When you are moving you are likely to hire a professional moving company, which will move your main appliances for you; however, you will need to make sure that these appliances are disconnected and ready to go.
If you are moving your washing machine, you need to make sure that it is disconnected from the plumbing and that there is no water left inside. Most machines will have some water in them and if this water is not emptied out then your moving company may have problems when the appliance is on the truck. Your movers will know that the machine should be kept upright when it is being moved; however, if you are moving it yourself then this is an important point to remember, as any water in the machine can leak onto the electrics if it is put onto its side.
It is recommended that the original packaging is used when you are moving a washing machine, which is likely to include polystyrene packaging and transit bolts; however, how many people keep the original packaging? The chances are that you got rid of the packaging as soon as the machine was fitted and you knew that it was in good working order. Your professional movers will be able to offer advice on how to pack your washing machine if you have not kept the polystyrene and bolts.
There may be clips on the machine that you can use to secure the cables and hoses; if there are no clips, use tape to fix these parts to the machine’s side. The cables and hoses should not be left loose, as they could be damaged during the move and also cause problems for the movers.