with Aussie, we’ll not only advise you on how to disconnect your appliances. We’ll help you do everything with our dedicated packing service. Although it’s always better to begin defrosting your freezer the day before packing, we will do the rest of the disconnections for you.
And after we load everything and set off onwards to your new home, it’s always sensible to leave a clean property. Aussie Cleanis London’s best professional cleaningservice, and we are experts in things like end of tenancy cleaning. You might want your full deposit back, or you want to leave your home in good condition for the next tenant or owner.
Aussie – London’s Favourite Removals and Storage Company –
Aussie has been moving peoplein London for over fifteen years, and it’s not uncommon to hear a freezer defrosting issue. Many people don’t realise how tricky appliances can be and leave it until the last minute. That’s why it’s essential you book with a reliable removals company. At Aussie, we take care of the packing for you.
That’s why Aussie is London’s fastest growingremovals and storage company. We offer a range of services that make relocating stress-free and straightforward. Our team will be there on time, and we will have you and your possessions at your new home in no time. We don’t cut corners, and we deliver on everything we promise.
Aussie is the ‘can-do’ company, and we have the right removals and storage service to meet your requirements. We deliver a high level of customer service, as well as offering affordable rates. You don’t have to choose one over the other. The Aussie team is made up of highlight skilled people who love what they do. We are always happy to offer advice for our followers, especially if it means avoiding damage to your appliances.
If you’re relocating and you’re not sure how to defrost the freezer or disconnect your appliances, give us a call. We’ll happily advise you on safe ways when defrosting your freezer and we’ll arrange to have our team to disconnect your kitchen appliances as we pack.
Contact ustoday, and we’ll guide you through our removals and storage packages.