Storage tips and tricks

Give your appliances a little extra care

Household appliances and electronics are expensive, essential and good to keep around. If you aren’t using them at the moment, though, it’s time to put them into self-storage.

Electronic appliances need extra care when it comes to storage. Here are a few things to consider:
1
Different items have different storage needs Read the manual for each appliance you want to store. Larger items will also have specific instruction for transportation to avoid bumps and scrapes along the way.
2
Run a final cycle with vinegar on your washing machine and dishwasher prior to storage to remove excess detergent, which can harden and cause damage over time. You can also prevent frost or mildew by draining all remaining liquid from the appliances, including internal and external parts like tanks, hoses and tubes.
3
Ensure that appliances and electronics are sparkling clean, inside and out – especially those used to store or prepare food. A small crumb or smear can attract bugs and pests.
4
Fend off unwanted visitors by covering items with insect repellent Use cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil for a more natural repellent and check your storage unit regularly for bugs and pests.
5
Transport, wrap, and store glass separately If possible, remove all glass parts from your items and wrap them in bubble wrap or blankets.
6
Store smaller electronics like iPads, laptops, and cameras in the original box they came in. This was designed to protect them.

More tips

Keep your furniture and paintings in tiptop shape while stored

Whether it’s ski gear, kids’ clothes or the piles of fancy dress you know will
come in handy one day, storing clothes and textiles in self-storage is a
great way to free up some much-needed space.

Think ahead and make the most of the space you have

You’ve cleaned all your goods. You’ve got all the protective material and
boxes you need. Now all you need to do is get them to the storage unit in
one piece, hope everything fits and lock the door.

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