Best practices for storing your appliances

Home appliances are equipment that must be taken care of during a move, as well as before it. Essentially, several precautions also need to be taken into consideration during storage.

Go Cube gives you the best practices to safely store your appliances and recover them without any unpleasant surprises!

Preparation before storage

Fridge

Before storing a refrigerator, it should be completely emptied. Of course, this includes all the foodstuffs that might be found there, as well as all the ice accumulated in the freezer. Once the defrost is complete, clean it thoroughly and dry all the walls carefully. Also, be sure to leave the doors ajar when storing your refrigerator to ensure proper ventilation.

Dishwasher

As for your dishwasher, it is recommended to run it empty to remove any remaining soap residue. Eliminate all traces of moisture on the walls, the filter and the dish racks and let them dry for a few days. Finally, unplug your dishwasher and check that no liquid can still be found in the inlet and outlet pipes before storing it.

Washing machine

Just like the dishwasher, it is recommended to run your washing machine empty to remove as much soap as possible. Drain the hoses to make sure that no liquid remains in the bottom of the tank. This will prevent your machine from giving off odours due to stagnant water and bacterial growth.

Oven

Due to its daily use, the oven is an appliance that stores dirt and grease residues. It is therefore essential to thoroughly clean and degrease it before it can be stored. Also remember to carefully protect the glass pane to prevent it from breaking during the storage period or when moving the unit.

Things to do when storing

Appliances are fragile fixtures that need to be handled carefully. Equipped with several electrical cables, it is important to tape them to the appliances to avoid damaging them. In addition, it is important to store all your appliances in an upright position and to leave their doors open. This will keep bad odours at bay, since the appliances will be ventilated and the appearance of mold will be prevented.

Moreover, several factors must be taken into account before choosing your storage space, since moisture and heat must absolutely be avoided for this kind of property. Places such as the cellar and the garage are not recommended. Prioritize places where temperatures are controlled and spaces are ventilated.

Simple solutions for your household appliance storage

Storing your household appliances is not overly complicated. It is all about organizing and taking some precautions beforehand. Plus, with the help of a mobile storage company like Go Cube, you’ll be able to move with peace of mind, without having to worry about where to store your appliances.

Do not hesitate to contact our team as soon as you need a safe space to keep your appliances.