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If you are planning a move, renovation, or need more space around the house, moving a refrigerator can be a difficult and tiring task. When it comes to bulky items, we recommend seeking help from friends or family members. Refrigerators are among some of the heaviest items to move, and you should consider leaving that to professionals. If you want to save some money and do it yourself, we will help you. Just follow these simple steps:

Step 1 - Completely empty and defrost your fridge

Before the move, the most important thing is to empty the refrigerator of all of its contents. Also, don’t forget to defrost the units. Moving can take days, so you should probably find enough ice to keep your food chilled. Remove not just what’s inside, but also magnets and anything you put on the fridge.

Step 2 - Unplug and disconnect the refrigerator

If your fridge has an ice maker, disconnect it. Follow the manual if you need some additional guidance. Another important thing is to protect the cord properly. Our advice is to use a tight bundle to make sure it stays in place while moving.

Step 3 - Thoroughly clean all surfaces

Refrigerators can get messy, and that’s no secret. Germs in the food can spread to shelves, so the best way to clean your fridge is with a mix of soda and warm water. You should also remove all drawers and other removable parts. That will make your cleaning process easier. Wipe the inside with soapy water and dry it with a clean towel. The chances are that after that, your refrigerator will look as good as new!

Step 4 - Secure the doors

The best way to secure the doors is by using rope or a cord. Please be careful to not tie the refrigerator too tight, and don’t use tape for securing the door because it can damage your fridge. Keep the doors slightly open whenever possible, especially if the move lasts longer than a day.

Step 5 - Get a moving dolly

The final step may be the hardest one. Wrap the cabinet using plastic wrap and tape. The best way to do this is by using bubble wrap and tape around the cabinet. This will allow you to safely load the filing cabinet into the truck without worrying about possible damage during the transport.

Step 6 - Wrap your fridge in packing wrap

A fridge is an important investment, and that’s why you should buy quality packing materials to protect it during transportation. No matter how strong and skilled you are, items as big as a refrigerator can be easily damaged. The best way to protect the fridge is to wrap it in two layers of protective wrapping. After the first layer, you can also use moving blankets and secure them with packing tape.

Step 7 - Load the fridge into the moving truck

A fridge is an important investment, and that’s why you should buy quality packing materials to protect it during transportation. No matter how strong and skilled you are, items as big as a refrigerator can be easily damaged. The best way to protect the fridge is to wrap it in two layers of protective wrapping. After the first layer, you can also use moving blankets and secure them with packing tape.

Step 8 - Secure the fridge inside the truck

To prevent your belongings from being damaged, you need to protect and secure them during transport. If you have enough space in your moving truck, you can leave the refrigerator on a dolly. If not, our advice is to strap the fridge using bungee cords. Please avoid laying the fridge on its side, and don’t forget to add some additional straps if needed.

Step 9 - Wait until you plug the refrigerator again

Finally, your moving process is over, and you have arrived in your new home! Many people make the same mistake and plug in the fridge as soon as possible, but you should wait a couple of hours before doing that. This will allow the refrigerant oil to flow back into the compressor. If you have a manual, it’s always good to follow it and read it once again before adding food.

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