Moving sucks. Moving big appliances sucks even more. Beyond the pure physical exertion, moving heavy awkward objects can be dangerous if not done correctly. You can damage yourself as well as the object being moved if you don’t do it carefully.
We were given a demonstration of the Shoulder Dolly at this years National Hardware Show and it certainly looks like a solution to the dangers of moving heavy objects.
Simply place the straps underneath the object then attach the harness which is draped over your shoulders. To lift use your legs which are the strongest muscles in the body, thus removing the dangers of lifting with your back, hands and arms.
The Shoulder Dolly has been tested to 800lbs.
Wish we had these when moving out of our 5th floor walkup in NYC!