Depending on the size of your refrigerator and the width or your doorways you may find it necessary to remove the doors. This is because the handles and hinges on the doors often make it hard to fit between the thresholds of a lot of homes; especially in older homes. Removing the doors also make the refrigerator lighter and provides more gripping area which will come in handy when its time to lift it and move it.
When the average person thinks about moving an appliance they immediately reach for a moving dolly to assist them instead of calling a buddy or hiring moving labor. While there are times when dollies can be helpful, they can also be heavy and more work than they are worth. Not only do dollies add weight to what you are moving but they also make it more difficult to navigate around certain household layouts and designs.
Remove The Doors
Empty the Drawers
You never want to move anything that has moveable parts inside without either securing them or moving them. When moving a refrigerator it will probably be a lot easier to simply remove the inner racks and drawers than to secure them with packing tape. The obvious benefit of doing this is lowering your risks to potential damages while moving your fridge to its new home. Another advantage would again be less weight to carry when its time to do the heavy lifting.
Don't Work Too Hard
Most refrigerators are equipped with wheels, giving them the ability to roll frontward and backwards. During the moving process you will have plenty of opportunities to simply push it across a room to where you need it to be without overworking yourself.
You Don't Need A Dolly
In conclusion, although moving a large appliance like a refrigerator can seem difficult if you don't have any prior moving experience, following these four tips for moving refrigerators are sure to simplify the process tremendously.