How to properly store appliances

February 1, 2020

Washer and Dryers


With your washer, consider running an empty cycle without clothes to ensure that all the leftover detergent is washed away. Next, drain the pipes in order to relieve them of excess water. 


Dryers should be unplugged from the gas hose and all other wires before properly moving it. Completely clean the inside of the dryer for pieces of lint or dust.




Make sure to completely clean and disinfect your refrigerator to prevent attracting insects and fungus. When storing, align it upright so that the seal and the mechanisms inside do not get damaged.


It’s important to turn off your refrigerator the evening before in order for it to cool off to room temperature and defrost the freezer. It will be much easier to clean and move into storage.




Once you have cleaned your items, larger appliance should be placed in the truck last so that they are stored first. Place them in the back of the storage unit so that smaller and more frequently used items are at the front. 


Appliance storage isn’t complete without properly covering the items in a tarp or a bed sheet to protect the outer surfaces and prevent dust and dirt from entering. Be sure to leave the doors open to these appliances to get rid of humidity that could create mildew. 


To find a storage unit that satisfies all your home appliance needs, contact Noah’s Ark Self Storage today.

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