TIPS FOR CORRECTLY STORING YOUR APPLIANCES

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If you’re storing any appliances in Self Storage in Ipswich from Amberley Self Storage it’s important you correctly prepare them to prevent damage. Self Storage in Ipswich is a great storage option for appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, dryers, and various others because it’s secure and dry. Follow these tips to help protect your equipment while it’s in storage.

  • Clean thoroughly – Taking the time to wash all surfaces and components prior to storage is important to help prevent mould and attracting pests. Make sure you clean any exposed condenser coils, and empty the crumb trays on your toasters.
  • Check all filters – Make sure you wash and dry any permanent filters that are inside appliances such as dryers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, dishwashers, coffee makers, and humidifiers. If you’re using disposable filters, make sure you throw them away.
  • Run an empty cycle – To clean appliances like your washing machine or dishwasher, run it through an empty cycle. Use vinegar instead of soap in your washing machine, and add baking soda rather than powdered detergent to your dishwasher. This will help clean out the hard to reach places inside your appliances.
  • Clean your coffee maker – To clean out your coffee machine, fill half of the water tank with vinegar. Fill the rest of the tank with water, and run the coffee machine through two cycles without using any coffee. You should also scrub the carafe with a soapy sponge.
  • Wash the microwave oven – To wash your microwave, squeeze the juice from a lemon into a ceramic bowl and mix it with water. Put the bowl in the microwave and run it on high for about four minutes. This will help deodorise the microwave while also making it easier to clean with a dishcloth.
  • Defrost the freezer – Make sure you thoroughly defrost your freezer before putting it into Self Storage in Ipswich. Use towels to help absorb the water as the ice melts. Make sure your freezer is completely dry before moving it into your storage unit, otherwise it will quickly collect mould.
  • Drain the tank – If you refrigerator has a built-in water dispenser, make sure you drain it completely. You’ll need to turn off the valve before detaching its hose and releasing the water until the tank is empty.
  • Prop doors open – When you’re storing appliances, prop the doors open to help prevent mildew and odours. Make sure your prop is lightweight to prevent bending the gasket on your doors.
  • Absorb odours – Putting a small container of baking soda into your refrigerator or other appliances will help absorb any odours. Place the box open and near the rear wall for best results.
  • Position them properly – Don’t store any appliances sideways or upside down to prevent damaging them. Make sure your appliances are stable and won’t fall over.

After applying these tips, you’ll be ready to bring your kitchen and laundry appliances to Self Storage in Ipswich from Amberley Self Storage. Contact us to learn more today.

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