Defrost, dry and load refrigerator in upright position, using its inside space for bulky, lightweight goods such as large stuffed toys or pillows. Before laying refrigerator down for a move, check with its manufacturer. Most brands can be moved on their sides. Do not connect the appliance in your new home until the unit has stood upright for at least 24 hours.
Secure spring-mounted motors. Brace the tub to prevent damage. Wedge special tub inserts in the space between the tub and side walls. Disconnect hoses and put them in tightly sealed sandwich bags inside the machine's tub.