You have to be careful with it. You have to be a little more clever than usual. If you are planning on moving a refrigerator, you have to have your necessary supplies ready but before that, you must measure your doorways and defrost the fridge, in addition to packing the appliance carefully and also arranging for a dependable moving van.
Confusing, isn’t it? Let’s do it all but in a specific order.
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Here are a few useful tips for moving a refrigerator from your old home to your new house to make it easier for you.
Let’s Begin With A Plan
The first thing that you will do is prepare for the big move. Measure your refrigerator and also the passageways before you start packing and moving the rest of your stuff. Decide upon a date and also a packing and moving company that you want to give the responsibility of moving your fridge to its new destination. Choose a comfortable time slot and also decide on the vehicle that you think will be perfect for this kind of move.
Preventing Food Wastage
Preventing food wastage is also a major step that you will have to take. Empty out all the food items from your refrigerator. You can donate the items that you may not need and consume the rest before you move out. You can pack any extra or leftover food for the day of the commute.
Defrosting Your Refrigerator
Now that you have emptied your refrigerator, it is time to defrost it. This should be done as you’re packing the rest of your stuff and cargo to be boarded on the truck. Unplug the refrigerator and open the door. If you want to speed up this process, you can keep a pot of hot water inside the refrigerator. The warm air is going to circulate all across your refrigerator and speed up the defrost process. You can place another bowl of hot water inside the freezer as well and see how everything just melts away.
Buying The Right Supplies
The next step to moving a refrigerator is to invest in the right supplies. This is very important especially if you are trying to move your refrigerator all by yourself. You are not a professional weightlifter which means that you will need all the assistance that you can get. Invest in a set of:
- Straps or cords
- Moving blankets
- Packing tape
- Appliance dolly
- Bubble wrap
Another thing that you are going to need is an extra set of hands. Therefore, if you can invite a few of your friends or one or two neighbors on the final moving day, you are going to be successful at it without a second thought.
Measuring Your Doorways
Now comes the fun part. You should measure all your doors and passageways before you start packing your refrigerator and moving it from one spot to another. Remember that the extra layer of packaging is also going to increase the size of the entire cargo, which is your refrigerator. You will also have to place the appliance on a movable trolley which means that it may add a little extra to the overall width of the appliance.
Let’s Pack That Refrigerator
Now that you have measured the dimensions of the doorways and passageways, it is time to start packing your refrigerator. You will begin by sealing the door of the fridge shut. You can either use its inbuilt lock or you can use the straps to seal the refrigerator shut. The ideal way is to do both of these things to make sure that the fridge does not open or get entangled when you are finally moving it into the new house.
These cords are going to help you to keep the fridge balanced and stable when you are actually lifting and moving it across the property. Make sure to wrap the blankets around the refrigerator and then place another pair of straps onto the whole thing. This is going to give you enough grip whenever trying to balance the fridge as you bring it out of your house and load it up on the truck. This is how you’re supposed to move a refrigerator with straps.
Invest In A Solid Moving Trolley
Depending upon the weight of the appliance and how you wish to transport a refrigerator, you will have to invest in the right moving trolley. Get an idea about its weight and also measure its height before buying a trolley. Once you have packed and secured your refrigerator, the next step will be to transfer it onto the trolley. The strap is going to help you fix the refrigerator in its place while you move it across.
The trolley is going to help you slide the refrigerator out of the property and onto the truck very easily. You will need two people for this process as one will be pulling the fridge and the other will be pushing it out. Both these people will have to coordinate their movements along with their speed as they roll out the refrigerator from the house.
Let’s Move The Fridge Slowly And Carefully
Now that you have your fridge out of your house, the next step to moving a refrigerator is to gradually and very carefully mount it onto the truck along with the trolley. The fridge should always be kept in an upright position. The truck should be equipped with a proper and solid plank so that the fridge can be mounted on it without risking its balance or any chance of it toppling over. Once the refrigerator is placed inside the truck, it should be secured again with a pair of straps. Place it in between 2 heavy pieces of furniture. This is going to prevent any probable damage to the internal mechanism of the fridge while in transit.
You Have Done It
You never thought how easy it could be to transport a refrigerator without hurting or breaking it. Well, you have finally done it. Your refrigerator is in the truck. Now it is safe and secure. The only thing that you have to do is give the packing and moving company the address of your new destination. Reach your new house before they do. Make sure that there are no obstacles when you are dismounting your fridge before moving it inside your house.
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