Do you have a refrigerator that needs to be moved? If so, you may be wondering how to do it the right way. Moving a refrigerator can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.
In this blog post, we will discuss how to move a refrigerator safely and efficiently. We will also provide some tips provided by our team at Mr.Mover on how to make the process easier. Let’s get started!
Get The Tools Needed To Move Refridgerator
Before you start moving your refrigerator, you will need to gather some tools. There are a few tools that you will need to make the process easier. Here are some of the tools that you will need:
You’ll need to measure the width and height of your refrigerator so you can get an idea of what size truck or van to rent.
Appliance dolly with straps
To move your refrigerator, you will need an appliance dolly. This will help to distribute the weight of the fridge evenly and make it easier to move.
To protect your refrigerator during transport, you will need mover’s blankets. These will keep the fridge from getting scratched or damaged.
If you are transporting your refrigerator in a van or truck, you will need to remove the doors. You can do this by using a screwdriver.
There are a few other tools that you may find helpful, but these are the most important ones.
Switch Off and Disconnect Your Refrigerator the Night Before Moving
Now that you have the tools you need, it’s time to start moving your refrigerator. But first, you will need to switch off and disconnect your fridge the night before. This is because you will need to remove the water line and drain the fridge. Here are the steps to do this:
- Turn off your refrigerator at the breaker box
- Disconnect the power cord from the outlet
- Remove the water supply line from the back of the fridge
- Drain any excess water from inside the fridge
It’s best that you do this the night before so you don’t have to worry about it on moving day.
Move The Fridge Without Scratching the Floor
Now that your refrigerator is disconnected and drained, it’s time to move it. But be careful not to scratch the floor! Here are a few tips to help you move your fridge without causing any damage:
- If you have hardwood floors, lay a towel or blanket down to protect them.
- If you are using an appliance dolly, make sure the straps are securely fastened around the fridge.
- Use caution when moving the fridge and take your time.
- Never try to move the fridge by yourself. You will need at least two people to move it safely.
- If you are using a van or truck to transport the fridge, make sure the doors are removed and the refrigerator is secured in place.
Wrap Your Refrigerator in Professional Packing Wrap Before Covering it in Blankets
A fridge is a large, heavy appliance and it’s important to protect it during transport. You can do this by wrapping it in professional packing wrap before covering it in blankets. This will help to keep the fridge from getting scratched or damaged. Here are the steps to do this:
- Remove all of the shelves and drawers from the refrigerator
- Wrap each shelf and drawer in packing wrap
- Make sure to cover the entire fridge in packing wrap
- Once the fridge is wrapped, cover it in blankets
It’s important that you take your time with this step. Wrapping the refrigerator properly will help ensure that it doesn’t get damaged during transport.
Slide the fridge out and strap onto the dolly
Now that your fridge is wrapped, it’s time to move it. You can do this by sliding the fridge out and strapping it onto the dolly. Here are the steps to do this:
- Slide the refrigerator out from its spot in the kitchen.
- Securely strap the refrigerator to the dolly.
- Make sure the fridge is stable before moving it
- If you are using a van or truck to transport the fridge, make sure to place it in the back of the vehicle so it doesn’t fall over
Once the fridge is strapped to the dolly, you can move it safely to your new home.
Secure the refrigerator for the move.
If you are using a van or truck to transport the fridge, make sure to place it in the back of the vehicle so it doesn’t fall over. Once the fridge is strapped to the dolly, you can move it safely to your new home.
- Be sure to unplug the refrigerator and disconnect the water supply line before moving it.
- It’s best that you do this the night before so you don’t have to worry about it on moving day.
- Turn off your refrigerator at the breaker box. Disconnect the power cord from the outlet. Remove the water supply line from the back of the fridge. Drain any excess water from inside the fridge.
By following these tips, you can safely move your refrigerator without causing any damage. Be sure to wrap it in packing wrap and blankets for added protection. And don’t forget to unplug the fridge and disconnect the water supply line before moving it. Moving a refrigerator can be a daunting task, but with these steps, it’s easy to do it the right way.