Moving to a new home or office can be quite an involved process. If you’re planning to relocate, you may want to hire movers, or if you’re DIY-savvy consider packing and unpacking. But do yourself a favor–consider renting a refrigerator before this move so that you don’t have to shell out big bucks on refrigerators after the fact.
Moving a refrigerator
Moving a refrigerator can be expensive due to the weight and size of the appliance. The National Moving Preparedness Coalition (NMPC) recommends using a professional mover for larger refrigerators and using two people to move smaller appliances. The general cost per pound for moving a refrigerator is $180-$280, so it will cost between $680 and $1,560 to move a large appliance like a refrigerator.
Assuming you are moving a refrigerator with the household goods move-in and no additional costs, here are some rough estimates based on weight and size:
40″x24″x22″ – $200
48″x30″x26″ – $300
64″x41″x34″ – $500
80″x48″x38″ – $800 The above estimates do not include transportation costs. If you choose to transport the refrigerator yourself, then multiply the above estimates by 2 or 3 depending on whether you will be driving or shipping. Additionally, if you are moving a washer and dryer, those need to be accounted for separately and will add an extra 1500 pounds onto your total shipment.
Options for Safe Transportation
If you’re relocating a refrigerator, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a safe and smooth move. First, make sure the appliance is properly packed and secured. Second, choose a transporter that meets your specific needs and has a robust safety record. And finally, be prepared to pay high moving costs. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for refrigerator relocation:
-The average cost of moving a refrigerator is $228.
-The cost increases with the size and weight of the appliance, as well as the distance it must be transported.
-Most movers will require insurance coverages for property damage and personal injuries.
Shipping & Delivery Charges
It can cost anywhere from $150 to $2,000 to move a refrigerator. The size and weight of the appliance will affect the cost. Additionally, factors such as where the refrigerator is being moved to and whether special preparations are necessary (like cutting a hole in the wall) will add to the price.
Additional Costs & Discounts
Moving your refrigerator can be a costly endeavor. In addition to the price of the unit, you should factor in the transport and installation costs. Here is a rough estimate of what you could expect:
Transport: Freight companies usually charge by weight and size, so it’s important to know the dimensions of your refrigerator before getting quotes. The average transport fee for a standard-sized refrigerator is about $250.
Installation: Installing a new refrigerator yourself can cost around $200, but if you go with a professional installer, the fee can range from $300 to $500.
Total cost of moving a refrigerator: Between $450 and $900
If you’re thinking about moving your refrigerator, there are a few factors you need to take into account. First and foremost is the size of the unit; secondly, is how much it weighs and, finally, how much it will cost to move. Once you have those numbers, you can start figuring out what kind of estimate you need from a company like PODS or MoversAmerica. Whichever route you choose to go, be sure to budget for all of the costs associated with moving a refrigerator – including gas mileage and time spent loading and unloading!