3 Tips to Preparing, Moving and Storing Large Appliances

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One of the trickiest things about upgrading a major appliance is figuring out what to do with the unit that’s being replaced. Unless it’s completely broken and needs to be properly disposed of in the local landfill, it’s worth keeping around. You never know when you might need a backup, or if you’ll want to sell it or donate it at some point in the future. Either way, since you’re unlikely to have the kind of extra space around your home to store it, you’ll need to find a place for it to go. Storage Choice storage lockers in Carrolton, TX are a great solution for storing unneeded major appliances, and we’ve put together some tips for preparing, moving and placing your items in storage.

Preparing Your Appliances

Moving a big, bulky appliance isn’t easy. To ensure the smoothest experience possible while moving it from your home to Storage Choice, start by packing them up properly. Turn off refrigerators at least three days before moving them, and defrost and dry freezers ahead of time too. Thoroughly clean the appliance, and then secure its cord by either tucking it inside or by taping it to the unit. If possible, place the appliance back in its original packaging.

Moving Your Appliances

The number one goal is getting your dryer or other major appliance to Carrollton storage lockers in one piece without injuring yourself. Enlist the help of at least one other person to avoid overextending yourself physically. Use a dolly to move your appliance across large distances or up and down stairs. If possible, keep it upright while transporting it. Also, consider laying down a sheet of thick hardboard while removing it from the home. This will help prevent damage to the flooring.

Storing Your Appliances

Once you get your appliances to the storage unit, your work is basically done. However, you might want to place the appliance on a pallet or otherwise off the ground for ventilation. Similarly, keep doors ajar to keep the insides ventilated, too. If you’ll be storing other things in the unit, position the large appliances near the back where they’ll be out of the way. When the time comes to sell or retrieve them, they will be ready to go!

If you’re looking for a convenient and affordable Texas storage facility, contact Storage Choice today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you find a storage facility near you.