There are many reasons why people choose to use self storage. Some are in the middle of a divorce, some getting married, moving across country, a frequent traveler, spring cleaning, a business storing files or brave men and women needing protection for their belongings while they serve overseas. This is the third part in a series of tips for the most common self storage items.
The first part of our storage tips centered on furniture while our second section of tips covered electronics. Today we focus on appliances. Appliances are similar to electronics in they need to have a safe and secure place to be stored but are not nearly as “worthless” in 5-10 years like electronics are. Ovens, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and microwaves are some of the appliances which are usually found in storage units.
Appliance Storing Tips:
- Be sure to wash and clean out all of your appliances prior to storing them. Take extra time to clean fridges and stoves as any buildup on them can cause mold, bacteria and rodents.
- When storing, keep all of your appliances against the storage wall since they will most likely be your biggest and least used items.
- Leave the doors of your fridge, microwave, stove, washer and dryer open to allow air to freely move through and to avoid bacteria, mold and musty smells.
- Make sure all of your appliances are completely dry before storing them. Any moisture left over will cause the storage unit to smell and also create mold, must and mildew.
Have any other tips for us we may have forgotten? Please leave them in the comments. If you need a place to store your fridge or stove, be sure to check our website where you can find thousands of self storage facilities across the country.