How To Prepare Appliances for Self Storage

Household kitchen appliances and home electronics in cardboard boxes ready for storage.

Whether it’s for cooking in the kitchen or washing your clothes, household appliances help us get through everyday life. However, it’s also important to provide your household items with great protection against the elements and unforeseen circumstances. This is where self storage can provide an extra layer of protection that simply cannot be found everywhere.

Preparing your appliances for storage before moving in is an essential way of protecting and securing your appliances from damage. In this post, our team at StoreEase will guide you through how to properly prepare your appliances for self storage.

Storing Appliances in Small Storage Units

Storing appliances in small storage units can be a great way to clear out room in your home. You can even apply tips and tricks from home to properly utilize your self storage. Here are a few that we think can help:

  • Declutter if it’s needed.
  • Move any rarely used items into storage.
  • Categorize your belongings.
  • Store regularly used items upfront.
  • Upgrade if you need additional room.

Kitchen Appliances Storage

For added space in your kitchen, place your utensils, dishes, and smaller electronic appliances in a storage unit. One recommended way of organizing your appliances is grouping items and storing them in labeled containers and boxes. When moving in, utilize crates to prevent these boxes and containers from touching the concrete floor.

Storing Appliances in Large Storage Units

It’s only natural that larger appliances will require more space for storage. This is why large storage units are a prime solution for appliance storage. Some major appliances that benefit from larger-sized storage units include:

  • Washers
  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Microwaves
  • Dishwashers
  • Ovens
  • Coolers
  • Grills
  • And more

With the spare room in your unit, you can additionally store extra small appliances. For added protection on your major appliances, consider getting a climate-controlled storage unit. These units are kept between a steady range of temperatures to prevent warping, moisture accumulation, rust, and more.

Refrigerator Storage

Plan to store your refrigerator in our self storage units? Start by unplugging your fridge the night before moving in. The next morning, do a deep cleaning before you secure it in protective wrapping and load it for storage. One storage solution to consider for refrigerator storage is renting one of our drive-up storage units.

Washing Machine Storage

Similar to refrigerators, washing machine storage is made easier if you take extra steps before moving in. After turning the machine and water off the night before, do a deep cleaning before securing loose plugs and hoses. From there, load your washer and find a comfortable place in your storage unit to place it. We recommend that you leave the lid up so that moisture doesn’t build up over time. 

Rent Appliance Storage at StoreEase Today!

For the best appliance storage near you, look no further than StoreEase. With a variety of options and amenities to choose from, you’ll find your perfect storage solution with us. Use our unit size guide to calculate how much space to rent.

Ready to get started? Begin by finding your nearest StoreEase location or contacting our team to rent or reserve your storage unit online today! If you need more information about our units, visit our FAQ and storage tips page.