How to transport a fridge

Are you going to transport a fridge? As you know, it is not an easy item to move. Check out our safe and low-budget ways of transporting a fridge.

Due to its particular size and weight, moving a refrigerator can be a challenge. That is why most people decide to hire a moving company to take care of the issue. That is definitely the safest way. However, if you own a large car and are willing to do it on your own, here are ways of making it easier.

How to prepare a fridge for transportation – step by step:

  1. Remove food and liquids from the fridge.
  2. Turn it off and defrost it.
  3. Separate the fridge from its components, such as shelves or egg holders. Pack them carefully in extra cardboard box.
  4. Secure the fridge against uncontrolled opening using string or sticky tape.
  5. Pay attention to the fridge’s corners. Secure them with styrofoam.
  6. Cover the fridge with bubble wrap or a blanket for extra protection.

Moving the fridge

Remember that this is not a one-man job. It is important to carry the item upright. The fridge should be held from both sides. It would be helpful to use a hand trolley. After placing the refrigerator in the car, fasten it with special belts to prevent any movement during transportation.

shipping fridge hand trolley

A hand trolley would be helpful during fridge transportation.

If you decide to hire a transport company, make sure that their service includes loading. It will eliminate the stress and protect your back from the heavy lifting.

After transportation

When you reach the destination point, do not turn on the fridge until (at least) 12 hours after arrival. This is a common and useful recommendation given by the producer of household appliances.

How much does it cost?

If you want to ship a fridge using transport services, the easiest way is to list your item at a transport marketplace, such as It is free. Once you have done this, you will get attractive offers from moving specialists. The cost of the shipment will depend on the size, measurements and the distance that has to be covered by the transport provider.

Here are some offers for international fridge transportation. The price averages £60-£100:

London, England – Głubczyce, Poland (1587.00 km)

Price:   £80

Schwäbisch Hall (Germany) – Gostynin (Poland) (999,60 km)

Price:   £60  

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