Moving a fridge isn’t easy. You need to prepare your refrigerator for your move so that it doesn’t get damaged during transit. Newer fridges are usually easier to move than older fridges, which need to be handled with care. Learn how to prepare your refrigerator for a move here. 

How long should a fridge be off before moving it?

You need to empty your fridge, remove the shelves, unplug it and fill it with old towels or papers for 48 hours before moving it. Your fridge can defrost quickly and it can leak into a moving truck and damage your belongings. Unplugging it and soaking up water in advance is therefore necessary. Our team at Master Movers expertly lines the inside of the fridge with white paper to prevent mold and odours from building up.

Can you lay a fridge down to move it?

It is advisable to not lay a fridge down flat to move it. Laying your fridge flat can lead to the compressor of the fridge burning out – causing damage to your fridge that could lead to costly repairs. It is best to move a fridge in an upright position or hire a professional to help you to move it without causing damage.

Remove obstacles like doors as necessary

After 48 hours, your fridge should be defrosted and dry. If you have a double-door fridge, you should remove the doors of your fridge as they do not fit through most doorways. You may have to also remove any obstacles or doors in your home if needed as these fridges have water dispensers in the lining of the doors that can be damaged during the move. Removing the fridge doors off their hinge is probably easier than removing a door in your home. If you need help with this, consult your fridge manufacturer or supplier for asssitance. 

Hiring a professional mover will help you to do the heavy lifting when it comes to fridges. The professional movers at Master Movers will transport your fridge, new or old, safely to your new destination. We provide all the moving services you need so that you don’t have to lift a finger or risk injury during your move.

Call our team today to help you prepare your refrigerator for your move!