Clean and thaw your fridge thoroughly before extended storage.
Empty the fridge and/or freezer, then clean it and leave the door open for at least 24 hours to ensure it is free of ice and moisture. If you are storing your fridge the door should be secured slightly ajar and it is also a good idea to place a deodoriser or Bicarbonate Soda inside to help maintain freshness.
When moving, your fridge must be kept upright at all times. The oil in the compressor may flow into the cooling lines if the fridge is put on its side.
Leaving your fridge standing for 24 hours before switching it on is recommended. This will allow the refrigerator to settle.